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Assistant or Associate Professor in Family Economic Wellbeing

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700056
Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor in Family Economic Wellbeing
Advertised Employing Department Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 8/16/18 with possibility of 1/1/18 start date
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 9
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of family economic wellbeing. We seek candidates who are dedicated to producing high quality research, teaching, and service/outreach and are interested in joining a dynamic multidisciplinary faculty. Position responsibilities include: maintaining a focused program of research and publication, seeking external funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate students, and contributing to the university’s land-grant mission.

Required Education and Experience

Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies, Family/Consumer/Household Economics, Financial Counseling/Planning, or related fields such as Sociology, Psychology, Behavioral Finance, and Public Policy.

In addition, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires an established record of scholarly publications and external funding appropriate for a research university dedicated to its land-grant mission.

An applicant who has not completed the doctoral program must include documentation indicating the likelihood of completion by date of hire.

Preferred Education and Experience

Demonstrated advanced quantitative and/or qualitative training grounded in theory

University teaching experience (distance and/or traditional)

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The Human Development and Family Studies program at Iowa State University offers two graduate degrees: a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies. Graduate study in HDFS is multidisciplinary and focuses on applied research, intervention and prevention practice in several content areas such as family economic wellbeing and financial planning, adolescent/youth development, adult development and aging, family studies and policy, health and wellbeing, infant and child development, and lifespan development. HDFS offers Bachelor of Science degrees in: Financial Counseling and Planning; Child, Adult and Family Services; Early Childhood Education; and Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies. The department has a nationally recognized Extension and Outreach program. The department houses a financial counseling clinic, a child development lab school, and a child welfare research and training project. Candidates with research interests that intersect with the work of these entities are encouraged to apply.

Iowa State University seeks candidates who are interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Dr. Clinton Gudmunson
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply to this job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 10/15/2017
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Assistant Professor - 1700
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents