JOB: Asst Prof Quant Family Methods, ASU

The School of Social and Family Dynamics (SSFD), an interdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University (, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on quantitative family methods beginning Fall 2010. He/she will be expected to teach advanced quantitative methods courses and to take part in interdisciplinary research. For this position, successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent by time of appointment in family sciences, sociology, psychology, or a related field, and have evidence of research in areas related to the study of family processes and/or family dynamics. Demonstrated potential for obtaining external funding in these areas also is required. The successful candidate also must have advanced training/coursework in quantitative methods, evidence of the ability to use these methods in published research, and the demonstrated potential to teach advanced quantitative methods courses at the graduate level. Preference also wilbe given to those who have evidence of working in collaborative interdisciplinary settings.

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning December 15, 2009; if not filled, then every week thereafter until the search is closed. Send a letter of application describing your research and teaching background and interests, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and two samples of written work to Kimberly Updegraff  (, Search Committee Chair, Arizona State University, School of Social and Family Dynamics, Tempe, AZ 85287-3701.

All materials must be submitted electronically to A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ASU encourages and values a diverse workforce.

The School of Social and Family Dynamics has doctoral and masters programs in family and human development and in sociology. Faculty in SSFD are conducting cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in a wide variety of areas. The school takes pride in having a collegial atmosphere bolstered by permeable boundaries among faculty and interdisciplinary ties to many other units. The school is targeted for enhanced support and growth, and the hiring in quantitative family methods reflects a strong effort to develop national and international recognition in the area. Faculty and students also benefit from a multi-million dollar endowment that supports graduate education and research.

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