Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Illinois Department of Human Development & Family Studies
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Risk and Resilience among Vulnerable Families, Adults, and Youth. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Full-time, nine month, benefits-eligible, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidate will have expertise in risk and resilience among vulnerable families, adults, and youth and how these may relate to food insecurity and health. Areas of expertise may include health disparities and access to food; child and youth health outcomes related to food insecurity; food insecurity and immigration; intersections of gender-race-family economic status and food insecurity; family coping strategies and food insecurity; and evidence-based, culturally-sensitive family community-focused interventions and policies regarding food insecurity.


All candidates must hold a PH.D. in HDFS, sociology, public health, psychology, or related field. Candidates should show potential for a strong research and teaching program in their area of specialization, and have completed their degree before the start date of the appointment.

Organization Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is comprised of highly productive faculty committed to addressing challenges regarding human development, relationships, and families through cutting-edge research, award-winning instruction, and culturally sensitive outreach. HDFS faculty and student scholarship is always conducted with a view to relevant contextual issues and to practical implications be they for community or health professionals, families/parents, schools/teachers/youth program leaders, or policymakers.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
Department of Human Development & Family Studies
Urbana, IL 61801
United States

How to Apply

For further information regarding this position, please visit our web page, or contact Dr. Barbara Fiese, Search Committee Chair, at (217)244-3967, email: [email protected]. To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statement, two representative publications, and names and contact information of three references to

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Application Deadline
Position begins August 16th, 2020. Applications received by December 2, 2019 will receive priority. Applicants may be interviewed before the apply by date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the apply by date. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.