Assistant Professor of Family and Child Studies


POSITION AVAILABLE: Assistant Professor of Family and Child Studies

The University of New Mexico College of Education, Department of Individual
Family and Community Education, invites applications for an Assistant Professor
of Family and Child Studies, probationary appointment leading to a tenure
decision, beginning August 2017. The Department of Individual, Family and
Community Education currently comprises four strong academic programs that
exemplify the dynamic scholarly energy and future orientation of a recognized
research university. Moreover, the faculty member to be hired will have the
opportunity to contribute significantly to newly formed Family and Child Studies
Program. In the context of this new program, we foresee further progress in our program’s mission to promote the well- being of all families and children.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) Doctorate in Family and Child Studies or closely related area (e.g. Family Studies; Human Development and Family Studies; Child Development and Family Studies; Psychology) by the appointment start date; 2) Experience in application of knowledge to the understanding of parenting and child development issues facing diverse families.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Experience in development of evidence-based public policies that promote the wellbeing of all families. 2) Evidence of competence to establish a scholarly agenda and submit research proposals to obtain external funding; 3) Evidence of competence and potential for excellence in teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Family and Child Studies Program; 4) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate –level courses in the Family and Child Studies Program. The candidate also will be expected to assume an active role in all program activities (e.g., student advisement and service on graduate students’ thesis, dissertation and comprehensive exam committees), as well as further serve the College and University and contribute to meeting the needs of the larger community. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda, including preparing proposals for external funding, manuscripts for professional journals and presentations at professional meetings, and become an active member of relevant national, state and local professional organizations.

A complete application packet will include:
1. Letter of intent including a statement of qualifications in relation to the Minimum and Preferred qualifications;
2. A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae;
3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three to five

professional references.
4. Transcripts of
ALL graduate coursework (readable, unofficial copies will be


Although not required for a complete application, please also submit the following if available: course syllabi and summary of course evaluations; and one to two recent professional publications.

Applications will be accepted through UNMJobs ( ). Please refer to Posting # 0836163. For best consideration, complete application packets must be received by 5:00pm (MST) on 10/03/2016. Position will remain open until filled. Consideration and review will not take place until all required documents are received. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.