Assistant Professor, Family Services

Posted: 09/16/2022

Assistant Professor, Family Services 

The University of Northern Iowa's School of Applied Human Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Family Services, starting in August 2023, with a passion for teaching and an excitement to collaborate with colleagues. UNI's Family Services program is recognized by the National Council on Family Relations as a Certified Family Life Educator program. Family Services is a multidisciplinary program, emphasizing different perspectives of family life, human development, and policy. The Family Services program focuses on the dynamic nature of both family and individual development, and the services necessary for healthy family functioning. Responsibilities include a commitment to creating engaged learning environment for undergraduate students; active engagement with Family Services majors through advising, teaching and mentorship; a research program through which the candidate contributes to the field of family sciences and to educational opportunities for students; collaborative engagement through service in the School of Applied Human Sciences and campus committees; and engagement with community or professional associations through research and service opportunities.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Family Studies or related field. ABDs are welcome to apply with an expected degree completion date by August 1, 2023. Required qualifications include a demonstrated experience and/or ability in teaching a broad spectrum of courses in family studies and lifespan development, area of expertise is open; oral and written communication skills which are effective and appropriate for the audience with which the candidate is communicating; and demonstrated ability to develop a research program and disseminate results through scholarly publications and presentations at professional conferences.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated excellence in college teaching with varied course delivery modalities (e.g., hybrid, online, face to face) in broad areas of the family services curriculum; experience and interest in teaching courses that utilize community partners to create meaningful student engagement; experience in building and maintaining collaborative relationships with community-based non-profit agencies and other systems impacting families; demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of family studies in community settings; experience with diverse populations through teaching, scholarship, and/or community engagement; and Certified Family Life Educator or willingness to obtain certification.
Applications received by November 28, 2022 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to William Henninger at 319-273-6383 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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