Description: The School of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas is seeking a qualified candidate for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Human Development and Family Sciences. The responsibilities of this 9-month tenure-line position include research, undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising, and service to the university at multiple levels and profession. The successful candidate will develop a high-impact nationally and internationally recognized research program in family studies. Ideally, the successful candidate will have a program of research on family processes across dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, geography, military service, sexual preference, gender-identity, or other sub-populations. The successful candidate will have a record that demonstrates competence in family research methods and analysis. Preference will be given to junior scholars with a promising trajectory as indicated by a record of research activity and peer-reviewed publications. A successful candidate will be able to secure extramural funding for research. This position is part of ongoing efforts contribute to the university goal of becoming a top 50 public research university.
Responsibilities: Build a program of nationally recognized research, consistent with the land-grant philosophy and the commitment to scholarly excellence in the field of human development and family sciences. Faculty are expected to work in an inclusive and responsive manner within the vision of excellence in research, teaching, and service central to the school, college, and university. The candidate would have the following specific responsibilities:
• Pursue a program of research that significantly and meaningfully examines family processes across dimensions of diversity
• Build and sustain a vibrant program of scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, presentations, extramural funding, and interdisciplinary research collaborations within the UA system and/or with external institutions
• Acquire funding primarily from federal granting agencies to support a program of research
• Teach, mentor, and advise undergraduate and graduate students