Utah State University

Assistant Professor - Child Development

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 months ago(11/1/2019 4:59 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Human Development & Family Studies
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Department of Human Development and Family Studies invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, emphasis: Child Development. This is a nine-month academic year, tenure-track, full-time benefited position anticipated to begin August 2020.

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


For more information, please contact:

Lisa Boyce, Ph.D.              

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

2600 Old Main Hill

Utah State University

Logan, UT 84322-2905

(435) 797-2713



Conducting research and teaching courses are the primary responsibilities of this position.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in human development or closely related field to be completed by August 1, 2020.
  • Demonstrated history of publishing in field-related journals and potential to secure external funding.
  • Demonstrated competence in teaching college courses.
  • Expertise and cohesive research program in the study of development during infancy, early, and/or middle childhood.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong methodological and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Familiarity with distance technologies including web-based education.
  • Cultural competence awareness and expertise.
  • Involvement in professional organizations and other professional contexts.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please submit:

1) A curriculum vita to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"

2) A cover letter describing qualification for the position (see specific information below)

3) Statement regarding research goals (see specific information below)

4) Statement regarding philosophy of teaching (see specific information below)

5) Statement regarding philosophy of supervision (see specific information below)

6) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) (see specific information below)

7) Samples of recent publications and paper presentations (see specific information below)

8) Three letters of reference (see specific information below)


Additional Document Submission Information:

All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs site.


Documents 2-5 should be typed/pasted during the application process. The system will provide individual text boxes for each document in which the applicant will be directed to paste or type the document. The text box for document 5 will be for “Other Documents,” please enter Supervision Philosophy as the Document Type.


Documents 6 and 7 are uploaded into the applicant profile in the Documents 1-5 or Documents 1-6 sections. Each file should follow the naming convention: Candidate Last Name Candidate First Initial_FileType.” For example, the evidence of teaching effectiveness for an applicant named William Smith should be named "SmithW_TeachingEffectiveness".


For letters of reference, applicants must request references to submit confidential letters directly to a Box folder hosted by USU. Applicants must provide letter writers with the link: https://bit.ly/339YUqE. Reference letters should be labeled following the naming convention: Candidate Last Name First Initial_Reference Last Name First Initial. For example, SmithW_BrownL.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (https://hdfs.usu.edu/) is one of eight diverse departments and three distinguished centers in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services (http://www.cehs.usu.edu).Our college graduate programs are ranked #1 in Utah and #26 in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. Departmental degrees offered include:                  


BS/BA: Early Childhood Education (in cooperation with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership); Human Development and Family Studies; Family Life Studies)

MS: (specializations in Adulthood and Aging, Finance, Infancy and Childhood, Marriage and   Family Relations, Marriage and Family Therapy, Youth and Adolescence)

MMFT: Master of Marriage and Family Therapy

MHDFS: Master of Human Development and Family Studies (non-thesis degree)

PhD in Family and Human Development (concentrations in Family Relations; Human Development Across the Lifespan; Marriage and Family Therapy)


A Gerontology Certificate Program is also administered by the department.


The department has 30 faculty members, over 500 undergraduate majors, and

over 80 graduate students. 


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #26 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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