Assistant Professor, Family and Child Studies (Position #35305)

Northern Illinois University in Illinois

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 13, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences at Northern Illinois University invites applications for a faculty appointment at the assistant professor level in the Family and Child studies area starting January or August, 2015. The School aims to provide a curriculum focusing on ecological approach grounded in the values of diversity and global citizenship.

Northern Illinois University ( ) is a Doctoral/Research extensive university with a diverse student body of over 22,000 located 65 miles west of Chicago. The position is housed in the area of Family and Child Studies of the School of Family, Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences. The School has 22 full-time faculty members and five supportive professional staff. Being a team member in the Family and Child Studies Program involves activities in the areas of research, teaching, and service. 

Teach graduate and undergraduate courses that promote family well-being through prevention and intervention in the context of family and human development across the life span. Encourage students' participation in professional development activities, scholarship, and community service. Maintain an active program of research and scholarship, and direct theses. Participate in school and university committee work including curriculum and assessment. Advocate for Family and Child Studies related professions regionally, nationally, and internationally.


Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies or closely related field; graduate teaching experience; demonstrate an established record of scholarship. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment for cross-disciplinary collaboration, leadership in the profession, and program development. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral program must include documentation indicating the likelihood of completion by January or August, 2015.


Preference will be given to candidates with at least one graduate degree in marriage and family therapy from a COAMFTE accredited program and/or those with Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) status.


Preference will be given to complete applications received by September 19, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application stating qualifications, current curriculum vitae, transcripts of relevant degrees, teaching and administrative experience, and a list of names/addresses/phone/position titles of three current professional references. Letters of recommendations must be sent directly by the individuals serving as references to:

Dr. Sherry Fang, Search Committee Chair
School of Family Consumer, and Nutrition Sciences
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115-2854

In compliance with the Illinois Campus Security Act, before an offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. 

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. NIU recognizes Dual Career issues.