Associate or Full Professor of Human Development & Family Studies

Purdue University in Indiana

Deadline September 30, 2014
Date Posted August 28, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Purdue University invites nominations and applications for tenured position in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The position is intended for a scholar who focuses on developmental and/or family processes. It is desirable to connect to one or more research concentrations in the department (i.e., health, military families, interpersonal processes, early childhood education, and culture/diversity). Primary responsibilities include research, obtaining external funding for research, teaching, and contributions to outreach and service activities. The appointment is to begin in August 2015 or a mutually-agreed upon date.


The appointment will be made at the associate or full professor rank with tenure. A Ph.D. in Human Development, Psychology, or related field is required. Applicants should have an exceptional record of research productivity, including grants and publications reporting original research in leading journals, an international reputation, and evidence of excellence in teaching or engagement. We strongly encourage applications from minority scholars. Review of applications will begin September 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies includes 18 faculty members who emphasize contextual perspectives in the study of children, youth, adults and families. It is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Department resources include the Center for Families, Military Family Research Institute, Cooperative Extension Service, and the Miller Child Development Laboratory School. HDFS is very productive, generating almost 8 million dollars in new grant funding last year. For further information:


Nominations, applications, and correspondence should be directed to Dr. James Elicker, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055 (e-mail:, 765-494-2938.


A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EEO/AA action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.