Autism and Family/Developmental Processes
(Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor)
EC Posting # 003551-2016
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for a faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank; PhD or equivalent required. The position is intended for a scholar with expertise in autism as well as some aspect of family processes and/or human development. HDFS is located in the College of Health and Human Sciences, affording many opportunities to develop interdisciplinary collaborative research.
Applicants should have an established program of research that is competitive for external funding, evidence of teaching experience, and an interest in engagement. Applicants at the senior levels should have an exceptional record of research productivity, including grants and publications reporting original research in leading journals, an international reputation, and evidence of excelling in teaching or engagement. The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, conducting, and publishing research; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses focused on developmental or family processes in addition to autism; mentoring graduate students; and engaging in service and consultation activities. Exceptional candidates for the senior position may be considered for the newly endowed Ben and Maxine Miller Professorship.
The successful candidate will participate in a vibrant interdisciplinary Autism cluster whose membership cuts across departments and colleges. Purdue University’s Autism Cluster https://www.purdue.edu/autism/ is comprised of faculty with areas of specialization ranging from molecular, cellular, and organismal through behavioral, educational, and systems levels. The successful applicant will join a large cohort of researchers and clinicians committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative investigation of autism and to making a positive impact on the quality of life of individuals with autism and their families. Depending on rank at hire and relevant experience, the successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in the existing autism cluster and perhaps become the inaugural director of the proposed Autism Center.
Applicants should send a cover letter summarizing their research and teaching interests, vitae, and representative publications in PDF format via e-mail to ude.eudrup|hcraeS-ytlucaF-SFDH#ude.eudrup|hcraeS-ytlucaF-SFDH Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also request that three letters of reference be sent to the same email address. References for senior applicants will be solicited later in the search process. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor Elliot Friedman (ude.eudrup|namdeirfe#ude.eudrup|namdeirfe) chair of the search committee.
A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All Individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Ad Approved by Ethics and Compliance (ENO 8/30/2016)