Assistant Professor in HDFS

Bowling Green State University
Posting Date


Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS),
School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Full-time, Tenure Track, Beginning August 2023.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Teach undergraduate HDFS courses, including introductory and higher-level family
science courses from a trauma-informed lens such as family interaction or parenting processes.
• Participate in curriculum development, accreditation process, and program assessment.
• Engage in a quality research record.
• Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and professional associations.
• Advise undergraduate students.


Required Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in Human Development, Family Science, or a related field. Candidates who are ABD at time of application may be considered. Degree must be conferred prior to appointment in August 2023.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Clearly identified research agenda within family science.
• Evidence of effective teaching experience at the university level
• Demonstrated potential to conduct and publish research in peer-reviewed scholarly journals

Organization Summary

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY is a public, state-assisted, residential university. It has approximately 21,000 students and a stable enrollment pattern. Thirty percent of the undergraduate population are first generation college students. The main campus is in Bowling Green, Ohio (pop. 30,000) on I-75, 30 miles south of Toledo and is 15 miles south of the Ohio Turnpike. The University comprises nine colleges: College of Education & Human Development; Graduate College; College of Arts & Sciences; Schmidthorst College of Business; College of Health & Human Services; Honors College, College of Musical Arts; College of Technology, Architecture, & Applied Engineering; and the Firelands College two-year campus located at Huron, Ohio.

ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges (Bachelor’s - Doctorate); National Council on Family Relations; Higher Learning Commission.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position and in keeping with candidate experience and credentials.

1600 E. Wooster Street
Bowling Green, OH 43403
United States

How to Apply

Credentials Required for Application:
Only complete applications will be accepted.
• A cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications listed in the position description. In addition, at the center of EDHD’s conceptual framework ( is “A Community of Inclusion, Collaboration, and Respect.” Please describe what equitable and inclusive practices you have used or could use to promote learning across differences.
• Current curriculum vitae
• Transcript indicating the highest degree earned (if ABD, also include doctoral transcript); finalists will be required to submit official transcripts
• Names and contact information of three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) letters of reference

Application Process:
For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421 or email [email protected].

Further Information:
Dr. Deborah Wooldridge, Director, [email protected]
School of Family and Consumer Sciences

BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment. Bowling Green State University is an AA/EEO/Vet employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Application Deadline
The search committee will review applications until the position is filled; however, for best consideration, applications should be provided by December 15, 2022.