Assistant Lecturer

University of Wyoming - Family & Consumer Sciences
Posting Date


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Wyoming invites applications for an Assistant Lecturer in Family and Consumer Sciences with a Human Development and Family Science focus; a nine-month academic year, non-tenure track position with eligibility for a fixed-term with rolling contract appointment.


Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in areas such as child development, intimate relationships, family relationships, professionalism and communication in family and consumer sciences, and family decision making and resource management. In addition, the individual will be expected to advise/mentor undergraduate students and provide service to the department, college, university and discipline.



  • Earned Master's degree in human development and family sciences or closely related field at time of appointment
  • Established college-level teaching record as graduate student, instructor or above  


  • Experience teaching online
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as an instructor
  • Experience mentoring/advising undergraduate students
Organization Summary


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit



UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2237 or email [email protected].

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience

1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
United States

How to Apply

Apply here:


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application:

  • Letter of application/statement of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three professional references (name, title, address, phone, and email)

Start date: January 2021 or as negotiated.

Review of applications will begin September 7 and continue until position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence.

Contact information:
Alyssa McElwain, PhD
Search Committee Chair
[email protected] or 307-766-5248

Application Deadline
September 7, 2020