Assistant Professor of Family Science

Mississippi University for Women Department of Psychology and Family Science
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Mississippi University for Women

The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate in Family Science or related discipline by May 2022, have demonstrated success in working with diverse learners, and have experience with a variety of teaching methods and modalities.

This is a 9-month tenure track faculty appointment in the department of Psychology and Family Science to teach 12 credit hours per term, beginning in August 2022. Teaching responsibilities could include any of the 10 content areas for Certified Family Life Educator approved programs (e.g., families and public policy, intimate relationships; program planning and evaluation) and courses in quantitative research methods (e.g., research methods, applied statistics) at the undergraduate level. Our program has been approved to offer courses leading to the CFLE credential since 2004.

Consistent with the W’s Strategic Goals, The W is a teaching university with a mission to serve underrepresented communities, including women, nontraditional students, and students of all races, genders, identities, religious affiliations, and abilities. Co-educational since 1982, the University was initially founded in 1884 as the nation’s first public women’s college. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to welcoming and supporting a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. In addition to teaching, we value scholarly research, creative production, continued professional engagement, and service. The W is an AA/EEO employer.


Earned doctorate in Family Science or closely related discipline; if ABD, doctorate must be earned by May 2022. Dissertation defense date must be set by time of campus interview if finalist.

Evidence of effective college/university teaching required.

Experience with online teaching required.

Organization Summary

MUW, or the W, which was founded in 1884, was the first public university for women in the United States. The W has admitted men since 1982 and has been recognized as a Great College to Work for 9 years in a row. We are a regional comprehensive university with a strong teaching focus. Our family science program has been approved to offer courses leading to the CFLE credential since 2004.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

1100 College St.
Columbus, MS 39701
United States

How to Apply

Candidates can submit application materials through our campus jobs website,

Application Deadline
The position will remain open until filled.