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Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) State Extension Specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach (HS EO)

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Posting Details

Posting Number 600252
Working Title Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS) State Extension Specialist in Human Sciences Extension and Outreach (HS EO)
Advertised Employing Department Human Development and Family Studies
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date July 1, 2017
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HD FS, at Iowa State University invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position focused on extension and outreach scholarship and activity relevant to lifespan human development and aging with an emphasis in health and wellness ( The department seeks a faculty member to translate research into practice impacting individuals, families, and communities. The faculty member will be an important member of the growing interdepartmental Gerontology Program which is comprised of 45 faculty across all colleges and offers graduate degree programs (

Responsibilities: The faculty member will chair interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative, evidence-informed extension and outreach products; provide subject matter support to extension and outreach staff; pursue external funding to support his/her work; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; and supervise graduate students associated with his/her extension and outreach products and projects. The faculty member will engage in scholarly work including generation of peer-reviewed journal articles and extension and outreach educational strategies, resources, and programs. Responsibilities also include teaching online and face-to-face undergraduate and graduate courses in human development and family studies and aging (one per semester). Service as a major professor for graduate students, contributions to department, college, extension and outreach, and university committees, as well as becoming involved in statewide and national activity and leadership in relevant professional organizations is expected. Iowa State University seeks candidates with demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through extension and outreach, research, and teaching.

The faculty member will join the dynamic multidisciplinary environment at Iowa State University, a leading land-grant institution. Established collaborations with local and state organizations exist to foster collaboration and engaged scholarship. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation’s most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size (

Required Education and Experience

An earned doctorate in Gerontology, Lifespan Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology or a closely related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

- Scholarly work demonstrating an emphasis on health and wellness as related to adulthood and aging
- Extension and Outreach experience
- A record of external funding for scholarly activities and engagement
- Experience teaching online and face-to-face courses

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

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 Jennifer Margrett
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 describing work history and plans as related to scholarly engagement and outreach, teaching history, and diversity activities in research, teaching, and service
3)Three Professional 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 02/15/2017
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.

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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