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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor
Post Date: 10/21/2020
Close Date: 11/30/2020
North Dakota State University

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$70,000 and above

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description

North Dakota State University’s Department of Human Development and Family Science, in conjunction with the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth, invites applications for a nine-month, tenured or tenure-track position, rank open, with a focus area in policy related to individual and family financial well-being, to begin in August 2021. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Support associated with the position may include start-up funds, graduate assistantships, course buyouts, or summer research support.


The tenure home for this position will be in Human Development and Family Science, and this position will be affiliated with the NDSU College of Business’ Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research, teaching, and outreach that contributes to the missions of the Institute and HDFS. Specific responsibilities include:

Maintain a strong program of research related to enhancing economic opportunity and promoting human flourishing through institutions and policies focused on families and children. Possible areas of focus include but are not limited to: consumer policy, family resource management, and starting and sustaining family businesses.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses primarily in personal and family finance and family policy (two courses per semester)
Advise undergraduates and mentor graduate students
Participate in professional service activities
Disseminate accessible research-based information and training throughout the state and region through partnerships with Extension and other entities
Work effectively with colleagues across disciplines and/or community organizations
Contribute to department governance and foster a collaborative community across the HDFS department and the Challey Institute

The Department: The Department of Human Development and Family Science (www.ndsu.edu/hdfs) is a collegial environment that includes 11 full-time tenure-track faculty, approximately 600 undergraduates, and 25 graduate students. The Department offers an undergraduate degree with emphases in child and adolescent development, family science, adult development and aging, as well as dual degree collaborations with elementary education and social work; a masters degree with emphases in family financial planning, gerontology, and youth development; and a doctoral degree in developmental science.

The Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation & Growth (www.ndsu.edu/challeyinstitute/) is an interdisciplinary institute that aims to advance understanding in the areas of innovation, trade, and institutions to identify policies and solutions that enhance economic growth and opportunity. The Challey Institute works toward achieving its mission by engaging in research, student programming, and outreach in the areas of (1) international trade, investment, and immigration, (2) innovation and entrepreneurship, and (3) institutions and policy.

NDSU is distinctive as a student-focused, land grant, research university, ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 100 public universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity,” with total research expenditures topping $153 million in the most recent National Science Foundation survey. NDSU is located in Fargo, rated as one of the best places to live and for family.

Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2020; applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed until a suitable candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. To apply, submit via the NDSU Human Resources website (http://jobs.ndsu.edu/) a letter of application, transcripts, curriculum vitae, description of research program, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references, addressed to:

Joel Hektner, Ph.D.

Chair, HDFS Challey Scholar Search Committee

North Dakota State University

PO Box 6050, Dept 2615

Fargo, ND 58108-6050

The search will be conducted in compliance with North Dakota’s open records law. NDSU is an NSF ADVANCE institution and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate (by August 2021) in HDFS, family science, public policy, family resource management, economics, or a closely related discipline
Eligible to apply for examination to earn credentials as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC)
An active program of research in a relevant focus area as described above and interest in conducting research in line with the missions of the HDFS Department and the Challey Institute
Evidence of effective instruction
Evidence of potential to publish research and secure external funding
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusiveness
Effective oral and written communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills, including ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students
Preferred Qualifications

At least one degree (at any post-secondary level) in HDFS, psychology, family and consumer science, consumer economics, or family resource management
An established record of high-quality research publications
An established record of external funding
Evidence of high-quality instruction, advising, and mentoring of students

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