Lecturer, Human Development and Family Studies

College of Education and Social Services, University of Vermont (UVM)
Posting Date

The College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for a full-time, nine-month, lecturer position (non-tenure-track) in the area of Human Development and Family Studies. Preferred starting date is August 20, 2018.

Responsibilities of the Position:
The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:

  • Teaching and advising in the broad areas of Human Development and Family Studies.
  • Teaching one or more of these introductory courses: Life Span Development, Human Relationships & Sexuality, and The Family Context of Development, as well as courses at the intermediate and advanced levels, depending on expertise and interest.
  • Participating in development of the curriculum and the administrative work of the program.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Development, Family Science or an allied field is required.
  • Substantial additional graduate study in Human Development and Family Studies or one of its foundation disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Substantial record of successful college teaching experience that includes Human Development and Family Studies courses.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A doctorate in HDFS is strongly preferred.
  • Recent successful college teaching experience, including large courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, and to interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Potential to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching and/or service.

The University of Vermont and the College of Education and Social Services are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Organization Summary

The Program
The Human Development and Family Studies [HDFS] program serves students across the university as an academic major and minor, and provides university-wide introductory service courses. The HDFS program examines the ways people grow and develop across the life span, form relationships and families, and learn to cope with the common and uncommon events of life. The program integrates developmental and ecological systems perspectives, with application to potential careers for students. Students learn basic and applied concepts of human development and family science and acquire skills in working with individuals and families of different ages and backgrounds in a variety of community settings. Internships are required of all students. The Lecturer will join a full-time faculty of 4 serving 90 majors and 45 minors.

The Department
In addition to the program in Human Development and Family Studies, the Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences offers graduate programs in Counseling, Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Leadership & Policy Studies.

The College
The Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences is one of three departments within the College of Education and Social Services. The College’s mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in social work, education, and human services; 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 University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont [UVM] 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 Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with education and experience.

Mann Hall 208
208 Colchester Ave.
Burlington, VT 05405
United States

How to Apply

Please apply online at www.uvmjobs.com. Include:

  • a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for this position;
  • a statement of potential contributions to diversity at the University of Vermont;
  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and interests; and
  • the names and email addresses of three references who can be contacted prior to on-campus interviews.
Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin January 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.