Auburn University
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RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking candidates whose research emphasizes innovative relationship research using a family science lens, with a focus on relational dynamics, development, and outcomes. Preference is for an emphasis on the study of adult relationships (e.g., couples, coparenting) among minoritized populations, and on the adaptive functioning of adult relationships from psychological, social, cultural, and/or biological perspectives. Successful candidates are expected to maintain a productive, externally funded program of research in their area of focus. In addition, responsibilities include both undergraduate and graduate instruction, and service assignments. Applicants at the associate rank must show evidence of an active and externally funded program of research. Housed in an R1, land-grant institution, the HDFS department values both basic and applied research, as well as both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and expects candidates to demonstrate evidence of advanced research methods training and experience. The department also has a strong interest in hiring faculty who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion through lived experience, teaching proficiencies, and/or research interests.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates for the Family Science position must possess a Ph.D. in HDFS or closely related discipline at the time employment begins. The candidate must be fluent in English and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Organization Summary

THE DEPARTMENT: The HDFS Department includes 34 faculty members (19 full-time, tenure-track), and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in HDFS. Additional information about the Department can be found at Two early learning centers are associated with the Department, one on campus (htp:// and one in the nearby city of Birmingham (htps:// Both serve children and families in our state while functioning as research laboratories as well as learning sites for university students. The HDFS Department also administers the AU Marriage and Family Therapy Center.
THE UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with enrollment of over 30,000, including 5800 graduate students, and an explicit commitment to student diversity. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools and 70 academic departments, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs, graduate research opportunities, and public service programs. Auburn University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement, its positive work environment, its thriving student life programs, and its beautiful campus. The University is home to dozens of research centers and state of the art facilities (htps://

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Auburn is located in east-central Alabama and is recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to beach and mountain recreational facilities. The combined twin towns of Auburn and historic Opelika, along with neighboring Columbus, Georgia, has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
For additional information about joining the faculty, visit htp:// Auburn University is understanding and sensitive to the needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
negotiated at time of hire

203 Spidle Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
United States

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS: To apply for the position, please refer to the link:
Please provide an application letter (containing research and teaching interests), a current CV, and samples of no more than three recent publications. In addition, candidates must provide contact information for three professional references who will be contacted for a reference letter upon completion of the online application. Review of applications will begin September 29, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to the search chair, Francesca Adler-Baeder, [email protected].

Application Deadline
September 29, 2023