The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking team-oriented candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Human Development and Family Science beginning on August 16, 2018. The anticipated appointment is 75% teaching and 25% research/scholarly activity. The Department is seeking candidates who will demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. 


Required: Applicants must have a Doctorate in Family Science, Human Development, or closely related field prior to March 2019. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in a Human Development and Family Science program, including Enduring Issues for Couples and Families, Families in Later Life, Family Crises, and Helping and Communication Skills for FCS Professionals. Applicants must also demonstrate a record of or potential for research and publication in scholarly journals in the discipline. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity.

Preferred: Previous teaching experience in family science and human development courses and current publication record are preferred. Active participation in relevant academic or professional organizations such as the National Council on Family Relations, Council on Contemporary  Families, or the Gerontological Society of America. Certified Family Life Educator or willingness to obtain certification.


Teach undergraduate/graduate courses, develop a focused area of scholarship, advise graduate students, provide service to the University and profession, and supervise undergraduate and graduate professional practice students.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and preparation. This is a tenure-track, nine-month position with potential for summer employment.


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of six departments and two schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology ( ). The Department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and offers five professional undergraduate programs [Fashion Design and Merchandising; Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics; Human Development and Family Science; Interior Design; and FCS Teacher Education]. The Department also offers a comprehensive M.S./M.A. program, including a Dietetic Internship sequence and a Child Life option. The HDFS program is a NCFR approved CFLE Program. The FCS Department houses four accredited programs including: undergraduate interior design (CIDA), undergraduate Teacher Education program (NCATE), undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (ACEND), and a graduate Dietetic Internship (ACEND). The Department has approximately 610 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, 22 full-time and 6 part-time faculty, 1 full-time and 1 part-time academic advisor, 2 civil service personnel, and 4 academic professionals at an affiliated Child Care Center with NAEYC accreditation. Currently there are approximately 125 Human Development and Family Science undergraduate majors.


A small-college experience with large-university opportunities.

Illinois State University ( ) distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial new dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educating Illinois 2013-2018, we have committed our resources to realizing five core values: Individualized Attention, Public Opportunity, Active Pursuit of Learning, Diversity, and Creative Response to Change. By acting on these values, we believe we will create a learning environment that will result in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For more information about Illinois State University, visit . For the third year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance, confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, and clarity in the tenure process.


Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. Mass transit is available via a centrally-located transportation station in Uptown Normal and direct air-passenger service to several cities across the U.S. is available from the local Central Illinois Regional Airport. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime. For more information about the area, visit . 


Initial review of applications will begin on October 9, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, please complete an online application for posting number 0709825 at and include a letter of application describing experience and fit with the position; vita; and the names and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email) before October 9, 2017. The Department's Web site:

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.