Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
22 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is one of eight academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Colorado State University is Colorado’s land grant institution and holds the Doctoral/Research University – Extensive classification from the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The department houses resident and online undergraduate programs leading to a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as a minor in gerontology interdisciplinary studies.

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor position within the department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Health and Human Sciences is a 12-month, full time, special appointment faculty position (non-tenure-track). Responsibilities include 95% effort in teaching and 5% effort in service. This instructor will teach 4-5 undergraduate courses/semester, including the summer; the majority of courses will be taught in an online format but must be available to teach on campus as needed.

Successful applicant will have a strong work ethic, experience in both online and face-to-face instruction, ability to teach course content in lifespan development and family studies with an emphasis on prevention and intervention sciences, and be dedicated to the mission of the Department. The position requires a full-time physical presence at CSU.

Required Job Qualifications

Must have a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies or related field, such as Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or Public Health by the start date; expertise in Lifespan Development, Family Studies with a focus on prevention and intervention sciences; evidence of excellent teaching ability in both online and face-to-face instruction; experience teaching online and on-campus in multicultural contexts and with diverse student groups; experience using technology to teach courses; and excellent communication skills.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Experience with course development for both online courses and face-to-face instruction, experience with supporting undergraduate student retention and success, and can speak and write in Spanish.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit the following materials directly to this posting: Cover letter addressing expertise in family studies and childhood development with a focus on intervention and prevention sciences, teaching ability using teaching technology and experience teaching in multicultural contexts and with diverse student groups, and addressing required and preferred job qualifications, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information for 4 references.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Teach 4-5 upper and/or lower division courses/ fall, spring, & summer semesters. Candidate should be able to teach courses including but not limited to: HDFS 101-Individual and Family Development; HDFS 320-Cognitive and Language Development (lifespan course); HDFS 334-Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle; HDFS 375-Lifespan Intervention and Prevention Science; HDFS 402-Couple and Family Studies; HDFS 434-Risk and Resilience Across the Lifespan; and courses in the area of Latino Family Studies.