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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR – HSCS (Family and Consumer Sciences/Child and Family Development)

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
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Four-Year Institution
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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR – HSCS (Family and Consumer Sciences/Child and Family Development)

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

The adjunct instructor for Human Services and Consumer Sciences (HSCS) reports to the HSCS Department Chair, the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences Associate Dean and Dean, and is responsible for supporting and advancing the mission and goals of the university and the college/school in all academic, scholarly and student support activities. The adjunct instructor typically teaches 3-6 semester credit hours of assigned courses in Child and Family Development or Family and Consumer Sciences Concentrations, develops curriculum and course content, advises students on course requirements and participates in college/school activities for the advancement of organizational goals and student success.

Essential Duties Summary:

  • Supports and advances the mission and goals of the university and the college/school in all academic and scholarly activities.
  • May develop curriculum and course content. May also select text books for inclusion in curriculum content.
  • Teaches courses in various mediums (traditional, on-line, blended) as assigned to college level students. May cover other classes for instructors who are absent.
  • Establishes and holds office hours for students to receive counseling and advice on class requirements.
  • Participates in college/school activities requiring faculty presence.
  • May serve on college/school/ and university committees as required.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.

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Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience


Requires at least 18 graduate-level hours in Human Services and Consumer Sciences, Human Sciences, Human Ecology or related field. A Master’s degree or higher degree in Human Services and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Development, Family Development or related fields from an accredited college or university is preferred.

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.
  • Online platforms utilized to support teaching of specialized content.
Skill in:
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Command of technical and functional procedures, processes and subject matter in a job family or professional discipline to handle most situations and lead and/or review the work of others in multiple job classifications performing diverse responsibilities.
  • Strong time management.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Prepare detailed reports
  • Submit attendance and grade reports by stated deadlines.
  • Make sound independent decisions within the context of the departmental, community, and university environments.
  • Work independently.

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Working/Environmental Conditions:

Prolonged standing and/or walking.Handling light weight objects.Using or carrying equipment.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

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