Academic Professional Track (APT) Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator

University of North Carolina Greensboro
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Description:

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) seeks to hire a 12-month Academic Professional Track (APT) Internship Coordinator in HDFS who will serve as the coordinator for the undergraduate internship program. We are seeking a colleague whose interests focus on supporting students in their professional development, collaborating with community agencies, and supervising interns in professional placements. The successful candidate should have experience working with students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds across diverse settings. The position has a start date of August 1, 2021.

Collaboratively oversee the internship program with responsibilities of this position including:

  1. Teaching HDFS courses, including a professional development course focused on preparing students for successful transition to internship placements and post-graduation careers;
  2. Assisting pre-interns in preparing for their internship search, approving appropriate placement sites, and securing placements with site supervisors;
  3. Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships and clear communications with site supervisors and campus partners;
  4. Supervising student interns enrolled in required internship course;
  5. Maintaining a database and documentation of all completed internships within the department;
  6. Developing and revising internship policies and procedures;
  7. Supporting the department through university and professional service; and
  8. Advising undergraduate HDFS majors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Science, Master of Education, or Master of Arts degree. (requirements completed by August 1, 2021) in Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or a closely related field.

Demonstrated teaching experience in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in career/professional development which may include teaching, advising, consulting, mentoring, or training.

Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring university students representing diverse racial, socioeconomic, ability, generational, and cultural backgrounds.

Experience with internship placement and supervision.

Doctoral degree in Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or a closely related field.

Experience building relationships with community partners and professionals.

Experience with online teaching (synchronous and asynchronous), course development, and delivery.

Department Information:

HDFS, one of nine departments within the School of Health and Human Sciences, is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary study, diversity, and internationalization. The department has 24 full-time faculty, over 700 undergraduate majors, and approximately 100 graduate students in MEd, MS, and PhD programs. Students of color make up over 50% of the student population in HDFS. The department is committed to a faculty that is representative of the diverse community and student population it serves. Approximately half of undergraduate majors are enrolled in the Child, Youth, and Family Development concentration which has a required internship placement capstone experience.

University Information:

UNC Greensboro is a doctoral research-intensive university and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), with approximately 20,0000 students. UNC Greensboro is committed to its status as a diverse academic community as evidenced through teaching, research, and service. UNC Greensboro has been ranked among the “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a High-Research Activity University with an added Community Engagement classification awarded for “deep engagement” at local, regional, national, and global levels. UNCG is also located in the heart of the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, a tri-city area which offers a wealth of opportunities to engage and work with diverse communities, cultures, and populations. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran (

Appointment Information:

This is a 12-month full-time Academic Professional Track Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator in HDFS with a start date of August 1, 2021. APT positions are fixed‐term, renewable faculty positions that support the applied aspects of academic programs in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and allow for promotion to the ranks of APT Associate Professor and APT Professor. Salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please see for information on benefits. UNC Greensboro is an EOE/AA/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through faculty diversity. The university actively encourages applications from and/or nominations of persons of color, persons with Latinx backgrounds, and persons with disabilities.

How to Apply:

Review of applications will begin May 28, 2021 and will remain open until filled. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter of interest describing qualifications and fit with each of the position minimum qualifications, as well as two or more of the preferred qualifications for the position. In addition, applicants must submit the following application materials: a curriculum vitae or resume; a statement regarding their philosophy of teaching and commitment to mentoring and/or teaching students with respect to professional development; a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; and the names and contact information of three references. All materials should be submitted via the website:

For questions about the position, please contact Dr.  Anne Fletcher, Search Committee Chair, For assistance with uploading application materials, contact Melissa Barnes by phone (336-334-5896) or email (