Brigham Young University - School of Family Life - CFS Assistant Professor

Brigham Young University - School of Family Life
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The School of Family Life is seeking a talented scholar-teacher to fill a position in the School of Family Life (SFL) at the Assistant Professor level. A visiting faculty appointment may be considered.

Continuing faculty status track (CFS). This professorial position in the School of Family Life (SFL) focus on excellence in teaching and scholarship. Hiring needs are broad in terms of research and teaching areas; many different specialty areas will be considered. Responsibilities include publishing high quality research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, student mentoring, involvement in public scholarship (for senior faculty), and providing service on program, school, college, and university committees. SFL seeks to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity and excellence. Candidates should have experience in – or the potential for – building an enriched, equitable, and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, research, mentoring, service, or life experiences. A visiting faculty appointment may be considered.


A PhD in family studies, human development, developmental psychology, marriage and family therapy, family and consumer sciences, sociology, economics, or a related discipline is required. Those with established academic or professional careers are encouraged to apply, as well as outstanding new PhDs or ABDs who will complete their degrees by August 2023. Evidence of scholarly capacity and achievement in the field as well as teaching ability is required.

Required degree must be completed by the start date.

Organization Summary

Description of the School of Family Life: ( The School of Family Life (SFL), in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, is one of the largest and most dynamic programs of its kind. SFL offers two undergraduate majors: Family Life, with emphases in Human Development and Family Studies, and Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The school has more than 40 full-time faculty members and over 1,500 undergraduate majors and minors. SFL also offers a MS degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy. There are approximately 60 students in the MS or Ph.D. programs in SFL.

Brigham Young University is one of the largest private universities in the U.S. and is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The university has approximately 33,000 students and 1,300 faculty. It is located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountain range in Provo, Utah, a community of approximately 100,000. BYU is an equal employment opportunity employer. Strong preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the sponsoring institution, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The grounding document of the School of Family Life is “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.” Faculty are expected to support the principles and practices of this document.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary: Commensurate with experience

2086 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602
United States

How to Apply

Apply at to posting number 111285.

Apply by August 5, 2022, to ensure full consideration at Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Spencer James, Chair School of Family Life Search Committee, 801-422-6682, or via email to [email protected].

Please attach the following to the faculty application: (a) 1-2 page letter of application summarizing teaching experience and performance, current research agenda, personal contribution to an enriched diverse environment, and a 5-year career plan; (b) current curriculum vitae, premiering peer-reviewed publications; (c) student evaluations of teaching for all courses taught; (d) 2-3 reprints/preprints or other samples of your academic and/or public scholarship.

Application Deadline
August 5, 2022