Position: Assistant Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences and Program Coordinator of Family and Consumer Sciences

Category: Faculty

Location/Department: Meredith College, Department of Human Environmental Sciences

Description: Full-time tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2019.  Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Family and Consumer Sciences Program and Licensure Program.

Faculty Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include on-campus undergraduate courses in the Family Consumer Sciences major and licensure program. Ability to teach additional coursework in either Fashion Design (preferred) or Child development.
Other responsibilities included active involvement within the college, school and department; student advising and mentoring, college-wide service and engagement in scholarship and professional activity required. 

Program Coordinator responsibilities include: Program Coordinator of Family and Consumer Sciences and the FCS Licensure Program. 
Responsibilities include:

  1. Successfully leading and administering the Family and Consumer Sciences Program, including curriculum development.
  2. Leading assessment efforts for the FCS program and education accreditation.
  3. Curriculum review.
  4. Collaboration with professionals in the field, community and Department of Education.
  5. Oversight over all aspects of the Family and Consumer Sciences program in consultation with the Head of the Department of Human Environmental Sciences. 

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a doctorate in Family & Consumer Sciences or related area with at least one degree from a family and consumer sciences unit.  Completed doctorate is preferred, but ABD will be considered. Teaching license in Family and Consumer Sciences is required and successful teaching experience in the public school preferred as well as higher education experience.  This position will require professional collaboration skills to maintain and extend program visibility.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications: Review of applications and nominations will begin on October 24, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, submit your letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and professional goals, copies of all transcripts, teaching license documentation, and a list of professional references. 

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Inquiries on the position may be directed to Dr. Ali Howell, Search Committee Chair, at 919-760-2897 or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Program and College: The Family and Consumer Sciences is one of four program areas offering a major in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences.  Meredith College is a private, independent, comprehensive college for women with coeducational graduate programs and an equal opportunity employer operated in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The College is committed to diversity and encourages applications and nominations of all qualified individuals.