Research Assistant Professor

University of Illinois Department of Human Development & Family Studiess
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Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
POSITION: Twelve-month, full time, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track position.
Research Assistant Professor

The Family Resiliency Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a Research Assistant Professor to provide consultation and assistance in performing advanced analysis of complex data sets, demonstrate knowledge of complex research design including, but not limited to, longitudinal research design, and to become part of an interdisciplinary team focused on predictors of nutritional health in the first five years of life. The successful candidate will have experience working on interdisciplinary teams, be able to conceptualize and conduct analysis of complex multi-factorial datasets, and supervise graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The individual will have the ability to prepare and submit independent research grants through the Family Resiliency Center and collaborate with other Family Resiliency Center investigators. The Family Resiliency Center is an interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach center housed in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and College of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences. It currently supports 30 affiliates across two campuses and 11 disciplinary units. More information may be found here The Research Assistant Professor will be primarily associated with the STRONG Kids program- a cell-to-society approach to early nutrition.…. This position will be reappointed annually dependent on funding and programmatic needs of the department.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit


A Ph.D. in human development and family studies, developmental psychology, nutritional sciences, social psychology, epidemiology, community health, or affiliated fields is required. The position is available immediately following the application date. For further information regarding this position, please visit our web page, or contact Brenda Koester, Search Committee Chair, at (217)244-6486, email: [email protected].

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

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 Department of Human Development & Family Studies
905 S. Goodwin Ave. 222 Bevier Hall
Urbana, IL 61801
United States

How to Apply

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

Application Deadline
Applications received by October 4, 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 search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.