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Job ID: 177358

Lecturer - Child Life
Auburn University

Date Posted Jan. 25, 2022
Title Lecturer - Child Life
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Human Development and Family Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Human Development

Job Description Summary

POSITION AND AVAILABILITY: Nine month, non-tenure track and not eligible for tenure, full-time teaching faculty lecturer in Human Development and Family Science in the College of Human Sciences, beginning as soon as March 15, 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The lecturer will teach 3- 4 sections of Child Life courses each semester. The lecturer will serve as coordinator for the Child Life Program, including (1) teaching and mentoring Child Life students, (2) assisting with all reporting required by the national accrediting body, (3) assisting with the maintenance of all Child Life practica and internship placements, and (4) coordinate Child Life student recruitment and admission. The successful applicant would participate in the formation of department policies related to the Child Life curriculum but would not participate in decisions regarding promotion and tenure, graduate faculty membership, or policies unrelated to the curriculum except as they directly affect the lecturer’s role. The lecturer will be dedicated entirely to teaching and program coordination and will not be required to develop, pursue, or maintain an independent research agenda. This assignment will allow a high level of dedication to effective teaching. The lecturer will be reviewed annually by the department head. Based on the College and Department guidelines, the lecturer will be eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Human Development and Family Science includes nineteen (19) full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in Human Development and Family Science. Thirteen (13) nontenure-track faculty contribute to the Department’s teaching and outreach missions. Additional information on the Department can be found at

COLLEGE: The College of Human Sciences, established in 1916, provides programs that promote living well through a focus on human health and well-being. Students in the College of Human Sciences receive a world-class education through curriculums focused on igniting creativity to discover sustainable solutions for improving quality of life around the world. The curriculum for each program is interdisciplinary across the myriad of Human Sciences disciplines, and each seeks to challenge students with real-world experiences and hands-on learning. This preparation produces graduates that have a broad worldview, a diverse understanding of the world in which they live and work, and a commitment to building a better world. The College has approximately 1,600 students distributed among three departments: Consumer and Design Sciences; Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management; and Human Development and Family Science, and an Office of Global Education. For more information, please see

UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. Auburn’s mission, "is dedicated to improving the lives of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research and scholarship, and selfless service." As an R1 institution, Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus. Additional information on the University can be found at Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples

Minimum Qualifications
A master’s degree in Child Life or a related program, active certification as a Child Life Specialist by the national Child Life governing body, and Child Life teaching experience at the baccalaureate level or higher at the time employment begins. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English.

Desired Qualifications
Teaching experience with undergraduates is desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATION: Application must include a letter of application that addresses position qualifications and responsibilities along with a current vita, and the names and contact information of three references. Application materials should be submitted online via the following link: Review of applications will begin February 7, 2022 and continue until a candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. Questions about the position should be directed to Amanda Butler, Search Committee Chair,

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