Academic Professional Track (APT) Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator

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Academic Professional Track (APT) Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro 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:

HDFS, one of nine departments within the School of Health and Human Sciences, is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary study, diversity, and internationalization. The department has 24 full-time faculty, over 700 undergraduate majors, and approximately 100 graduate students in MEd, MS, and PhD programs. Students of color make up over 50% of the student population in HDFS. The department is committed to a faculty that is representative of the diverse community and student population it serves. Approximately half of the undergraduate majors are enrolled in the Child, Youth, and Family Development concentration which has a required internship placement capstone experience.

Position Summary:

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) seeks to hire a 12-month Academic Professional Track (APT) Internship Coordinator in HDFS who will serve as the coordinator for the undergraduate internship program. We are seeking a colleague whose interests focus on supporting students in their professional development, collaborating with community agencies, and supervising interns in professional placements. The successful candidate should have experience working with students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds across diverse settings. The position has a start date of August 1, 2021.

Collaboratively oversee the internship program with responsibilities of this position including:

1. Teaching HDFS courses, including a professional development course focused on preparing students for successful transition to internship placements and post-graduation careers;

2. Assisting pre-interns in preparing for their internship search, approving appropriate placement sites, and securing placements with site supervisors;

3. Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships and clear communications with site supervisors and campus partners;

4. Supervising student interns enrolled in required internship course;

5. Maintaining a database and documentation of all completed internships within the department;

6. Developing and revising internship policies and procedures;

7. Supporting the department through university and professional service; and

8. Advising undergraduate HDFS majors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Science, Master of Education, or Master of Arts degree. (requirements completed by August 1, 2021) in Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in career/professional development which may include teaching, advising, consulting, mentoring, or training.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring university students representing diverse racial, socioeconomic, ability, generational, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience with internship placement and supervision.
  • Doctoral degree in Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or a closely related field.
  • Experience building relationships with community partners and professionals.
  • Experience with online teaching (synchronous and asynchronous), course development, and delivery.

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a 12-month full-time Academic Professional Track Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator in HDFS with a start date of August 1, 2021. APT positions are fixed‐term, renewable faculty positions that support the applied aspects of academic programs in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and allow for promotion to the ranks of APT Associate Professor and APT Professor. Salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please see for information on benefits. UNC Greensboro is an EOE/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through faculty diversity. The university actively encourages applications from and/or nominations of persons of color, persons with Latinx backgrounds, and persons with disabilities.

Review of applications will begin May 28, 2021, and will remain open until filled. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter of interest describing qualifications and fit with each of the position’s minimum qualifications, as well as two or more of the preferred qualifications for the position. In addition, applicants must submit the following application materials: a curriculum vitae or resume; a statement regarding their philosophy of teaching and commitment to mentoring and/or teaching students with respect to professional development; a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; and the names and contact information of three references. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Anne Fletcher, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] For assistance with uploading application materials, contact Melissa Barnes by phone (336-334-5896) or email ([email protected]).

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when a candidate is being considered for interview.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Human Devlp and Family Studies - 12403

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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - f, Hand Movement-Grasping - f, Holding - f, Finger Dexterity - c, Reading - c, Writing - c, Eye-hand coordination - f, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - o, Vision-Visual inspection - f, Hearing - c, Talking - c, Standing - f, Sitting - f, Walking - f, Climbing-Stairs - o, Bending - o, Squatting - o, Reaching - o

Work Environment:

Inside - c, Outside - o




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 7/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time