Please note that this opportunity is sponsored by PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, and not the Career Development Center or Rutgers University.Penn State’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies has an outstanding graduate program that has been ranked # 1 in a survey of HDFS graduate programs in North America. Our continuing mission is to serve as a leader in our field and to guide and strengthen the science and education in these areas. Our graduate program includes six core areas of focus: Individual development: infancy and early childhood Individual development: adolescence Individual development: adult development and aging Family development and science Prevention and intervention Developmental methodology Themes common to all of these areas include health and well-being, by advancing the understanding of factors that promote or undermine mental health, physical health, and health-risking behaviors such as substance abuse, obesity, and risky sexual behavior; diversity and health disparities, reflecting our priorities in studying individuals and families from diverse, under-represented backgrounds, innovative methods and design, supporting the continued development, application, and dissemination of cutting-edge statistical methods and research design, and translating research into sustainable practice, advancing our tradition of translating developmental and family science into practice and policy. Our program provides leading education and training in HDFS by making use of College and University-sponsored research-to-practice and research-to-policy initiatives, and collaborations with College research centers, including the Methodology Center, the Center for Healthy Aging, theChild Maltreatment Solutions Network, the Center for Child Obesity Research, and the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center. If you, would like to learn more about the HDFS graduate program, please request additional information.