Department of Educational Psychology invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor rank to begin Fall, 2014. Summer teaching is contingent on student demand and funding. The successful candidates will join a productive and diverse Educational Psychology faculty that offers graduate degrees in educational psychology as well as special education, with 11 concentrations that include Family Studies.  We also offer an undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies.


Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and background.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the continued development and success of the department and growing the human development and family studies concentration through research, teaching, and mentoring of students. As a tenure-track member of the faculty, candidates will be expected to develop a record of scholarly research necessary to obtain tenure.  In addition, candidates will be expected to engage in teaching and to contribute service to the department, College of Education, and the University of North Texas.  Instructional roles include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in family development and family/interpersonal relationships across the life span. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop or continue an ongoing research agenda in an area of specialization, including regular publications in quality outlets, professional presentations, and submission of external grant proposals. Service on dissertation committees is expected.


Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in a field closely related to marriage and the family (family studies, psychology, sociology, or related fields) with at least 15 hours of doctoral courses related to the family, preferably from a research-intensive university.  ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in marriage and interpersonal relationships as well as higher education teaching and research experience.  Experience with diverse/ bilingual populations, specifically Spanish-speaking families, is also preferred.

The University:

UNT is a student-centered public research university with over 37,000 students, one-third of whom are graduate students. The University is conveniently located in the vibrant and rapidly growing Denton-Dallas-Fort Worth region.


All applicants must apply online at: http://facultyjobs.unt.edu.  Applications must include the materials requested at this website.  The search committee will contact references only after advanced stages of screening.  Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check.  Questions regarding the positions can be directed to the search committee chair:  

Dr. Arminta Jacobson, Elaine Millikan Mathes Endowed Professor

Department of Educational Psychology    


(940) 565-2432 Voice or  940) 369-8652 tdd



To ensure full consideration, apply on or before November 11, 2013. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to diversity in its educational programs.