Company Name:

Department of Human Development and Family Studies


Urbana, Illinois

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Entry Level

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 15, 2018

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Assistant/Associate Professor

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

POSITION: Nine-month, full-time (60% research, 40% Extension), benefits-eligible, tenure-track position.

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 To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

Assistant/Associate Professor and Extension Specialist of Substance Use and Family Health. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) seeks an outstanding applied research scholar with expertise in health as it relates to substance use and family processes. Preference will be given to candidates who focus on the prevention of substance use and opioid addiction among individuals across the lifespan, and who address family processes in the context of urban, suburban, or rural communities. We prefer candidates with expertise in advanced quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies, community- or school-based approaches to data collection and analysis, and expertise in developing and evaluating community-based education, prevention or intervention programs related to physical and mental health. The successful candidate will establish or continue an active research program and contribute to Extension efforts in outreach and community engagement by collaborating with a network of field-based Extension Educators. The candidate also will be expected to seek collaborations with other HDFS and University of Illinois faculty, and obtain external funding. The candidate may teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor the research of graduate and undergraduate students.

All candidates must hold a PhD in HDFS, sociology, prevention science, public health, psychology, or related field. Candidates should show potential for a strong applied research and outreach 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 15, 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, or contact Dr. Aaron Ebata, Search Committee Chair, at (217)333-2912, email: To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statement, two representative publications, and names and contact information of three references to


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