Lecturer (Non-Tenure-Track) Human Development and Family Studies

The University of Vermont, College of Education and Social Services
Posting Date
The University of Vermont

The College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position in the area of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), beginning in Fall, 2020.

Candidates will be well positioned to contribute primarily to teaching in HDFS. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in service and outreach activities in the college and at the university level, and may also have opportunities to teach in graduate programs in Counseling and Interdisciplinary Studies.

The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that may include:

  • Teaching in the Human Development and Family Studies curriculum;

  • Engaging in advising and service to the Department, as assigned;

  • Engaging in outreach and service activities in the college, university and community, as assigned; and

  • Teaching in other DLDS programs (e.g., Counseling and Interdisciplinary Studies), as appropriate.

  • Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences or a related field; doctoral degree strongly preferred;

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations; and

  • Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills.

Organization Summary

The University:
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College:
The Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The College’s mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, human services and social work; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

The Department:
The Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences offers an array of provocative courses of study leading to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, each designed to provide a transformative experience and to prepare graduates committed to transfiguring our schools and society. At the undergraduate level, we offer a program in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as a sequence of course work and a minor in American Sign Language and Deaf Cultures. Our four master’s degree programs include Counseling (School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs), Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, and Interdisciplinary Studies. At the doctoral level, our program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers two tracks that lead to the EdD and PhD degrees.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information

University of Vermont
HDFS, Mann Hall 201, 208 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405-0305
United States

How to Apply

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
For more detailed information about us, visit our web pages at the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences https://www.uvm.edu/cess/dlds/hdfs; the College of Education and Social Services’ website, www.uvm.edu/cess; and the University of Vermont’s website, www.uvm.edu.

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Openness, Justice and Responsibility. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

Anticipated starting date is August 24, 2020. Please apply online at www.uvmjobs.com/postings/38295. Include 1) a cover letter with a brief description of your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae 3) a separate statement on how you will contribute to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence at the University of Vermont; 4) a teaching philosophy statement; and 5) the names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted for letters of support before a candidate is advanced in the search process. For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jacqueline Weinstock by email at [email protected], or by phone at 802-656-2058.

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.