University of Delaware — Assistant Professor of Human Relations Administration

Assistant Professor of Human Relations Administration
Continuing Track
The University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware invites applications for a continuing-track faculty position in human resources to begin Fall 2022 at the rank of assistant professor. As a continuing-track faculty member, the successful candidate will have opportunities to teach undergraduate-level courses, take on leadership responsibilities in the department, gain promotion, take sabbatical leaves and hold a multi-year, renewable appointment. Qualified candidates should be interested in establishing a long-term career at the University of Delaware. The start date of the position is September 1, 2022.

Qualifications and Responsibilities. A doctorate in human resource management, industrial/organizational psychology, industrial and labor relations, or a related field is required. Preference will be given to candidates with program management and teaching experience. Service responsibilities include academic program coordination and academic advising. While this position is primarily a teaching and service position, we also seek candidates who are interested in applied research, and program development. Specifically, we seek candidates with research interests and experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion, compliance, labor relations, employee relations/engagement, and/or organizational culture. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice through teaching, research, and/or public engagement.

Continuing Track at UD. Continuing track (CT) faculty at the University of Delaware enjoy many privileges (e.g., funding for travel and instructional improvements) and contribute to the scholarship of practice. Our CT faculty regularly present their work at both research and practice-focused conferences and secure internal and external funding to improve instruction and contribute to program development. CT faculty have a vibrant caucus and are often invited to collaborate with campus-based centers such as the Center for Teaching and Learning, Partnership for Public Education, Delaware Center for Teacher Education, and the Center for the Study of Diversity. Additionally, CT faculty have been routinely recognized with teaching awards at both the college and university-level.

About the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and the Human Relations Administration Program. The department within the College of Education and Human Development has 21 full time faculty, and houses nearly 500 undergraduate majors and minors. The department of Human Development and Family Sciences offers three undergraduate majors (Human Relations Administration, Human Services, and Early Childhood Education) and undergraduate minors in medical social services and human development and family sciences. The department supports several graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral level. Faculty in Human Development and Family Sciences are engaged in research activities that span adolescent risk, early intervention and disability, family services and policy, and social determinants of health. HDFS is an interdisciplinary department that focuses on the study of critical social issues affecting individuals, families, and communities, along with disabilities, teacher education and professional development in early childhood. The College of Education and Human Development is dedicated to finding answers to the problems that confront our communities and schools, and to develop solutions to the challenges faced by children, youth and families around the world. The College includes the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the School of Education, the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, the Delaware Education Research and Development Center, the Center for Disabilities Studies, and several other research centers.

About the University of Delaware. Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in Newark, Delaware, within two hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (a research designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million annually. A state-assisted, privately-governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. The University of Delaware has been recognized for the past five years by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of America’s best university employers.

The University of Delaware strongly believes that our future success is firmly predicated on our steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Diversity is a core value and guiding principle for our School’s educational mission to prepare future scholars, educators, and leaders to educate and lead in increasingly diverse schools and communities. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from all groups, especially historically marginalized racial and ethnic communities and women.

Applications. Applications received by January 15, 2022 will receive first consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a letter (no more than 2-3 pages) describing the candidate’s teaching experience (recent evaluations if applicable), program leadership and relevant work experience, research interests and accomplishments, program management background, and commitment to promoting equity and inclusion. Additionally, applicants should include a brief diversity/equity/inclusion statement addressing how their teaching, service, and scholarship address both the challenges and opportunities of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants should also submit a cover letter, CV and and the names of three references who can address qualifications relevant for the position at   Job Reference # 497155. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Anamarie Whitaker, search committee chair,

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.