Assistant Professor - Human Development and Family Science

University of North Texas
Posting Date

The Department of Educational Psychology invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall 2019. The position is for an applicant with expertise in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS). The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department and growing the HDFS concentration through research, teaching, and mentoring of students. Instructional roles include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in HDFS and/or other courses as needed in the department, in both traditional and online formats, and potentially at satellite locations. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an ongoing research agenda in their area of specialization, including regular publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and submission of external grant proposals. Service on dissertation committees is expected, as well as representation of the discipline and department via committee participation and other relevant service activities.


Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in HDFS, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field, with expertise in family science. ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated college-level teaching and research experience, as well as external funding or the potential for external funding, commensurate with rank.

Preferred qualifications include evidence of ability to teach courses to students preparing to be researchers as well as practitioners, development and maintenance of a scholarly research agenda, familiarity with administration of programs related to families, and affiliation with the National Council on Family Relations.

Organization Summary

The University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. At almost 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities, and our teacher preparation programs are among the largest in the state of Texas. Moreover, the College of Education, as the founding college of the university, enjoys respectful and collegial relationships with our colleagues across the campus.

The Department of Educational Psychology offers doctoral, master's, and undergraduate programs. The department focuses on generating research, disseminating knowledge, and preparing a diverse body of scholars and practitioners for leadership in their fields while enhancing the development and effective functioning of individuals, schools, and families.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience.

University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle, #311335
Denton, TX 76203
United States

How to Apply

All applicants must apply online at:
Official transcripts will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check. Questions regarding the position can be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Rebecca J. Glover, [email protected], (940) 565-4876.

Review of applicants will begin November 16, 2018 and continue until the search is closed. Applicants are encouraged to continue to apply even after this initial date. A criminal history check and official transcripts are required before employment.

Application Deadline
Review begins November 16, 2018; open until filled