The Department of Family Science, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park seeks a full-time tenure track faculty person, at the rank of Associate Professor in Family Health and Well-Being, to join a dynamic department with family science, maternal and child health, and couple and family therapy programs. This candidate will help the Department further enhance its national leadership at the forefront of research and education on families and health. Candidates should be able to (1) lead an externally funded research program, (2) teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and (3) contribute to the Department’s existing strengths in family health over the life course, family policy, risk and resilience, and prevention/intervention science. Appointments may begin in August 2020 or on a mutually agreed-upon date.
We are particularly interested in candidates who advance scholarship on adult development and aging as the foundation for a healthy society, and who integrate policy expertise within a life course perspective. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Sc.D., DrPH) or equivalent doctorate in family science, a public health discipline, human development, psychology, sociology, demography, economics, nursing, or related social or health science field. Candidates should have substantial public health training and research experience. The ideal candidate must demonstrate an excellent record of research, publication, teaching, and external funding; a strong interest in collaboration; and a commitment to community engagement and cultural competence.
Internal Number: 106050
About University of Maryland, College Park
Established on the University of Maryland, College Park campus in 1968, the Department of Family Science (FMSC) is now one of five departments in the School of Public Health. The Department joined the College of Health and Human Performance (HHP) in 1992; HHP became a School of Public Health in 2007 and was fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2010.The Department received state approval to offer its first independent Ph.D. program in 2000. In 2007, the Department established a new Ph.D. program in Maternal and Child Health when the college became a School of Public Health. In that same year, the University granted the Department’s request to change its name from Family Studies to Family Science. In 2009, the Department established the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, the first university center devoted exclusively to researching the health behaviors of this age group in the nation. FMSC also moved its academic offices and therapy clinic from their former home in Marie Mount Hall to newly renovated space in the School of Public Health building in 2009.FMSC’s location within a School of Public Health has enabled it to enhance its curricula wi...th public health and epidemiology content, expand research collaborations with other public health faculty, and sharpen its focus on family health and health disparities. FMSC graduates at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels are being prepared to tackle critical family and health issues, and to address significant workforce needs within the larger fields of human services and public health.