Associate Professor, Family Health and Well-Being

Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park
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Department of Family Science,  University of Maryland

The Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park seeks a full-time tenure track faculty person, at the rank of Associate Professor in Family Health and Well-Being, to join a dynamic department with family science, maternal and child health, and couple and family therapy programs. This candidate will help the Department further enhance its national leadership at the forefront of research and education on families and health. Candidates should be able to (1) lead an externally funded research program, (2) teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and (3) contribute to the Department’s existing strengths in family health over the life course, family policy, risk and resilience, and prevention/intervention science.

Qualifications

We are particularly interested in candidates who advance scholarship on adult development and aging as the foundation for a healthy society, and who integrate policy expertise within a life course perspective. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., DrPH) or equivalent doctorate in family science, a public health discipline, human development, psychology, sociology, demography, economics, nursing, or related social or health science field. Candidates should have substantial public health training and research experience. The ideal candidate must demonstrate an excellent record of research, publication, teaching, and external funding; a strong interest in collaboration; and a commitment to community engagement and cultural competence.

Organization Summary

The Department of Family Science offers a B.S. in Family Science, an M.S. in Couple and Family Therapy, and Ph.D. programs in Family Science and Maternal and Child Health. We have a distinguished record of multidisciplinary basic and applied research that integrates family science and public health, and we are recognized for a strong commitment to diversity by the President’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Issues at UMD. The Department is within the University of Maryland’s accredited School of Public Health. The School and the Department are committed to promoting and protecting the health and well-being of citizens of Maryland, the nation and the world through interdisciplinary education, research, public policy and practice. Find further information about the University at: https://www.umd.edu and the Family Science Department at: http://www.sph.umd.edu/FMSC.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University has a range of family-friendly policies and programs.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary, Rank, and Appointment Date: This is a 9-month tenure-track appointment; salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Funding is for 9 months annually, with the potential to extend salary support to 12 months with external funds.
Location

University of Maryland, College Park
4200 VALLEY DRIVE, Suite 1142
COLLEGE PARK, MD 20740
United States

How to Apply

For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by November 29, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should include the following: 1) cover letter clearly indicating how the candidate meets each of the qualifications listed above, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three representative publications, and 4) contact information for three references (to be contacted only with the candidate’s approval). Contact: Drs. Kevin Roy ([email protected]) and Mitch Mokhtari ([email protected]), Search Committee Co-Chairs, for questions about the position, and Ms. Nacie Grigsby ([email protected]), Assistant Director of Administration, for questions about application submission.

Appointments may begin in August 2020 or on a mutually agreed-upon date.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, candidates should submit materials by November 29, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.