Assistant/Associate Professor of Human and Development and Family Studies

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Salary is commensurate with qualifications
Jul 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies at Winthrop University is seeking an energetic and involved tenure-track assistant/associate professor in an undergraduate NCFR recognized Human Development and Family Studies degree program. Preference will be given to individuals who have the potential serve as the Program Director. We seek a candidate who will be an exemplary leader, teacher, scholar, and active participant in the college, on campus, and with community partners.

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and the Department of Counseling, Leadership, and Educational Studies enjoy a strong reputation in the preparation of quality professionals for South Carolina and the region. Winthrop University maintains close working relationships with schools and agencies while benefiting from close proximity to Charlotte, NC (approximately 20 miles from downtown), high quality schools, and affordable cost of living.  The college is committed to building a diverse educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff collaborate in a supportive and inclusive community. Individuals from under-represented groups or with experience working with under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Teach undergraduate program courses
  • Serve as the HDFS Program Director
  • Provide leadership and 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
  • Serve on university, college, and departmental committees
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate majors
  • Participate in community and professional organizations
  • Seek grants to support curriculum and program development
  • Engage in socially significant scholarship to improve the lives of children and families
  • Teach evenings, summers, online, and/or occasional weekends, as needed

Employment Conditions: Position is full-time, nine-month, tenure-track with option of summer employment if enrollment is sufficient. An instructor, non-tenure-track position may be considered.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Position Availability: January 2, 2018 (start date negotiable)



Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies or closely related field. (ABD nearing dissertation completion may be considered at instructor level in a non-tenure track one-year position)
  • Subject matter expertise in Family Studies or Family Life Education
  • Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) certification or meets CFSE application criteria
  • Ability to work collaboratively with departmental members in maintaining and strengthening the program and with colleagues across the college and university
  • Ability to work with a diverse student population
  • A minimum of two years recent work experience in a family life/studies, family and consumer sciences or related position
  • Successful record of scholarship commensurate with rank

Desired Qualifications:

  • Successful college teaching experience (required for tenure-track position as program director)
  • Coursework or cognate in Life Span Development, Family Life Education, Child & Youth Development, or closely related fields
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of technology and e-learning for instructional purposes.
  • Ability to teach through distance education.
  • Working knowledge of the National Council on Family Relations 10 family life education content areas
  • Demonstrated leadership ability through experience with a team, committee, project, or program.


Application Instructions

Application review will begin on September 5, 2017. Applications received after this start of review may be consider if an acceptable candidate is not identified.

The following materials should be added to the online application:

  1. A cover letter including the candidate's interest in the position and qualifications in the context of the advertised position;
  2. Current curriculum vitae;
  3. Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase); and
  4. Names and contact information for five professional references.

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