The John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice to teach face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate courses in Family Studies and Human Development (FSHD) and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC), expected to start in August 2021. This is a 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) appointment (non-tenure-eligible); additional summer teaching opportunities may be available. The position will involve 90% teaching and 10% service (approximately three classes per academic semester). This position is central to the teaching mission of the Norton School and involves teaching courses during fall and spring semesters as well as expectations of professional development and service. The initial contract is for one year, with 1 to 3-year contracts available thereafter based on performance.
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be expected to do the following:
Teach 6 (six) FSHD courses per academic year (both face-to-face and online) in areas including family studies (e.g., family dynamics, parenting) and lifespan human development (e.g., child development).
Participate in service activities that support the strategic plan of the Norton School; service roles include department, college, and university.
Participate in committees including those assigned by the Norton School Director or Program Chair, College, or University.
Opportunities to participate on master’s thesis and dissertation committees for graduate students in FSHD.
Participate in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
To apply please submit the following documents along with your application:
Letter of interest (uploading slot titled ‘Cover Letter’)
A statement of teaching philosophy and teaching experience
Contact information for three references
Please direct questions to: Dr. Russ Toomey, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review begins on April 23, 2021.
Doctoral degree in family studies, human development, psychology, sociology, marriage & family therapy, education, or a related field.
College teaching experience in both face-to-face and online formats.
Current knowledge and teaching experience in the areas of parenting, lifespan human development, and child development.
Experience teaching large courses
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to teach courses in research methods and critical thinking.
Contributes to teaching-related scholarship in higher education.
Knowledge of and inclusive teaching experience consistent with the mission and values of a Hispanic-Serving Institution
Demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse backgrounds.
Current knowledge in the field of teaching and learning.
Uses and is knowledgeable about technology specific to teaching.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching about families, relationships, and human development.
Internal Number: req4698
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