Assistant/Associate Professor of Risk and Resilience among Vulnerable Families, Adults, and Youth. Food insecurity persists in a range of geographic locations from remote rural areas of developing countries to the inner cities and rural towns of wealthy, industrialized nations and is not simply a function of insufficient food production and processing. In addition, there is a strong link between chronic poverty and vulnerability to food insecurity. Factors such as age (elders or very young children), gender, disability, neighborhood, immigrant status, family structure and family dynamics can play a role as well. Food insecurity and malnourishment are associated with serious health, behavioral, and cognitive deficits as well as with disrupted household and family dynamics, missed schooling, and diminished adult productivity and psychosocial functioning. The successful candidate will have expertise in the social-behavioral or policy aspects of risk and resilience among vulnerable families, adults, and youth and how these may relate to food insecurity and health – nationally or internationally. Areas of expertise may include health disparities across families linked to inequities in access to food or healthy food; health outcomes among children and youth facing food insecurity; food insecurity and immigration; intersections of gender-race-family economic status and food insecurity; ethnographic approaches to understanding family vulnerabilities to risk including food insecurity; family coping strategies and food insecurity stress and resilience; and evidence-based, culturally-sensitive family and community-focused interventions and policies regarding food insecurity. All candidates must hold a PH.D. in HDFS, sociology, public health, psychology, or related field. Candidates should show potential for a strong research and teaching program in their area of specialization, and have completed their degree before the start date of the appointment. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Position begins August 16th, 2019. Applications received by December 1, 2018 will receive priority. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after the closing date. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. For further information regarding this position, please visit our web page https://hdfs.illinois.edu, or contact Dr. Barbara Fiese, Search Committee Chair, at (217)244-3967, email: email@example.com. To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statement, two representative publications, and names and contact information of three references to https://jobs.illinois.edu/.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu
All candidates must hold a PH.D. in HDFS, sociology, public health, psychology, or related field. Candidates should show potential for a strong research and teaching program in their area of specialization, and have completed their degree before the start date of the appointment.
Internal Number: F1800104
About Department of Human Development and Family Studies University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is comprised of highly productive faculty committed to addressing challenges regarding human development, relationships, and families through cutting-edge research, award-winning instruction, and culturally sensitive outreach. HDFS faculty and student scholarship is always conducted with a view to relevant contextual issues and to practical implications be they for community or health professionals, families/parents, schools/teachers/youth program leaders, or policymakers.