Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies

  • University of Tennessee, Department of Child and Family Studies
  • The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Sep 17, 2019
Full time Human Development/Family/Consumer Science Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August, 2020.

The department supports an ecological and interdisciplinary perspective on children and families.

We are seeking a candidate whose ongoing research and teaching will strengthen the CFS department’s mission of development in context and children and families at risk. Preference will be given to candidates with a range of experiences in quantitative research methods and statistical analysis.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to pursue an active research agenda, including a strong commitment to seeking external funding from competitive federal and private agencies.

The successful candidate will also participate in the department's undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

Evidence of effective university-level teaching, the ability to teach courses on quantitative research methods and statistics, and experience working in an interdisciplinary environment are desirable.

The candidate will also be expected to collegially engage in service activities in support of the department, college, university, and/or local/global communities

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree by time of appointment in Family Studies, Human Development, Sociology, Psychology, or a closely related field.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Details

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants for the position should apply electronically by sending a cover letter not exceeding three single-spaced pages, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Heidi Stolz, Search Committee Chair, c/o

In the subject line of the email, please include “CFS Faculty Position Search.” Please use the following reference number on the application: EHS8-18/19-F74.


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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled