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Human Environmental Sciences, Full-Time, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Assistant Professor (30402)

University of Central Oklahoma
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies, Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Sustainability
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Assistant Professor
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job DetailsLevel EntryJob Location Main Campus - Edmond, OKPosition Type FacultyEducation Level Graduate DegreeDescription

Position Overview:

The Human Environmental Sciences -Human Development and Family Science visiting professor provides a quality learning experience for students. The visiting professor serves as a teacher and facilitator of learning, and will perform instructor-related responsibilities in a timely manner. The visiting professor is expected to deliver an educational experience to students consistent with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. Teaching and departmental/school service is expected, as well as specific service to the to the college and department’s support of online delivery. This is a one-semester Visiting Assistant Professor position.

The Human Environmental Sciences Department is seeking a quality educator to serve our students in some combination of online and face-to-face classes. Faculty’s primary responsibilities for teaching will be connected to those courses needed for the Marriage and Family Therapy degree path, and other courses as needed. Courses taught may include Family Theories, Lifespan Development, Families in Crisis, Marriage and Intimate Relationships, and Ethics in Family Studies. Teaches a course load of 12 credit hours for the semester, advises and mentors Marriage and Family Therapy students, evaluates student performance and maintains department records in accordance with university policies. The candidate must hold an active Marriage and Family Therapy license in the state of Oklahoma. The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma state licensure policies and procedures and maintains strong ties to the Marriage and Family profession and community. Also, the successful candidate will adhere to the educational philosophy of the university, and work in a collaborative matter with colleagues, members of professional organizations, and community leaders in the Marriage and Family Therapy field. Excellence in teaching and demonstrated and/or potentially for scholarly activity is requested.

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.

This position is for Spring 2022 term only.


Experience Required:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to Visiting Instructor. Experience with D2L and other online learning platforms. Possess excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.

Experience Preferred:

Teaching in face-to-face and online experience preferred. Experienced with the Oklahoma licensure process in Marriage and Family Therapy.


Training and research in the area of Marriage and Family Therapy, Family Relations, Human Growth and Development.

Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stopping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe an assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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