Assistant or Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science or Professional-in-Residence

Louisiana Tech University/School of Human Ecology
Posting Date

Louisiana Tech University

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses on topics such as child, adolescent, and adult development, interpersonal relationships, family life education, and research and theory, advise undergraduate students, supervise practicum program, engage in scholarly activity, and participate in professional, university, and community service.


• Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science or closely related field by start of appointment on September 1, 2022 and/or M.S. in HDFS or
closely related field by start of appointment and 7 years professional experience in an HDFS-related field
• Demonstrated knowledge of family relationships and family processes across the life course
• Demonstrated knowledge of human development across the life course
• Demonstrated potential for teaching face-to-face and online classes
• Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly, and service activities
• Demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring undergraduate students
• Familiarity with supervision of practicum/fieldwork experiences
• Obtained Certified Family Life Educator status or is eligible for certification

• For professional-in-residence, demonstrated experience in leadership and/or supervisory roles
• Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and/or excellence in community-based education
• Experience seeking out and participating in professional development activities to inform progressive, creative, and evidence-based teaching
• Experience in career and academic advising of undergraduate students and/or mentoring pre- or emerging-professionals
• Familiarity with program and curriculum development
• Familiarity with recruitment and retention of undergraduate students
• Active involvement with professional organizations
• Familiarity with obtaining internal and external funding


Organization Summary

THE SCHOOL: The Human Development and Family Science program is housed within the School of Human Ecology in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences ( and includes: • B.S. concentrations in Family Science, Child Life, and Child Development Specialist • A National Council on Family Relations CFLE approved concentration in Family Science • An interdisciplinary gerontology minor • Child Life concentration meets the academic standards for internship application and the program is under review for endorsement by the Association of Child Life Professionals • Child Development Specialist concentration graduates are eligible for the Ancillary Teaching Certificate through the Louisiana Department of Education • An interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence. Other programs in the School of Human Ecology include: • B.S. degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies • B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics • M.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. The School of Human Ecology has an enrollment of approximately 220 undergraduate and 40 graduate students and 15 faculty positions. The Human Development and Family Science program has approximately 120 undergraduate students.

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY: Louisiana Tech University is a selective-admission, comprehensive, public university committed to both excellence in teaching and the advancement of research. It is one of two universities in Louisiana named to World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report has named Louisiana Tech University as a national university for the 8th year in a row. For the third consecutive year, Louisiana Tech has been ranked number 1 in Louisiana on Kiplinger Best College Values list. Louisiana Tech adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or disability.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

603 Dan Reneau Dr PO Box 3167
251 Carson Taylor Hall
Ruston, LA 71272-0001
United States

How to Apply

Submit vitae, letter of application (highlighting courses of interest), copies of transcripts, and three current letters with contact information.

Application Deadline
Applications are due by November 1, 2021.