Assistant Professor – Tenure Track

Specialization: Positive youth development and human services: University of Delaware

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in life span development, human development and family studies, applied developmental psychology, community psychology, social work, or related fields. An active, ongoing program of applied research or translational research in community and/ or educational settings is desired. Successful applicants will demonstrate success or strong potential in attracting external funding for their research, and exhibit a record of published scholarship and experience in university teaching. Expertise and accomplishments in any of the following areas will be considered: positive youth development, youth at risk, and prevention programming with youth and their families. Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment is preferred. Position begins 9/1/13. For questions, contact Donald Unger, Ph.D., Department Chairperson,

Assistant or Associate Professor – Tenure Track

(Fiscal Year with Joint appointment in the Delaware Education Research & Development Center, College of Education and Human Development)

Specialization: Program Evaluation of human services for children, youth, and their families

Qualifications: A faculty member is desired with specialization in the evaluation of human services for children, youth, and their families, school-based preventive interventions, and/or nonprofit programming. Externally funded multidisciplinary program evaluation research will be carried out in collaboration with the Delaware Education Research and Development Center (DERDC) – (40% during academic year; 100% during summer). The faculty member will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to program development and evaluation, and applied research methods in community settings. Successful grant writing, both state and federal, is expected. Position begins 7/1/13. For questions, contact either Donald Unger, Ph.D., Chairperson, and/or Joan Buttram, Ph.D., Director, DERDC,

Program: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. Curricula lead to undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood Education (with teacher certification in early childhood education and early childhood special education) and Human Services (with concentrations in Clinical Services, Community Education, and Administration and Family Policy), M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies. The DERDC conducts research, evaluation, and policy analysis to support the improvement of education and human services in Delaware and the nation (

Applicants: Applicants must include a letter of application, a detailed vita, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of publications. Vitae will be shared with departmental faculty. Submit applications by 12/5/12. To apply visit

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at