The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies at Winthrop University is seeking an energetic and involved tenure-track assistant professor to teach in an undergraduate Human Development and Family Studies degree program recognized by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) as a Certified Family Life Educator approved program. We seek a candidate who will be an exemplary leader, teacher, scholar, and active participant in the college, on campus, and with community partners.
Position Availability: August 16, 2020
The Richard W. Riley College of Education (COE) has a strong reputation in the preparation and advancement of highly qualified professionals for South Carolina and the country. Winthrop University maintains close working relationships with schools and agencies while benefitting from close proximity to Charlotte, NC, high quality local schools, and an affordable cost of living. The college is committed to building a diverse educational environment. Individuals from under-represented groups or with experience working with under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Teach undergraduate HDFS program courses
Provide vision for program initiatives and accreditation
Supervise student field experiences and internships in agencies/settings serving families and children
Collaborate with professionals from private and public settings to enhance the degree program
Provide support at the departmental level with curriculum development, assessment, program planning, and student recruitment
Participate in service to the program, department, college, and university
Advise and mentor undergraduate majors
Participate in community and professional organizations
Seek grants to support curriculum and program development
Engage in significant scholarship to improve the lives of children and families
Use technology to enhance student learning, increase access, maintain program data, and facilitate recruitment and retention efforts
Engage in teaching and other program-related activities in the evenings, summers, online, and occasionally weekends, as needed
Position is full-time, nine-month, tenure-track with option of summer employment if enrollment is sufficient. ABD nearing dissertation completion may be considered at instructor level in a non-tenure track one-year position.
Doctorate in Human Development & Family Studies or closely related field. (ABD nearing dissertation completion may be considered at instructor level in a non-tenure track position.)
Subject matter expertise in Family Studies or Family Life Education
Provisional certification as a Certified Family Life Educator or eligible to take the certification examination
Ability to work collaboratively with departmental members in maintaining and strengthening the program.
A minimum of two years recent work experience in a family life/studies, child and family development, adult development and aging, or related position.
Successful record of scholarship commensurate with rank.
Successful college teaching experience.
Coursework or cognate in Life Span Development, Family Studies, Family Life Education, Child & Youth Development, Adult Development and Aging, or closely related field
Demonstrated ability to use digital technologies for instructional purposes.
Working knowledge of the National Council on Family Relations 10 family life education content areas.
Application review will begin on March 2, 2020. Applications received after the start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.
Submit the following materials:
A cover letter including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests;
Current curriculum vitae;
Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase); and
Names and contact information for five professional references. (Provide in the required form through the application system.)
Additional materials may be requested during the review process.
Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.
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Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Winthrop is a public, comprehensive university that is committed to be among the very best institutions of its kind in the nation. Through an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness and civic engagement, Winthrop helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that enrich their lives and prepare them for all the future holds.