The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position as an assistant professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies.
This position is located on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, Miss., and begins August 2013.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in child development and/or family studies; advising and mentoring undergraduate students; conducting, presenting and publishing scholarly research; securing external funding; and providing service to the department, university and community.
Qualifications and Experience:
•Earned doctorate in child and family studies, child development or a related field
•Ability to effectively engage in teaching, publishing research and securing external funding
ABD is considered.
•Knowledge of or experience with AAFCS accreditation standards
•Eligible for certification as a family life educator (CFLE) through NCFR
•Successful record of publishing research and/or obtaining external funding
Starting Date: August 2013
The position is based at the Gulf Park campus.
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted to the Southern Miss website at https://jobs.usm.edu  (job posting # 0002496).
Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. Applications must include the materials requested at this website. Questions regarding the positions can be directed to the search committee chair:
Dr. Mary Ann Adams
Department of Child and Family Studies
118 College Drive #5035
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
The University: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional teaching and research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu .
Located within the College of Education and Psychology, the Department of Child and Family Studies offers undergraduate specializations in family relations and child development (including teacher preparation for pre-K-K) on both the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park campuses. The department also offers a Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy and a Master of Science degree in child and family studies. The Department of Child and Family Studies has two auxiliary units, the Center for Child Development and the University Clinic for Family Therapy.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.