Assistant Professor in Child and Family Studies (Tenure-track), Dept of Human Sciences and Design

Baylor University
Posting Date

Baylor University

Responsibilities of the individual who holds this position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in areas such as child and adult development, family theory, and policy/advocacy. These courses support both the undergraduate graduate degree in Child and Family Studies. The individual must establish and maintain a strong research agenda with scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals and seek and acquire external funding to support research activities. The candidate must demonstrate exceptional teaching and mentoring skills, be proficient in curriculum assessment, and engage in industry networking. University, community and professional service is expected.


Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in Child and Family Studies. Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate degree in child development, family studies, or a closely related field; have fundable research ideas, with preference for research agendas in early childhood development; and demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, successful undergraduate or graduate teaching. The candidate must exhibit a collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with faculty and students. The following are desirable qualifications for the job: active participation in organizations for child and family professionals; supervision of graduate and undergraduate student research; professional experience in a related industry (e.g. healthcare, human service, child development, non-profit); established record of peer-reviewed publications and grant funding; certification in Family Life Education (CFLE).

Organization Summary

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience

One Bear Place #97346
Waco, TX 76712
United States

How to Apply

Applicants must submit initial materials through Interfolio at , which include 1) formal letter of application (specifically address how you, the applicant, meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities); 2) full curriculum vitae; 3) copy of transcript of the doctoral degree; 4) contact information for three references; and 5) HSD applicant form (found in Interfolio) addressing one’s philosophy and compatibility with Baylor’s Christian mission. A selected pool of candidates will then be asked to submit three letters of reference. All required materials must be submitted through Interfolio. If you have questions contact Dr. Nicole McAninch, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] or 254-710-4273.

Application Deadline
Open until filled