Assistant Professor- Human Development and Family Science (Tenure-Track)

Syracuse University
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Syracuse University

The Department of Human Development and Family Science in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position whose research is in the area of child mental health with specific expertise in intervention, assessment, and evaluation. Appointment begins in Fall 2021.

Successful candidates should indicate strong scholarship potential and possess excellent teaching skills. We are interested in hiring faculty whose work is interdisciplinary and cutting edge in its approach to addressing issues of child mental health and well-being. Those with research interests in such areas as development of intervention and prevention programs, translation, and dissemination of evidence-based approaches to address child mental health issues are strongly encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates whose research expertise intersect with departmental strengths in children and families in diverse cultural contexts, self-regulation, families and stress, aging and families, and other related areas of human development. Candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to building a diverse and equitable environment in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. We also strongly encourage applications from people from historically underrepresented groups.

Applicants for the position must hold a doctoral degree at the time of appointment in child development, human development, family studies, psychology, or a related discipline in the social and behavioral sciences. Record of research productivity, teaching, and service is required. Evidence of pursuing or receiving external funding for research consistent with one’s career stage is expected.

Successful candidates are expected to teach relevant courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, develop and maintain an active research agenda, actively seek extramural funding, advise graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in service at the department, college, and university level commensurate with their academic rank.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

900 South Crouse Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13244
United States

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of peer-reviewed publications, and three letters of reference. Applicants should also include documentation about their teaching philosophy, a statement about their program of research, applied experiences, and other academic interests. Candidates may also submit supplemental information demonstrating teaching background and expertise. For consideration, please complete an online application at Job #075555  and upload the following materials:


  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Program of research, applied experiences, and other academic interests
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Up to three copies of peer-reviewed publications
  • Additional Documents (Optional)
  • Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations
  • Audiovisual documentation of teaching-related activities if available (weblinks if available)

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