The University of Tennessee — Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies

The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August, 2020. The department supports an ecological and interdisciplinary perspective on children and families. We are seeking a candidate whose ongoing research and teaching will strengthen the CFS department’s mission of development in context and children and families at risk. Preference will be given to candidates with a range of experiences in quantitative research methods and statistical analysis. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to pursue an active research agenda, including a strong commitment to seeking external funding from competitive federal and private agencies. The successful candidate will also participate in the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Evidence of effective university-level teaching, the ability to teach courses on quantitative research methods and statistics, and experience working in an interdisciplinary environment are desirable. The candidate will also be expected to collegially engage in service activities in support of the department, college, university, and/or local/global communities.

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree by time of appointment in Family Studies, Human Development, Sociology, Psychology, or a closely related field. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) is an interdisciplinary department in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. The CFS department’s main area of focus is development in context, particularly with children and families at risk. The CFS department currently consists of 14 tenure-track and clinical faculty, plus adjunct faculty and staff, who supervise and teach approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 50 CFS graduate students. To learn more about the CFS Department, please visit: The CFS department prepares students for careers in both public and private domains that focus on children, youth, families, and early learning.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UT Knoxville) was founded in 1794 and is one of the oldest public land-grant universities in the country. UT Knoxville is a vibrant and diverse urban campus, located in the heart of Knoxville. UT Knoxville is the flagship campus for the UT system and has the Carnegie Classification of Research University (Very High Research Activity). The city of Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping. The Knoxville metropolitan area has a population of more than 857,000 and is located within easy driving distance of Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains. For more information about UT and Knoxville, please visit:

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants for the position should apply electronically by sending a cover letter not exceeding three single-spaced pages, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Heidi Stolz, Search Committee Chair, c/o In the subject line of the email, please include “CFS Faculty Position Search.” Please use the following reference number on the application: EHS8-18/19-F74.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard
to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
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