Assistant Professor of Practice – Family & Consumer Science

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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The Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies (CYAF) is seeking to hire an assistant professor of practice in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. The position is non-tenure track with full faculty status, benefits, and opportunities for promotion.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education program prepares candidates in a broad field occupational endorsement for grades 6-12. Coursework includes teaching pedagogy requirements, as well as specific strategies and content related to Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum and career pathways. Further information about the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program and the CYAF department can be found at

We seek a candidate who has the ability and willingness to teach, advise, and supervise students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Human Development and Family Science. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for all operational aspects of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program including curriculum and program enhancement, collaboration with other two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Nebraska, and participation in professional activities supporting the department and students enrolled in the program. The successful candidate will also effectively engage with state, regional, local, and university community stakeholders to recruit, support, and retain Family and Consumer Sciences educators.

Recognizing that diversity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies is committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of diversity. Consistent with the University’s N2025 Strategic Plan, every person and every interaction are treated as important to our collective well-being and our ability to deliver on our mission. Our department supports the university’s Commitment to Action including:

• Advancing diversity and inclusion across the institution.
• Positioning excellence and learning through diversity.
• Promoting community, sense of belonging, and mattering.
• Building and sustaining anti-bias infrastructure and accountability.
• Acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities that are structurally disadvantaged or racially minoritized.

We seek candidates who are particularly excited about and committed to contributing to these efforts. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates who can demonstrate their experience with shaping a workplace culture based on respect for differences and/or experiences with promoting equity and positive cross-cultural relationships.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with an anticipated apportionment of 95% teaching and 5% service.

The College of Education and Human Sciences respects people, ideas, voices, and perspectives. Diversity strengthens our ability to problem solve and build more equitable and inclusive solutions for complex challenges.

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See


Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or another human sciences discipline (e.g., Family Consumer Sciences Education, Human Development and Family Science, etc.) or a documented plan of completion by the appointment start date.
• Record of, or demonstrated potential for, university, college, or professional teaching.
• Demonstrated commitment to and application of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles in service and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated knowledge of the history and foundational philosophy of the field of Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
• Experience developing working relationships with community and organization leaders.
• Current teaching certification in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
• Experience teaching in middle and/or high school family and consumer sciences programs.
• Demonstrated ability to teach courses of various sizes using multiple modalities (e.g., in person, online, hybrid).

Organization Summary

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SCIENCES has the people, the programs and a proven track record that stretches across three centuries. We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals, families, schools and communities and strengthening the relationships among them. CEHS is working collectively to enhance outcomes in early childhood, health and wellness, and communities. Strong Communities - Strong Communities need strong schools and vibrant businesses. Strong Schools need strong leaders, high-quality teachers, and other professionals. Thriving Young Children - Every young child in Nebraska will be ready to thrive by age 5, and by age 8 will be on a great trajectory to achieve their maximum potential. Accessible Health & Wellness - Nebraskans will have access to critical health and wellness services that are well-integrated into their communities.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information

840 N 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States

How to Apply

How to Apply:
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. To view details of the position and make an application, go to, requisition F_230172. Click “Apply for this Job,” complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information Form and attach the following documents:

1. Letter of application with a brief narrative addressing the qualifications for the position.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Contact information for three professional references.
4. Teaching statement that includes a description of your teaching philosophy, relevant experience, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and topics of interest related to the scholarship of teaching and learning (2 single-spaced pages maximum).
5. A statement describing your experience working in diverse teams or groups and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters. (1 single-spaced page maximum).

Combine the statements (items 4 and 5) into a single document for upload as an Other document.

Those invited to campus for an interview will be required to submit unofficial transcripts of all graduate work. Instructions for doing so will be shared at that time.

For additional questions, please contact Search Committee Chair Soo-Young Hong, [email protected].

Application Deadline
December 1, 2023