POSITION X1313 Assistant /Associate Professor, Human Development, Family and Consumer Sciences
Department. Tenure-Track Position
Plan, develop and implement research-based adult and youth programs in human development, parenting,
teen parenting, fathering, child abuse, social/emotional development, family relationships, family public policy,
senior issues, and marriage relationships.
Provide interpretation and application of current research, emerging issues and legislation related to the
above topics, and use research and current trends to set program direction.
Develop networks and coalitions with state, regional and national groups serving the same clientele and keep
the program leadership team and county faculty aware of the networks and their resources.
Evaluate the need for, develop and revise electronic and print media, curricula, lesson plans, brochures, fact
sheets and other educational materials for dissemination by county staff to targeted clientele.
Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of state-wide programs in the above program areas; report to the
appropriate state and national agencies and to program stakeholders.
Provide leadership and technical guidance to county Extension agents/educators in the area of human
development/parenting by phone, e-mail, on-line training and in-service training. Technical guidance includes
interpreting current research findings, needs assessments, educational strategies, evaluation methods, data
collection, data interpretation, coalition building, and staff development and mentoring.
Collaborate with the Department of Child and Family Studies to Co-Direct the Center for Parenting.
Develop and maintain expertise in human development by publishing peer-reviewed journal articles/extension
publications, attending and presenting at professional meetings and by belonging to relevant professional
Seek internal and external resources to support and enhance programs.
Provide service and leadership to activities within the department, the university and professional
organizations as appropriate.
Provide educational materials and programs for clientele regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex,
veteran status or disability.