Visiting Assistant Professor

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Position Number998858Functional TitleVisiting Assistant ProfessorPosition TypeNon-Tenure StreamPosition EclassFE - Faculty 10 month non-leave earUniversity Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), in the School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service regarding human development and close relationships across the lifespan. Our objectives are to educate the next generation of HDFS professionals and scholars, to generate new knowledge, and to foster the well-being of individuals and families in their everyday lives.

As a premier HDFS department, we focus on the following areas: early care and education; child, youth, and family development; aging. Undergraduates can prepare for birth through kindergarten teacher licensure (as can our MEd graduate students) or focus on children’s and adolescents’ development in their diverse cultural, school, and family contexts. M.S. and doctoral students examine the biological, relational, early educational, social, and cultural foundations of development and their implications for families. The emphasis on “culture” includes not only different societies, but also within-society cultural groups, such as racial/ethnic and social class groups. We are committed to interdisciplinary study, diversity, and internationalization.

Position Summary

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at UNC Greensboro is accepting applications for a non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position for two years that will begin August 1, 2019. The successful applicant will be expected to teach and advise undergraduate students.


The faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of both Human Development and Family Studies. We seek someone who has experience teaching at the university level and has taught in an HDFS department. Responsibilities may include teaching face-to-face and online courses to undergraduate students in the department of HDFS.

The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and have excellent communication skills and a solid track record in academia.

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in the field of Child Development, Human Development, Family Studies, or a closely related field.

Have experience teaching at least one of the discipline areas at the university level.

Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring students representing diverse backgrounds (e.g. racial, socioeconomic, first generation, nontraditional, sexual orientation).

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Child Development, Human Development, Family Studies, or a closely related field.

Willing to teach both Family Studies and Human Development courses.

Tenure StatusNot on TrackSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin by April 15, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter of interest describing required and preferred qualifications, including a reflection on fit with the position. In addition, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three references (at least two being academic references).

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as an applicant certifies and submits the application process. This is the only notification to the applicant that the references provided will be contacted before an interview has been conducted. These letters will remain confidential from the applicant.

Recruitment RangeCommensurate with qualificationsOrg #-DepartmentHuman Development & Family Studies - 12403Job Open Date03/15/2019For Best Consideration Date04/15/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesFTE1.0 (Full-Time)Type of AppointmentTime LimitedTime Limited Duration

2 years

Number of Months per Year10FLSAExemptADA Checklist

ADA Checklist

"R" for Rare (0-30%),"O" for Occasional (30-60%),"F" for Frequent (60-90%),"C" for Constant (90-100%).

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  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
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    Posted: 3/20/2019
    Application Due: 10/23/2019
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