Assistant-Associate Professor, Family Science
The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This nine-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position has an anticipated start date of August 2023.
We seek equity-minded candidates who will contribute to a culture of inclusive excellence within the department, the College of Education and Human Sciences, and Oklahoma State University. We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to OSU's land-grant mission by training and supporting diverse populations through their instruction, research, and service.
Major responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Conducting and publishing research, securing grants, and performing other scholarly activities.
- Teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
- Providing service to the department, university, community, and broader professional disciplines.
- Engaging in responsibilities consistent with a comprehensive R1 land-grant University.
- Fulfilling other duties as assigned.
- Earned doctorate in human development and family science or closely related field.
- A record of, or demonstrated potential for, university, college, or professional teaching.
- A record of, or demonstrated potential for, high-quality research and dissemination of findings in professional outlets.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with multiple constituencies.
- Successful candidate must provide evidence of employment eligibility as required.
- Demonstrated ability or experience with applied, community-based, and/or translational research at the intersections of child/family functioning and physical health or emphasizing issues impacting historically under-served or marginalized populations.
- Demonstrated ability to teach using multiple modalities (e.g., online, in-person, hybrid).
- Demonstrated commitment to professional and community service.
HDFS is one of the largest departments in the university, with approximately 30 full-time faculty members, 400 undergraduate students, and 90 graduate students across both the Tulsa and Stillwater campuses. Undergraduate specializations are offered in child and family services (CHFS), early childhood education (ECE is ranked seventh nationally among the 25 Best Early Childhood Education Bachelor's Programs according to Bachelor's Degree Center), family and consumer sciences education (FACSED) and Opportunity Orange Scholars (inclusive post-secondary education for students with intellectual disability). Graduate specializations are offered in applied human services (AHS), developmental and family science (DVFS), early childhood education (ECE), gerontology (GERO), and marriage and family therapy (MFT). Recent graduates with terminal degrees (B.S. with ECE option, M.S. with MFT and CHFS options, and Ph.D.) have experienced near-100% success in finding relevant employment and in passing licensing exams.
The department has formed several outstanding centers, including the Child Development Laboratory, Center for Family Resilience, Center for Family Services, Center for Immigrant Health and Education, and Institute for Developmental Disabilities. The department is home to seven endowed faculty professorships or chairs. Consistent with the land-grant emphasis on scholarship dissemination, members of the faculty work with community partners in regional agencies and with Cooperative Extension educators in all 77 counties in Oklahoma. Additionally, Oklahoma ranks fifth in the country for Pre-K access for 4-year-olds, according to the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER). Oklahoma also scores among the top 11 states in the nation for quality Pre-K programs. For more information about the department, its faculty, centers, and programs, please go to: https://education.okstate.edu/departments-programs/human-development-fa…
Oklahoma State University, an R1 land-grant institution (ranked 114th by NSF in Fall 2017), is committed to strengthening its diversity, equity, and inclusion. Enrollment at OSU-Stillwater is approximately 23,000 students; the College of Education and Human Sciences includes seven academic units, 172 faculty, and nearly 200 full-time staff. OSU is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, a micropolitan community of approximately 49,000 people with high-quality amenities and a comparably low cost of living. Oklahoma City and Tulsa are within a 1-hour drive, and cities such as Fayetteville, AR, Joplin, MO, and Wichita, KS are within a comfortable 2-3-hour drive time of Stillwater. In addition to excellent healthcare, education (public and private primary and secondary schools), and recreational services, the community affords a wide variety of cultural activities typical of a comprehensive university environment, including museums, music, art, and theatre.
Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https://eeo.okstate.edu.
Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
Oklahoma State University is a land-grant institution committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors, and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding, and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout the OSU system. We do not condone acts, behavior, language, or symbols that represent or reflect intolerance or discrimination. OSU is dedicated to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provides all members of the University community. We identify diversity as a quality of life issue, as well as an important economic driver for the prosperity and well-being of the state, nation, and world.
Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.
Oklahoma State University
233 Nancy Randolph Davis
Stillwater, OK 74078
- Applications will be accepted online at https://jobs.okstate.edu/. Please search for req12488 then follow the online instructions and be prepared to submit the following items:
o A short cover letter, a two-page research statement and a one-page teaching statement
o Curriculum vitae
o Contact information for three references, including an e-mail address and phone number
- Review of applications will begin November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.