Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Family & Consumer Sciences

Western Michigan University
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• Teach the following undergraduate and graduate courses including but not limited to:
o FCS 5250: Adolescents in Development
o FCS 5350: Communication Skills
o FCS 6410: Advance in Youth and Community Development

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o FCS 6420: Building Capacity and Quality in Youth and Community Development
o FCS 5110: Kinship Care Family Members, Strengths and Challenges
o FCS 5120: Educational Systems and Kinship Care Families
o FCS 5140: Economic Realities and Kinship Care Families
o FCS 6570: Development Effective Programming for Kinship Care Family Members
• Maintain a scholarly line of inquiry leading to peer-reviewed publications and the presentation of scholarly work at professional conferences
• Pursue grant funding to support scholarly pursuits
• Collaborate with department faculty on curriculum, instruction, and assessment
• Provide service to the department, college, university, community and professional organizations, including retention activities within the program and departmental areas.


• Doctoral degree in family science, human development or a closely related area. ABD with completion by August 2023 will be considered.
• Clear potential for research productivity and grant writing specific to family studies, youth and community development, and/or kinship care families
• Demonstrated strong teaching record in family science
• Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) or eligible within on year of hire
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations and community-based programs

Organization Summary

In 1903, Western Michigan University was founded as a teacher training school on the west side of the state, becoming the fourth and last of Michigan’s normal schools. WMU has evolved into a renowned university, offering a full spectrum of comprehensive programs. The University delivers high-quality undergraduate instruction, has a strong graduate division, and fosters significant research activities. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 185 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

The University offers nearly 250 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level, with more than 20 percent of students enrolled in graduate work. WMU is home to the only fully accredited fine arts program in Michigan, one of only two aerospace engineering programs in the state, and the largest premiere blindness and low vision studies program of its kind in the world. The University offers more than 100 study-abroad programs in 40 countries.

The University enrolls approximately 14,397 undergraduate and 3,428 graduate students and employs approximately 775 faculty. This year, WMU has enrolled approximately 2,500 first-year students, the highest number since before the pandemic, reflecting a university-wide effort to increase enrollment. In addition, international student enrollment has increased by 11% this year. WMU has 250,000 living alumni worldwide.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
Commensurate with experience. Generous benefit package.

1903 W Michigan Ave
North Kohrman Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
United States

How to Apply

wmich.edu/hr/jobs (Pos. #F038P)

Application Deadline
January 9, 2023