University of Illinois Department of Human Development & Family Studies
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Position: Full Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, full-time (75% research, 25% teaching,), tenure-track, benefits-eligible, 9-month academic year appointment. The successful candidate will hold the title of Director of the Family Resiliency Center, which will require an additional 2 months in administrative service. The successful candidate may be named the Pampered Chef Endowed Chair in Family Resiliency.

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Available: August 16, 2020.

Description: A senior faculty position with expectations for research and teaching, in addition to serving as the Director of the Family Resiliency Center (FRC). The Department is seeking a visionary and impactful scholar with areas of emphasis in family resilience and positive human development that will complement and extend existing departmental and FRC strengths, including transdisciplinary, translational, and multi-method research. The Director of the FRC provides overall leadership and will build and manage a portfolio of grants for faculty research as well as community outreach and dissemination.

Family Resiliency Center: The Family Resiliency Center is focused on enhancing positive human development and resilience in families through innovative research, education, and public engagement activities that strengthen families’ abilities to support and nurture their children and to be resilient in the face of life’s challenges. The Center seeks to promote transdisciplinary collaboration among scientists engaged in basic and applied research that will advance knowledge and practice about children and families. The FRC is headquartered in Christopher Hall, furnished with state-of-the-art research, teaching and outreach facilities, including a Research Home equipped with a family interaction observation suite with video recording capabilities and dedicated control and data coding rooms.


Earned Doctorate in human development, family studies, or related discipline. A record of academic scholarship and teaching and/or outreach that meets the criteria for tenure at the level of full professor at UIUC is required. Candidates must possess a commitment to and vision for the Family Resiliency Center and the role of a transdisciplinary center in fostering positive human development and resilient families. Desired qualifications include: a recognized national and international scholarly reputation; leadership and/or administrative experience; the ability to advance transdisciplinary teaching, research, and outreach initiatives; the ability to secure funding from public and private sources; willingness to mentor junior faculty; ability to link theory and research to practice and policy; and the ability to work with external constituencies.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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
Commensurate with experience.

905 S. Goodwin Ave.
222 Bevier Hall
Urbana, IL 61801-3816
United States

How to Apply

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statement, two representative publications, and names and contact information of three references to

For additional information, please contact Dr. Brent McBride at
(217) 333-0971, email: [email protected].

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2019. 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 on the job board until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application Deadline
In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2019.