Assistant/Associate Professor of Child and Family Development for the College of Agriculture, F...

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  • 23-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Contract
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    FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (FVSU), a state and land-grant institution of the University System of Georgia, invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Child and Family Development for the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology Department of Family and Consumer Science.

    Fort Valley State University, the only 1890 land-grant university in Georgia, is a comprehensive institution that provides an education to over 2,800 students including graduate students. The university is located in the town of Fort Valley in Peach County, the original site of the state's peach industry. Its 1,365-acre (5.52 km2) campus is Georgia's second-largest public university in area.


    The Assistant/Associate Professor will teach undergraduate level courses related to Family and Consumer Sciences as needed by the Department. The Assistant/Associate Professor will also develop collaborations with faculty in the Department, College, and University as well as assist with departmental activities and initiatives.


      Teach undergraduate level courses; Advise undergraduate students in the major; Coordinate and supervise student field experiences;Assist with curriculum development activities to include web-based courses to accommodate traditional and nontraditional students; Participate in continuous assessment of program-level and student learning outcomes; Develop personal and undergraduate research; Seek external funds to support program activities and student scholarships; Develop and maintain positive community relations with relevant child and family agencies, child and family development centers and other community outreach organizations;Participate with student recruitment;Provide service to the University and professional organizations; and Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


      Ph.D. in family studies and/or child/human development or a related field.Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Excellent analytical, oral/written communication skills, and teamwork. Knowledge of Family and Consumer Sciences related concepts and principles, with an emphasis on food and nutrition. Good leadership ability. Good organizational skills.Good interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work as part of a team. Ability to successfully pass a background check.

      At least 2 years of teaching experience in child development, family studies, and/or early development education. Experience in early learning care.Demonstrated success in research and scholarly activities.

    Application Process:

    This position is opened until filled. The finalists will be required to submit to background investigation consistent with the policy of the University System of Georgia. Additional information about FVSU is available at

    This position starts January 15, 2021. For full consideration, all required documents must be submitted. The reviewing and interviewing of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    The application packet must include the following:

    A letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position;Current curriculum vitae;At least five references with full contact information including emails. (References will not be contacted without consent from applicants);Additional information will be requested upon receipt of application.If you have questions regarding this position, please contact FVSU's Office of Human Resources at [email protected] or (478)825-6301.

    Fort Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital or veteran status.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 9/25/2020
    Application Due: 6/22/2021
    Work Type: Full Time