Visiting Instructor - College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Human Ecology

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Instructor
Search #12132
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Human Ecology

The Child and Family Development program at Georgia Southern University invites applications and nominations for the position of visiting instructor of Child and Family Development for the 2021-22 academic year. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

At Georgia Southern, visiting instructors normally teach a maximum of fifteen credit hours per semester (5 courses per semester), hold regular in person office hours, and participate in departmental meetings and activities. Collegiality is essential. All visiting positions are non-tenure track, academic-year (10 month) appointments. Appointments are for one year only, with the possibility of reappointment to a second year, based upon funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications
  • Earned master's or doctoral degree in Child and Family Development (or a closely related field) with at least 18 graduate semester hours in courses related to child development and/or family science by August 1, 2021.
  • Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities for the School and the mission of the University
  • Commitment to work in a diverse academic and professional community
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • A minimum of one year of college/university teaching experience

    Screening of applications begins July 26, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The position starts on August 1, 2021. Please ask interested candidates to send a complete application, consisting of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, including a verifiable statement regarding authorization to work, unassisted, in the US; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references.

    Contact person: Dr. Alice H. Hall
    Georgia Southern University
    Electronic mail:
    Telephone: 912-478-0397

    Georgia is an open records state. Georgia Southern is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.