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Faculty, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor Family Science
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Dec. 8, 2020
Title Faculty, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor Family Science
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Behavioral Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor Family Science

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Behavioral Science Department, within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah Valley University, has an outstanding tenure-track opportunity for a teaching-focused individual with expertise in human development and/or family science to become an essential part of our growing faculty in the Fall of 2021. The Family Science faculty is composed of energetic, collaborative academics who actively mentor our 650 undergraduate majors in the context of their scholarly activities. The Family Science Program also supports the UVU Stronger Families Project and Marriage and Family Therapy master's degree.

The Utah Valley University Department of Behavioral Science invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor - Family Studies (tenure-track). The successful candidate teaches an average of 12 credit hours each semester. Develops an active research agenda, involving students resulting in presentation and publication. Serves on committees and other opportunities for the program, department, college, university, and the greater community.

Workload expectations will be comprised of teaching (80%), research (10%), and institutional service (10%). Position requires an assigned teaching load of 24 credit hours during the academic year (approximately 12 credit hours each semester - typically a 4/4 load). This is a 9-month appointment with potential options for summer teaching for additional compensation.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in Family Science and/or Human Development or equivalent degree in a closely related field by the position start date from an accredited institution.
Ability to teach two or more of the following course topics: Lifespan/Human Development, Family Policy, Family Dynamics and Systems, Ethics for Family Interventions, or other related Family Science courses.
Proficiency to teach hybrid or online courses.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge required to design, prepare, and deliver course content using meaningful and engaging methods with measurable course objectives.
Excellence in teaching as demonstrated through effective instructional strategies and techniques in the classroom.
Ability to maintain scholastic currency, preferably evidenced by publications, presentations, and the promise of future scholarly productivity.
Effective interpersonal, problem-solving and decision-making skills, with a willingness to serve on committees.
Ability to articulate an inclusive diverse/multicultural perspective required.
Evidence of a commitment to service to the University, including departmental meetings and committee work. Service responsibilities may include support of the UVU Stronger Families Project and/or Marriage and Family Therapy masters degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include: an established history of excellence in teaching, experience with hybrid or online course delivery, conducting research with undergraduate students, participating the scholarship of teaching and learning, and working collaboratively with other faculty both within and across departments. Candidates who do not have these qualifications should demonstrate their potential for obtaining some of these qualifications within their first few years as a pre-tenured faculty member. Candidates who are Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE) or licensed as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) or equivalent who are willing and able to support the marriage and family therapy masters degree.

Physical Requirements:

May be required to teach online, blended, distance education, off-campus or evening courses.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC16620

Open Date: 12/07/2020

Review Start Date: 01/31/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please provide the three names and contact information of a professional reference.
Priority consideration will be given to those applicants that apply on or before the screening date. The position is subject to close at any time.

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Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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