Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences (Family and Consumer Sciences)

Bridgewater College
Posting Date

The Department of Health and Human Sciences at Bridgewater College invites applications from outstanding teacher-scholars with expertise in Family and Consumer Sciences (human development and family sciences) for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Health and Human Sciences position starting August 2020.

The successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic health and human sciences faculty and Family and Consumer Sciences program at a liberal arts college that values quality teaching, advising and mentoring students, and an active scholarly agenda. The Department of Health and Human Sciences seeks a vibrant and collaborative professional who can teach family life education, human development and other family science content in a variety of courses. Additional responsibilities will include advising, and mentoring students; participating in departmental and committee tasks; and maintaining personal scholarship.


A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in human development, family science, or closely related discipline. Expected degree conferral prior to the anticipated start date is acceptable. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate successful higher education teaching experience in human development, family science, and the ability to relate their professional experience and knowledge to the needs and interests of students in a small college environment.

Organization Summary

Mission: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of almost 1900 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, and so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia and has an educational philosophy of developing the whole person and equipping students to become leaders with a strong sense of personal accountability and civic responsibility. The College offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification and several graduate programs. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams and an equestrian team that competes in the IHSA.

The beautiful and vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater in the midst of the Shenandoah Valley. It is conveniently situated to provide easy access to both Washington D.C. and Richmond, each only two hours away. The area is a desirable locale for people who enjoy sports and outdoor activities. An excellent school system, a healthy business environment, a low crime rate, and the natural beauty of the region draw many graduates back to the area. The College enjoys tremendous support from the local community.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

Bridgewater College
402 E. College Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812
United States

How to Apply

Please complete the online application at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, all college transcripts, and three signed letters of reference (sent directly by your references to [email protected]).

For More Information: Contact Dr. Robert Hammill, [email protected]

Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider, committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

Application Deadline
Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit application materials by November 15, 2019.