University of Georgia, Department of Human Development and Family Science
Location: Athens, Georgia
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
College / University
Internal Number: 346076
The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking applications for a Lecturer in Human Development and Family Science, focused primarily on instruction in the undergraduate program in multiple substantive areas in the department but with opportunities to teach in the graduate program. Responsibilities will also include advising undergraduate students; participating in department, college and university governance; and service with professional organizations. The position is a nine-month, non-tenure track, academic year appointment, renewable annually. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2024, and the workload for this position is 95% teaching and 5% service.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 1, 2024. The position is open until filled. The application packet must include a cover letter of interest that addresses how credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position; a teaching philosophy statement; current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references (including email address). References will be contacted at the appropriate time during the search process and asked to write confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses the candidate’s teaching record.
Confidential requests for information should be directed to Dr. Seponski, Search Committee Chair, Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, email@example.com.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment in Human Development and Family Science or in a related area (e.g., social work, psychology, education, public health, sociology). The successful candidate will demonstrate clear potential for delivering quality instruction in the HDFS discipline and demonstrate an understanding of how to promote the success of all students through active learning techniques. Evidence of empirically-supported teaching practices and the ability to teach research methods and statistics, including R at the graduate level, is preferred but not required.
About University of Georgia, Department of Human Development and Family Science
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
The Department of Human Development and Family Science provides leadership in the field via cutting edge research, pedagogy, and service. We are an interdisciplinary department focusing on individual, relationship, and family development within d...iverse ecological contexts. The department includes a Child Life Master’s Program, Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral Program, Quantitative Methods in Family Science Certificate, and several dual degree opportunities (Double Dawgs). Faculty research interests and course offerings include infancy and childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, adult development and aging, parenting and caregiving, interpersonal relationships, health and biobehavioral processes, diversity and culture, and contexts of human development. We have a vibrant program with over 481 undergraduate majors, 48 graduate students, and 20 faculty operating in a collegial and supportive environment. We have a strong dedication to teaching and creating a sense of belonging for our faculty, staff, and students. Our dedication to student growth and continued excellence is reflected in numerous faculty teaching awards and is fostered by support at the department (e.g. mentorship), college (e.g. fellowships and trainings), and university (e.g. Center for Teaching and Learning, teaching and learning communities) levels. We have numerous study away opportunities, both abroad and domestic. Additional information about the department may be found at: https://www.fcs.uga.edu/hdfs.