The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties:
The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses with a primary focus on family studies, pursue a research agenda, participate in service at the university, college, department, and community levels and to contribute to the public affairs mission of the university. Teaching responsibilities may include but are not limited to undergraduate and graduate courses in family studies, such as: Relationships in today's families, Parenting, Family development, Family life education, and other courses in child and family development as the department requires. Teaching will include in person and online courses. An active research agenda in the candidate's area of interest within family studies and mentoring of graduate student research is expected. Supervision of student internships in community settings may be required. In addition, the Assistant Professor will provide service to the field and the profession.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. A doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies or a closely related field (ABD considered, with expected completion by start date). Evidence of accomplishments in research or scholarship (presentations, publications) in the area of family studies. Evidence of effective university level teaching. Evidence of experience engaging with families in community settings, such as community-based initiatives, partnerships or activities. Certification as a Family Life Educator (CFLE) or interest in obtaining this credential is beneficial.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
First date of consideration is November 19, 2018, and review of applications will continue until position is filled. For additional information contact: Dr. Joan Test, Chair of CFD Family Studies Search Committee Missouri State University (417) 836-8918 JoanTest@MissouriState.edu
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