Carson-Newman University invites applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences. The position is a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track to begin August 2017.

Candidates for the position must have an earned doctorate in Human Development/Child and Family Studies with at least one degree from a family and consumer sciences unit; demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in child development and family studies; prepare students to work with children and families and earn TN teacher licensure in early childhood education (pre K-3); provide consultation to the director of the Child Development Laboratory; commitment to teamwork, scholarship, and professional involvement including attainment of the Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) credential and the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential.

Candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor will be expected to teach 24 semester hours per year, advise students in the discipline, and lead curriculum development in Child and Family Studies/Early Childhood Education. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the university and department missions, be a collegial member of the institution at all levels, participate in professional and scholarly activities, and provide services to the department and to the community-at-large.

The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences is fully accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. It currently offers four majors including Consumer Services with emphases in Fashion Merchandising and Design and Interior Design, NCATE accredited programs leading to eligibility for teacher licensure in Child and Family Studies: Early Childhood Education and Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Foods and Nutrition with an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD).

The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Group life and health insurance as well as a 401K retirement plan are available on a participating basis.
Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, a statement of Christian faith, a statement of teaching philosophy, references, and current vitae. Please send the packet to:

Carson-Newman University is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President's Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service learning. The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website,

Carson-Newman employs faculty and staff who are actively supportive of its aim as an institution with a Christian commitment.


Human Resources, Attn: Faculty Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760

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