Teaching Faculty in Human Development and Family Science (9 month)

Florida State University
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The successful candidate is expected to teach courses offered by the department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS). The primary responsibility is contributing to the achievement of the HDFS undergraduate teaching mission, with the possibility of being involved in graduate teaching. The candidate will deliver HDFS content, particularly in the domains of lifespan human development. The candidate will deliver instruction through both traditional classroom formats and on-line formats. The successful candidate will be committed to excellent instruction and is expected to develop and refine alternative instructional methods. The teaching expectation for 9-month specialized faculty positions is four courses in each of the fall and spring semesters. The candidate is also expected to provide service at the college and/or department level.


Applicants should have the following qualification: earned doctorate in Human Development and Family Science or related field, with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching.

Organization Summary

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Human Development and Family Science currently has 18 faculty, 442 undergraduate students, and 47 Masters/Ph.D. students. Our programs focus on child development, family processes, and relationship interventions. Specifically, our research, teaching, and service activities reflect our three program foci: Relational development and enhancement in children, young adults, couples, and families; distressed children and families and relational interventions; and the link between relationship (parenting, peer, romantic) processes and relational and mental health outcomes. In addition to our undergraduate program offered in both traditional and online formats, we offer a master’s program and two doctoral degree programs, one in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) and one in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). Additional information on the research interests of our faculty and more details about our HDFS programs may be found on the department website at https://healthandhumansciences.fsu.edu/human-development-family-science.

THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES, which began in 1905, is the flagship program in Health and Human Sciences in Florida. The college’s mission is to address global challenges and opportunities related to the physical, behavioral, and economic factors influencing the health and development of individuals, families, and communities. The College is comprised of two departments, the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology and the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Applicants are encouraged to explore the College of Health and Human Sciences web site at https://healthandhumansciences.fsu.edu/.

THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY is one of the nation's elite research universities. Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!
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Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

120 Convocation Way
Tallahasee, FL 32306
United States

How to Apply

The position, which has a competitive salary and benefits, is available August 2023. Apply online at https://jobs.fsu.edu to Job ID 54187 and upload (1) Letter of application outlining appropriate teaching experience, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) philosophy of teaching statement, and (4) names of three references.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen H. Greene, Ph.D., Email: [email protected].

Application Deadline
Open until filled