Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development - Fort Valley State University

Job Number:  806
Location: Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology
Department:  Office of Academic Affairs

The Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development is a full-time, ten month, tenure-track position in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology.

Responsibilities: 

  • Teach professional undergraduate level courses
  • Advise undergraduate students in the major
  • Coordinate and supervise student field experiences
  • Coordinate on-going curriculum development activities to include web-based courses to accommodate traditional and nontraditional students
  • Develop, and maintain positive community relations with relevant child and family agencies; child and family development centers and other community outreach organizations
  • Develop personal and undergraduate research, particularly as it relates to child development and family relations
  • Serve on College, Departmental, and University committees
  • Seek external funds to support program activities and student scholarships
  • Provide oversight and supervision of the Child Development Lab
  • Participate in the continuous assessment, of student learning outcomes
  • Provide service to the university and professional organizations
  • Assist students in acquiring Internships
  • Actively participate in recruitment of students
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

Minimum:

  • PhD in early/child development and/or family studies
  • Teaching experience (two years) in child development, family studies, and/or early development education
  • Experience in online teaching instruction
  • Experience in early learning care & supervising a child development lab and writing accreditation/self-study reports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills

Preferred:

  • Five years teaching experience in child development, family studies, and/or early development
  • Demonstrated success in research and scholarly activities
  • Experience working for a Land Grant University

Interested persons should submit an FVSU employment application, cover letter, resume, official transcript(s), three (3) professional reference letters and a background investigation consent form to:
Office of Human Resources
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313