Lecturer of Child Development and Family Studies

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Lecturer of Child Development and Family Studies


DAL-Counseling & Human Services-518100


School of Human Services

Full Time/Part Time:


Department Summary:

The selected candidate is be expected to provide leadership and vision for our Child Development and Family Studies program.

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for a Lecturer of Child Development to commence in Fall 2022. The selected candidate is be expected to provide leadership and vision for our Child Development and Family Studies program.
The incumbent in this Lecturer position will be responsible for teaching four courses per semester, supporting advisement of majors, and engaging in School of Human Services activities. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in curricular improvements and service and community engagement including, but not limited to the development, community development, service-learning, recruiting, program assessment, student advisement, and committee leadership.

●Teaching undergraduate level courses to students with diverse backgrounds
●Fully participate in internal and external service such as community engagement, ongoing curriculum improvement, student recruiting, student advisement and mentoring, program assessment, program development and leadership, and committee responsibilities
●Engage in continual learning to stay current with research, best practices in teaching, and technological applications in the classroom, including online teaching
●May be assigned to supervise field experiences for graduating candidates
●Possess the ability to collaborate with colleagues to engage in teaching and service as related to the field of Child Development and Family Studies
●Develop and maintain collaborative and professional partnerships/relationships with local early learning and community home-based facilities providing service at the university, local, state and national levels
●Doctorate degree in Child Development, Family Studies or closely related discipline
●Evidence of presentations as a scholar.
●Demonstrated experience teaching courses in Child Development and/or Family Studies for an accredited higher education institution.

●Availability to teach face-to-face, hybrid, or online courses.
●Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
●Demonstrated extensive knowledge of theories and practice of Child Development and Family Studies education
●Experience using technology in teaching
●Earned doctorate in child development, early childhood development, human development, family studies, or closely related discipline
●Competence in subject matter as evidenced by relevant coursework
●Evidence of teaching effectiveness
●Affiliation with relevant professional organizations
●Updated CPR certificate
●Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills
●Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.
●Evidence of scholarly activities

Preferred Qualifications:

●Demonstrated experience-teaching courses in Child Development or Family Studies for accredited higher education institutions.
●Demonstrated experience with interdisciplinary work across divisions and departments.
●Demonstrated intercultural communication skills with multicultural populations
●Academic experience working on a campus with culturally diverse students, staff, and faculty.
●Record of community engagement with parents and community groups
●Knowledgeable of Texas Rising Star (TRS), National Accreditation Commission (NAC), and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards.
●Certified Family Life Educator Credential (CFLE)
●Demonstrated record of recent leadership in program development, advising, and other activities in academia or other settings.

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit the following for consideration:
1. Current CV
2.A letter of application that outlines your interest, qualifications, and experience for the position
3.Contact information for three professional references
4.Unofficial graduate transcripts showing an earned doctorate in Child Development, Family Studies, or closely related discipline.

For additional information contact at 972-338-1345 or [email protected] Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 9/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time