Colorado State University, College of Health and Human Sciences
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks engaged, innovative, visionary leaders to apply for the position of Department Head. We are seeking applicants with a proven track record of innovative research, effective teaching and mentorship, meaningful service, inspiring leadership, effective interpersonal communication and organizational skills, high ethical standards, a strong commitment to enhance diversity and elevate HDFS to the next level of national and international recognition. The appointment is a 12-month, full-time position and is expected to be at the level of Full Professor with tenure.
Leadership within the Department, including development of a shared vision and strategic plan; transparent communication and advocacy within and outside the Department; build and support capacity that will advance education, research, and outreach; stressing the importance of and identifying effective approaches for faculty, staff and student retention, engagement, and satisfaction; encouraging professional development for faculty, staff, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows;
Fiscal Management, including effective and equitable stewardship of resources and budget prioritization; responsible budget management and development of strategic approaches for resource/budget growth including entrepreneurial activities;
Personnel Management, including clear expectations of job duties and performance metrics; development of equitable, high standards in teaching, research and outreach for tenure-track and non-tenure-track faculty; development of and involvement in faculty and staff mentorship; commitment to a positive work environment and conflict resolution;
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, including avoidance of unintended bias; supporting and promoting a diversity-focused hiring process; commitment to equity when setting salaries, merit, recognition and workloads; adhere to CSU’s principles of community ( https://diversity.colostate.edu/principles-of-community/ )
Research and Scholarship, including cultivation of an exceptional and interactive intellectual and research climate; develop strategies to promote and support procurement of external funding; maintain active involvement in research and scholarly activities;
Teaching, including involvement in the Department’s teaching mission by occasionally teaching courses, guest lectures and career advice to students.
HDFS is committed to promoting the positive development of individuals, families, and communities through excellence in research, teaching, service, engagement, and outreach. We value inclusive, honest, and critical dialogue in a supportive academic community. Our signature areas of expertise include: risk, resilience, and developmental psychopathology; treatment, intervention, and prevention science; emotion, regulation, and relationship processes; adult development and aging; and cultural context and diversity. These signature areas are currently supported by ~4 million dollars of research funding ( https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/hdfs/research/ ). The foundation for all of these pursuits is our belief that the strengths of individuals, families, and communities can be optimized. We consider these values and beliefs to be the foundation of our teaching, research, service, engagement, and outreach. With more than 1100 students in its undergraduate degree programs, the HDFS Department is one of the largest degree conferring departments at Colorado State University. The Master’s of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies offers two specializations: Marriage and Family Therapy and Prevention Science. The Doctoral Program in Applied Developmental Science (ADS) is a state-of-the-art training program in human development, family, and prevention science theory and research from a lifespan ecological perspective. To learn more about the department and the programs above, visit our website https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/hdfs .
HDFS is a proud partner with the CSU Extension system ( https://extension.colostate.edu/ )and home to multiple research-based centers and programs including the Early Childhood Center https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/ecc , Prevention Research Center https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/prc , Center for Family and Couple Therapy https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/cfct , Child Trauma and Resilience Assessment Center https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/ctrac , and Campus Connections https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/cc/ .
HDFS is committed to the land-grant mission of outreach and engagement. The Department strives to serve the current and future needs of Coloradans by providing educational information, programs, practices, and policies that safeguard health, increase livelihood, and enhance well-being. The Department is housed within the College of Health and Human Sciences, which is comprised of 8 academic units.