In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryville actively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in their fields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the University's learning community and would teach online courses.
The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for an academically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member to teach Human Development and Family Studies undergraduate courses. Along with general courses in family theory, diversity and practice, we have three specialization tracks in Early Childhood Development, Youth Development, an NCFR aligned Family Life Education track and an Adulthood and Aging track. We also have a Child Life Specialist Concentration.
We are also looking for course developers for the following HDFS courses:
HDFS 202: Family and Community Partnerships This course will focus on the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed for forming effective partnerships with diverse families and community stakeholders. Family systems and their impact on children's development and learning will be explored. Students will identify and collaborate with local agencies to learn more about resources available in their communities. Students will learn effective communication strategies as well as explore current state and federal initiatives for serving children and families.
HDFS 244: Understanding Research in HDFS This course provides a review of basic research methods and statistics as applied to human development and family studies. Emphasis will be placed on reading professional journal articles and understanding basic statistical methodology for the helping professional. Students learn the basic skills needed for managing and understanding data; analyzing data; and presenting data.
HDFS 400: Family Law, Policy and Advocacy Examines influence of economic, demographic and social changes on families in the U.S. and on the opportunities of individual family members. Explores interactions of social class, poverty, race and gender and their effects on family life and on child and adolescent development. Includes critical analysis of health care, employment, immigration, family leave, welfare and other social policy options that affect family life and well-being.
HDFS 420: Best Practices in Child Guidance An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting pro-social behaviors with individual and groups of young children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement and cultural influences. The course will also explore national, regional and state standards of care, routes to certification for childcare professionals and supervision of child care staff.
Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
Develop and/or teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and course contract.
Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with the University's mission, academic policies and procedures, expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).
Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.
Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectively deliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-world applications of concepts covered.
Encourage active learning through discussion topics, class assignments, group projects, etc.
Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thorough manner (with 24-36 hrs.).
Establish digital office hours to provide additional assistance with student questions/concerns.
Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging in the course.
Additional duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Family Science, Human or Child Development, Gerontology, Family Therapy or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
Doctorate with at least 15 graduate hours in Human Development and Family Studies, Family Science, Human or Child Development, Gerontology, Family Therapy or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
Online teaching experience
Relevant experience in the field
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
The Department is using this position announcement to build a qualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise. This position is not designated for a specific course or semester.
Graduate transcripts are required to complete the application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes.
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.
Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.
Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.
Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution more than 6,000 students. Maryville offers more than 100 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the last two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in West St. Louis County.
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