Human Dev & Fam Sci, Full-Time, Temporary, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Assistant Professor/I...

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

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Travel Percentage: Negligible

Job Shift: Day

Job Category: OTRS Classified


Position Overview:

The Human Environmental Sciences Department-Human Development and Family Sciences Program seeks a full-time, visiting assistant professor or instructor to begin August 2023. This visiting position is for the 2023-2024 academic year only. The Human Environmental Sciences -Human Development and Family Sciences assistant professor or instructor provides a quality learning experience for students. The visiting assistant professor or instructor serves as a teacher and facilitator of learning and will perform job-related responsibilities in a timely manner. The assistant professor or instructor is expected to deliver an educational experience to students consistent with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. Teaching, research, and departmental/school service is expected, as well as specific service to the to the college and department’s support of online delivery.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) is a diverse unit offering 21 undergraduate and 29 graduate majors. CEPS is home to Oklahoma’s first teacher preparation academy and includes seven academic departments: Adult Education & Safety Sciences; Curriculum & Instruction; the Donna Nigh Department of Advanced Professional & Special Services; Educational Sciences, Foundations & Research; Human Environmental Sciences; Kinesiology & Health Studies; and Psychology.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The Human Environmental Sciences Department is seeking a quality visiting assistant professor or instructor to serve our students in some combination of online and face-to-face classes. The assistant professor’s or instructor’s primary responsibilities for teaching will be connected to those courses related to the Child Development and Family Relations degree paths, and other courses as needed. Courses taught may include Child & Family Theories, Lifespan Development, Marriage and Intimate Relationships, Research in Professional Studies, and Leadership, Communication, and Advocacy. Teaches a course load of 12 credit hours for the semester, advisement activity, evaluates student performance and maintains department records in accordance with university policies. Also, the successful candidate will adhere to the educational philosophy of the university, and work in a collaborative manner with colleagues, and maintains connections with members of professional organizations, and community leaders in the Child Development and Family Studies field. Excellence in teaching and demonstrated and/or potential for scholarly activity is requested.


An earned Doctorate degree, or well along the doctoral degree trajectory, awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field of Human Development & Family Science, Child Development, Marriage & Family Therapy or closely related field. Experience with D2L and other online learning platforms. Possess excellent communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.

NOTE: If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to instructor.

Experience/Education Required:

An earned Master’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field of Child/Infant Development or closely related field (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

Experience/Education Preferred:

Teaching in face-to-face and online experience preferred. Trained in D2L (Desire to Learn).


Training and research in the areas of Child Development, Family Relations, and Human Growth and Development.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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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