School of Family Life - CFS Professorial Faculty

Brigham Young University
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The School of Family Life is seeking talented scholar-teachers to fill 3 full-time positions in the School of Family Life (SFL) at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels.

Continuing faculty status track (CFS), professorial position(s) in the School of Family Life (SFL) focus on excellence in teaching and scholarship. SFL seeks to foster an inclusive environment that values diversity and excellence. Hiring needs are broad in terms of research and teaching areas; however, some specific, current areas needed are in human development and applied/translational family science. Responsibilities include publishing high quality research, involvement in public scholarship, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, and providing service on program, school, college, and university committees. 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 PhD in family studies, human development, developmental psychology, marriage and family therapy, family and consumer sciences, 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 2021. 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

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 nearly 40 full-time faculty members and 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.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

Brigham Young University
2086 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602
United States

How to Apply

Apply by August 1, 2020, to ensure full consideration. Questions may be directed to Dr. Angela Bradford, Ph.D., School of Family Life Search Committee Chair, 239 TLRB, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, 801-422-1575, or electronically (preferred) to [email protected].

Please list the contact information for three individuals who can provide formal letters of recommendation on the faculty application. They may be contacted and asked to submit their letters of reference electronically at some point during the selection process.

Please attach the following: (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) evidence of teaching performance, such as student and peer reviews; and (d) 2-3 reprints/preprints or other scholarship samples to the faculty application.

Application Deadline
August 1, 2020