Assistant Professor / Associate Professor

East Carolina University
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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Vacancy #: 932008
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Human Development and Family Science is one of eight departments in the College of Health and Human Performance. It has approximately 550 full-time students and 120 licensure-only students enrolled in one of four undergraduate programs: family and community services, birth-kindergarten teacher education, family and consumer sciences education, and child life. An additional 85 students are enrolled in one of three master’s programs: human development and family science, birth-kindergarten teacher education, marriage and family therapy, or a Ph.D. program in medical family therapy. The department houses the Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center, the Redditt House: Medical Family Therapy Research Academy, and the ECU Family Therapy Clinic. See for more information about the department, college, and university.

Job Duties
The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at East Carolina University (ECU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, or associate level in the program area of Family and Community Services (FCS) starting August, 2022. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and continue until the position has been filled. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses; supervise graduate work; develop and maintain an active research program; secure external funding, and provide service to the profession, community, and university.

Contingent upon availability of funding.

Minimum Education/Experience
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in family science, family studies, human development, or a closely related field of study (such as but not limited to child development). ABD candidates are eligible to apply and will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to their first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from regionally accredited institutions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
In addition, candidates with agency or non-profit experiences involving family life education and early intervention would be ideal. Research and teaching experiences from a strengths-based perspective in one or more areas of family life education (e.g., interpersonal relationships, sexuality, family law and policy) including a focus on community is desired.
Candidates holding the certification in family life education (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) are preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant

  • Application screening begins November 2021 and will continue until position is filled.
  • In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at
  1. Cover letter addressing position description and briefly summarizes your education relative to the position. Also, we invite candidates to include how they can contribute to a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. A list of three references with contact information who can attest to your teaching, research, potential for securing funding, and service in higher education.
  4. Copy of transcript from all graduate education programs from colleges/universities attended.
  • As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.
  • At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Applicants must complete a candidate profile by creating an account (see “Create Account” by following link below) online via the PeopleAdmin system (
  • Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system.
  • Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
  • For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Lee Gaylord (HDFS 932008) East Carolina University, College of Health and Human Performance 1000 East 5th Street, Rivers West 238 Mail stop 505, Greenville, NC 27858
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with achievement and experience. It is expected that this position will begin August 2022

For further information, please contact: Eboni J. Baugh, Ph.D., CFLE, CDP Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor and Family and Community Services Program Coordinator
Department of Human Development and Family Science
College of Health and Human Performance
336 Rivers Building
East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858-4353
[email protected]

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #932008 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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Organization Summary

East Carolina University is a public research university in Greenville, North Carolina. It is the fourth largest university in North Carolina. Founded on March 8, 1907, as a teacher training school, East Carolina has grown from 43 acres to almost 1,600 acres today.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

E 5th St.
Greenville, NC 27858
United States

How to Apply

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #932008 to ECU Human Resources at