Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track) - Human Development and Family Studies

The University of Vermont
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University of Vermont

The College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in the area of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) beginning in Fall, 2022. The successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda, a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship, and extramural support from relevant federal agencies and foundations. The occupant of this position will teach predominantly in the College’s HDFS Undergraduate program and should demonstrate strong skills in teaching and advising undergraduate students. We invite applications at the rank of Assistant/Associate professor. Consistent with the College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan, we are seeking to recruit and cultivate faculty who have been historically marginalized in higher education and who will join our college in working diligently towards increased development of knowledge, understanding, and skills on issues of ethnicity, race, inequality, justice, collaboration, and respect, with the intent to encompass the broadest definition of diversity.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, research, scholarship and/or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

The successful candidate at the Assistant/Associate level will assume a range of responsibilities that include:
-Maintaining an active research agenda, securing extramural funding, and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals;
-Teaching and advising undergraduate students in the HDFS program and graduate students in other programs in the department as assigned;
-Collaborating with department faculty and staff in departmental governance, program development, scholarship and service;
-Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and/or professional associations;.
-Engaging in service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels; and.
-For the associate professor position, a record of publication and external grant funding commensurate with rank and sufficient for tenure at UVM. Additionally, the successful candidate at the Associate level may also be expected to coordinate key activities within the HDFS program, including oversight of curriculum; student recruitment, admissions, and advising; and budget preparation and administration as appropriate for the associate professor position.

Anticipated starting date is August 22, 2022.


-Doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Sciences or a related field;
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
-Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills;
-Evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level sufficient for tenure at UVM;
-Record of publication commensurate with rank and, for the Associate Professor position, sufficient for tenure at UVM;
-For the Associate Professor position, a record of external grant funding commensurate with rank and sufficient for tenure at UVM; and
-For the Associate Professor position, preference will be given to candidates with two years in rank at the level of Associate Professor and at least one year of relevant, successful administrative/leadership experience such as Program Coordinator or Director.

Organization Summary

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College
The Mission of The College of Education and Social Services is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, human services, and social work; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

The Department
The Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences. The Department practices pedagogy that is grounded in culturally responsive social justice principles of expanding access to services, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and examining pathways to interrupting systemic barriers to positive development and healthy relationships. At the undergraduate level, we offer a program in Human Development and Family Studies, and our CACREP Accredited master’s degree programs include School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs, including a dual option.

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic, and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences,; the College of Education and Social Services’ website,; and the University of Vermont’s website,

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405-0305
United States

How to Apply

Application Process:
Please apply online at Include 1) a cover letter with a brief description of your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a separate statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; 4) a teaching philosophy statement that includes examples of associate teaching experiences; 5) a statement of your research focus and agenda; and 6) the names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jesse Suter, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 802-656-1130.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.