Assistant Professor Human Development and Family Studies

The University of Houston

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 8, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience

Assistant Professor Position in Human Development and Family Studies

The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program, Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Houston seeks scholars for a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with the possibility of a joint appointment in one of the graduate programs. The department seeks applicants with expertise in either: learning, cognition, and student success or parenting.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in HDFS, psychology, learning and cognition, or a related field. Successful applicants will show strong potential to attract external funding for their research, exhibit a record of published scholarship, exhibit commitment to undergraduate and teaching, effectively mentor graduate students in teaching and research, and build collaborations across programs and units.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and possible graduate courses, securing external funding to support their research agenda and student trainees, conducting and presenting research via scholarly publications and presentations, serving on departmental, college-level, and university-level committees, and potentially serving on master's and doctoral committees.

To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at

1. A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly impact, (c) history of external peer-reviewed funding, and (d) teaching experience and philosophy
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of recommendation

This full-time, 9-month appointment will begin no later than September 1, 2014 (flexible). The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience and will include benefits.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at