Professor and Head, Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders in a way that empowers them to expand the boundaries of science to higher levels of understanding and influence.
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is dedicated to addressing grand challenges regarding human development, relationships, families, health and wellness, nutrition, and physical well-being through transdisciplinary and transactional research, instruction, and outreach, always with a view to relevant contextual issues (e.g., neighborhood/community, poverty, diversity, family structure, laws/policy, school structure, culture, immigration). Faculty members are engaged in basic and applied research in child and adolescent development, family studies, and educational and extension outreach. Consistent with the land-grant mission, HDFS is dedicated to bridging research-instruction-outreach/public engagement. Our capacity to do so is greatly enhanced by our Family Resiliency Center -http://familyresiliency.illinois.edu/, the Child Development Lab - http://cdl.illinois.edu/, Child Care Resource Center - http://ccrs.illinois.edu/, and The Autism Program (TAP) – http://theautismprogram.illinois.edu, all of which provide opportunities for student involvement through internships and cutting-edge research.
Be a part of our story. Join our dynamic and internationally recognized department, which includes 19 tenure-track and specialized faculty members involved in research, teaching, extension, outreach and international activities with expertise in human development, family studies, psychology, sociology, and education. The department offers curricula for approximately 255 undergraduates and 30 graduate students pursuing Ph.D. degrees on campus. HDFS has a strong research program and was recently ranked in the top ten percent of doctoral programs within North America.
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The Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is a full-time administrative position in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This position is responsible for the administration of the research, teaching, extension, outreach and international activities of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Specifically, the Head’s responsibilities are:
Provide leadership and vision to the department, advancing the goals of the land-grant mission in research, teaching, extension, outreach and international activities and promoting equality and diversity.
Develop and communicate departmental policy guidelines in consultation with the faculty.
Support the department’s educational mission and promote student professional development.
Supervise and evaluate faculty and staff in the department.
Develop and implement a strong mentoring program for faculty and staff.
Administer budgetary and financial matters within the department.
Provide leadership with college support for development and fundraising.
Represent the department at the college and campus levels.
Facilitate collaboration with the stakeholders of the HDFS department including leaders in industry, government, other universities, public groups, and professional societies.
In collaboration with ACES Office of Marketing Communications, develop a proactive recruitment and marketing campaign for the department that aligns with college efforts.
Serve as a member of the ACES leadership team; engage in meaningful discussions with the dean and associate deans concerning departmental priorities, college level funding initiatives and inter or transdisciplinary efforts intended to advance the missions of the department, college and university.
All candidates must hold a Ph.D. in human development, family studies, or related discipline that complements departmental programs. Candidate must be qualified for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. A strong background in research and either resident instruction or extension education, as well as evidence of excellent administrative ability are required. The position also requires demonstrated leadership, administration, and management skills as with as an ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people and communicate ideas effectively. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of a land-grant university and international activities. Experience with public and private funding sources is necessary.
About the University and College:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the leading public universities in the world with a student enrollment of more than 50,000, and nearly 2,000 faculty. The university is located about 120 miles south of Chicago, within easy driving distance of St. Louis and Indianapolis. Our vibrant and diverse community of 110,000 offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life.
The College of ACES is recognized worldwide for its commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate programs, research, teaching, extension, outreach, and international activities. We offer tremendous opportunities for students to achieve their goals and our immersion-based academic programs prepare our graduates for local, national, and global careers. ACES research programs are making a difference in people’s lives. Our research and education centers, located throughout the state, provide unique collaborative opportunities for research to generate practical applications that benefit consumers, farmers, commodity groups, agricultural organizations, environmentalists, conservationists, government agencies, industry, and business. University of Illinois Extension connects the University to people, businesses, and communities statewide to help solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. ACES faculty and staff are leaders in international engagement, addressing global challenges and impacting lives around the world.
Salary: Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Proposed Starting Date: August 16, 2020
Applications: For full consideration, candidates should apply by January 5, 2020. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application/interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three (3) professional references (include name, title, address, phone, email) by close of business on January 5, 2020. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be given full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
For further information, contact Dr. Anna Ball, Search Committee Chair via e-mail (email@example.com).
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About Department of Human Development & Family Studies
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.