Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor in Child & Family Studies, Dept of Human Sciences & Design

Baylor University
Posting Date

Responsibilities of the individual who holds this position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in subjects such as child development, child life, and family studies. These courses support the undergraduate degree in Child and Family Studies. Mentoring of students in professional development and supervision of field-based placements (e.g. the Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development) will be expected. This individual will engage in in curriculum assessment and development, scholarly activities related to the field, and engage in industry networking. University, community and professional service is expected.


Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for a clinical faculty position in Child and Family Studies. Candidates for the clinical position must have earned a Master’s degree or higher in Child Development, Child Life, Family Studies or a related field. The candidate must have strong teaching skills in child development and family studies, and demonstrated experience in a related industry (e.g. healthcare, human service, child development, non-profit). The candidate must exhibit a collaborative working style (strong communication and interpersonal skills) with faculty and students. The following are desirable qualifications for the job: Ph.D. in Child Development, Family Studies, or closely related field; evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education; certification in Family Life Education (CFLE); supervision of students in a field-based setting; background in collaborative research and/or programmatic evaluation; and leadership experience in a related industry. Most of these qualifications would be expected for rank at the Clinical Associate Professor level.

Organization Summary

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience

One Bear Place #97346
Waco, TX 76712
United States

How to Apply

Applicants must submit initial materials through Interfolio at, which include 1) formal letter of application (specifically address how you, the applicant, meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities); 2) full curriculum vitae; 3) copy of transcript of the terminal degree; 4) contact information for three references; and 5) HSD applicant form (found in Interfolio) addressing one’s philosophy and compatibility with Baylor’s Christian mission. A selected pool of candidates will then be asked to submit three letters of reference. All required materials must be submitted through Interfolio. If you have questions contact Dr. Nicole McAninch, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] or 254-710-4273.

Application Deadline
Open until filled