The School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at Kent State University invites applications for the position of Lecturer/Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) in the area of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS).
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
The mission of the HDFS program is to prepare students for careers that focus on helping diverse individuals and families to flourish in a global society. We do this by providing excellent teaching, research, and community outreach intended to strengthen families and promote optimal development from birth through late life. Our program focuses on physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development across the lifespan (from conception to late life), interpersonal and family relationships, cultural diversity, and the reciprocal influences of family, school, work and community contexts on human development. Students learn how to work with individuals and families to leverage their strengths and face their challenges and apply these skills to program development, delivery, and evaluation.
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
The successful candidate must have a commitment to quality teaching, student success and service to the HDFS program. It is anticipated that this position will begin Spring semester of 2020. The successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, including introductory level HDFS major requirements (e.g., Introduction to HDFS) and other lower and upper-division courses related to the applicant’s areas of expertise that align with the needs of the program.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
The successful candidate will possess a master’s or doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies or a related discipline, previous experience teaching at the undergraduate level, and previous experience and familiarity with HDFS programs.
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus occasionally.
Special Instructions Summary:
Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please complete an online application at http://jobs.kent.edu and attach a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, an official academic transcript, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Kathy Walker, Search Committee Chair, at email email@example.com. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Walker at (330) 672-7312.
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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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About Kent State University
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.