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Assistant Professor of Practice - Family & Consumer Sciences Education

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Education, Child Development & Family Studies
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Assistant Professor
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Working Title:

Assistant Professor of Practice - Family & Consumer Sciences Education


Child Youth & Family Studies UNL-1040

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Description of Work:

The Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYAF) is seeking to hire an assistant professor of practice in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The position is non-tenure track with full faculty status, benefits, and opportunities for promotion.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education program prepares candidates in a broad field occupational endorsement for grades 6-12. Coursework includes teaching pedagogy requirements, as well as specific strategies and content related to Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum and career pathways. Further information about the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program and the CYAF department can be found at

We seek a candidate who has the ability and willingness to teach, advise, and supervise students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Human Development and Family Science. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for all operational aspects of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program including curriculum and program enhancement, collaboration with other two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Nebraska, and participation in professional activities supporting the department and students enrolled in the program. The successful candidate will also effectively engage with state, regional, local, and university community stakeholders to recruit, support, and retain Family and Consumer Sciences educators.

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies is committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission. Our department supports the university’s Commitment to Action including:

  • Advancing diversity and inclusion across the institution.
  • Positioning excellence and learning through diversity.
  • Promoting community, sense of belonging, and mattering.
  • Building and sustaining anti-bias infrastructure and accountability.
  • Acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities who are structurally disadvantaged or racially minoritized.

We seek candidates who are particularly excited about and committed to contributing to these efforts. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience with shaping a workplace culture based on respect for differences and/or experiences with promoting equity and positive cross-cultural relationships.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with an anticipated apportionment of 95% teaching and 5% service.

The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or another human sciences discipline (e.g., Family Consumer Sciences Education, Human Development and Family Science, etc.) or a documented plan of completion by the appointment start date.
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, university, college, or professional teaching.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and application of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles in service and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history and foundational philosophy of the field of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
  • Experience developing working relationships with community and organization leaders.
  • Current teaching certification in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
  • Experience teaching in middle and/or high school family and consumer sciences programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses of various sizes using multiple modalities (e.g., in person, online, hybrid).

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job,” complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form and attach the following documents.

  1. Letter of application with brief narrative addressing qualifications for the position.
  2. Curriculum vita.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
  4. Teaching statement that includes a description of your teaching philosophy, relevant experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and topics of interest related to scholarship of teaching and learning (2 single-spaced pages maximum).
  5. A statement describing your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction. (1 single-spaced page maximum).
Combine the statements (items 4 and 5) into a single document and attach as the “Other document.”
Those invited to campus for an interview will be required to submit unofficial transcripts of all graduate work. Instructions for doing so will be shared at that time.
For additional questions please contact Search Committee Chair Soo-Young Hong at

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Soo-Young Hong
Search Committee Chair

Job Category (old):

Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

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Planned Hire Date:

August 2024

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Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

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In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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