Assistant Professor

Colorado State University
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The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at CSU invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position in Infancy and Early Childhood Development. The ideal candidate will contribute to our growing program in applied developmental science and have earned a doctorate or equivalent in areas pertinent to human development and family studies, psychology, allied health, prevention science, or behavioral health by the Fall 2024 start date. We seek experts in research relevant to early cognitive, language, or socio-emotional development; caregiver-child relationships; and/or early childhood mental health. Example areas of expertise include early regulatory processes; early development of social communication; early caregiving; and early intervention. The HDFS Department aims to recruit an infant/early childhood expert who will contribute to its collaborative scholarly environment focusing on translational developmental science that aims to support well-being for individuals and families throughout the lifespan. This collaborative work is supported by the many centers housed within the HDFS Department. The Early Childhood Center is a childcare and preschool laboratory school on CSU’s main campus. The Prevention Research Center studies the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective and sustainable intervention programs. The Center for Family and Couple Therapy is a community-based therapy center offering treatment for a diverse population of individuals, couples, and families. The CSU Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center provides resilience-based trauma assessments for youth and adults. Campus Connections is an evidence-based mentoring program for youth in need of a constructive and supportive community.


Doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Education, Prevention Science, Allied Health, or a related field.

An active program of research and record of scholarly publications related to infancy or early childhood.

Evidence of potential to secure external funding for an active research program.

Strong skills in advanced multivariate methods.

Organization Summary

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
$80,000 - $85,000

1570 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
United States

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