Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Family Studies

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Posting Date

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) seeks applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor rank, Family Studies position to begin August 2018. We are particularly interested in a colleague whose research focuses on the study of family relationships and their intersection with two or more social positions (e.g., race, ethnicity, culture, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, immigration status).

The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the family studies core area, maintain an active research program, seek external funds to support research, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students from diverse racial, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, and support the graduate and undergraduate programs through departmental service. The position involves working in a collaborative, multidisciplinary department intentionally structured to prepare students and scholars to work effectively with diverse families and populations.

This is a 9-month full-time tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2018. Salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please see https://hrs.uncg.edu/ for information on benefits. UNCG is an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through faculty diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of persons of color, persons with Latino background, and persons with disabilities.


Doctoral degree (requirements completed by July 1, 2018) in the field of Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, or closely related field; evidence of competence in college instruction; a record of scholarly publications; and evidence of success or potential for success in securing external funding for research.

Organization Summary

The HDFS Department within the School of Health and Human Sciences is ranked as one of the top HDFS graduate programs in the country. The department is committed to interdisciplinary study, diversity, and internationalization and has 27 full-time faculty, over 700 undergraduate majors, 150 undergraduate minors, and approximately 100 graduate students in MEd, MS, and PhD programs. Students of color make up over 50% of the student population in the department. The HDFS Department is committed to a faculty that is representative of the diverse community and student population served. M.S. and doctoral students in Family Studies examine the role of individual, biological, relational, social, and cultural factors in diverse family relationships and implications for family members. The emphasis in the department on racial, ethnic and cultural variation acknowledges the merit of both between and within-group approaches for understanding family and other close relationships.

UNC Greensboro is a doctoral research-intensive university and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), with approximately 20,000 students. UNCG is committed to its status as a diverse academic community as evidenced through teaching, research, and service. UNC Greensboro has been ranked among the “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High-Research Activity University with an added Community Engagement classification awarded for “deep engagement” at local, regional, national, and global levels. UNCG, the largest of six colleges/universities in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina is currently celebrating its 125th anniversary. With UNCG’s recent establishment as a Millennial Campus designation, development efforts will capitalize on institutional strengths that include health and wellness to cultivate public-private partnerships to support opportunities for learning, teaching and service to the Greater Greensboro community. Greensboro is a medium-sized city with a wide range of cultural, culinary, and arts opportunities including the International Civil Rights Museum. Greensboro’s public parks, gardens, downtown greenway, and bike trails coupled with easy access to the coast and mountains offers many recreational opportunities. The rich diversity of the Triad provides a wealth of opportunities to engage in research with families of color including immigrant and refugee populations. Support for research and grant activity with diverse families includes the university’s Center for New North Carolinians, the Child and Family Research Network, the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement, and the Center for Youth, Family and Community Partnerships. Additional research supports includes UNCG’s Office of Research and Engagement, the Office of Sponsored Programs, facilities for the integrated collection of observational and physiological data including a newly installed state of the art fMRI facility, and centrally managed statistical software available to all campus researchers for the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
248 Stone Building, 319 College Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27412
United States

How to Apply

To apply for this position, visit the following link: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/9473

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled.