“The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences of the University of Texas at Austin seeks a nationally recognized scholar for the Priscilla Pond Flawn Regents Professorship of Child Development. This endowed chair is a 9-month position in our department beginning in Fall Semester 2012.  Only applicants at the full professor level will be seriously considered.

The successful applicant will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, conduct research, obtain external research funding, and contribute to leadership of our department.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in human development, family studies, psychology, sociology, economics, public policy, or a related social science; an established program of research and nationally recognized expertise in a substantial content area in the field of child development; a strong record of external funding; and evidence of outstanding graduate and undergraduate teaching ability.

We are an interdisciplinary program focusing on individual, relationship, and family development within ecological contexts.  Faculty research interests include child development, parent-child relationships, adult relationships, health and health behaviors, prevention, intervention, and policy. We seek applicants who connect to, complement, or extend existing areas. We have a vital program with over 440 undergraduate majors, 40 doctoral students, and 14 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes access to funds from an endowment for scholarly support.

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations should include a letter recommending the candidate for the position and a curriculum vitae. Applications from interested candidates should include a letter of interest and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, 3 preprints/reprints, and a list of five references (who will not be contacted without permission of the candidate). Nominations and applications may be sent to:  Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, Search Committee Chair, The University of Texas at Austin; Department of Human Development and Family Sciences; 1 University Station A2702; Austin, Texas 78712-0141 ( liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu). The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Background check will be conducted on selected applicants. This announcement is available on our website:  http://www.he.utexas.edu/hdfs/index.php