Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Human Development and Family Sciences
University of Texas Austin School of Human Ecology
United States


The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and The College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) or tenured (Associate Professor or Professor) faculty position from candidates who are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The Department and College are especially interested in and value candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of their academic communities. The College views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty. All positions are subject to the availability of funding.


Applicants should have a strong publication record in one or more of the department’s research areas [] and have the potential for external funding. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human development, family studies, psychology, sociology or a related social science field. The successful applicant will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct research, obtain external research funding, and complement existing department research areas.

We are an interdisciplinary program focusing on individual, relationship, and family development within diverse ecological contexts. Faculty research interests include infancy and childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, adult development and aging, parenting and caregiving, interpersonal relationships, health and biobehavioral processes, diversity and culture, and contexts of human development. We have a vital program with over 500 undergraduate majors, 25 doctoral students, and 15 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021. Application materials must be submitted electronically (please refer to the following link: Candidates should submit: (a) a cover letter that includes a description of current and future research and fit with the department; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) a statement of teaching experience and interests; (d) a statement describing how their research, teaching, mentoring, and service will contribute to diversity and inclusion; (e) one representative first-authored publication or writing sample; and (f) three letters of recommendation.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Drs. Marci Gleason ( and Stephen Russell (

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

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