Assistant Professor

POSITION:  Assistant Professor


DEADLINE:  Application review will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of core classes in the Family Studies & Human Services undergraduate degree program on the Kansas State University-Salina campus.  These may include Introduction to Human Development, Early Childhood, The Family, Families and Diversity, and Working with Parents.  Teaching load will be five or six undergraduate courses per academic year.  The Salina undergraduate teaching load may be reduced to accommodate teaching a graduate course (on the Manhattan campus or via distance education) and serving on graduate student committees.  Other responsibilities include developing a research program in Family Studies and Human Services; publishing in refereed journals; and providing service to the unit, college, and university. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  PhD in Family Life Education, Family Studies, Human Development, or a closely related field (with evidence of coursework in the areas of family studies and/or human development).  ABD will be considered.  Ability to teach core classes in the Family Studies and Human Services degree program, ability to work effectively with undergraduate students, and ability to work independently and take initiative.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, excellent presentation and communication skills, interest and experience participating in related research program, and relevant work experience in the human services field.


Kansas State University is a three-campus land grant institution, with an enrollment of approximately 24,000 students in nine colleges and the graduate school. 

The Kansas State University-Salina Family Studies and Human Services program is a component of the Family Studies and Human Services program based on the Kansas State University-Manhattan campus.  Overall, the Family Studies and Human Services program consists of approximately 580 undergraduate (approximately 50 of which are Salina students), and 25 graduate students.

Kansas State University-Salina offers bachelor degrees in the fields of Engineering Technology, Professional Pilot, Aviation Maintenance, Technology Management, Family Studies and Human Services, Personal Financial Planning, and Social Work, and a Professional Masters of Technology.  Approximately 900 students are enrolled at the Salina campus.

SALARY:  A competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, will be provided.

HOW TO APPLY:  Candidates interested in this position should electronically submit a letter of application that includes a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, official academic transcripts, and three current professional letters of references to with “FSHS Salina Search Application” in the subject line of the message.

Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Mindy Markham at


BENEFITS:  This is an unclassified 9-month, 100% time, tenure track position of Kansas State University.  The Kansas State University benefit package includes a retirement plan, group health and life insurance plans, worker’s compensation, sick leave, and other benefits.

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

A background check is required before employment.