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Lecturer - Human Development & Family Studies

Job Description:

The Department of Human Ecology at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for a lecturer in Human Development & Family Studies beginning Fall 2023. Expectations include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in human development, family studies, and marriage and family relationships.

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is an approved program for the Certified Family Life Educator credential through the National Council on Family Relations. The HDFS program prepares students to work in the human services field. Courses are applied in nature to help with career readiness or to pursue graduate studies. HDFS is housed in the Department of Human Ecology. The HDFS program enrolls approximately 110 students with a total of 625 students and 22 full-time faculty in the department. In addition to Human Development & Family Studies, the department offers programs in Nutrition & Dietetics, Fashion & Textiles, and Food Service & Restaurant Administration. Our mission is to prepare competent professionals capable of developing solutions to the numerous complex issues affecting the well-being of individuals, families, consumers and communities. To learn more about the College and the Department, please visit / and .

Duties include but are not limited to: teaching introductory courses in marriage and family relationships and adult development as well as upper-level courses in helping skills, professional practice and courses related to the candidate's area of expertise.

Base Salary: $44,700. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at .


Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Social Work, Psychology or other closely related field; experience teaching undergraduate courses in a face-to-face format; expertise in one of the following areas: addictions, gerontology, or early childhood; and ability to teach a variety of courses in human development and family studies, including family resource management.

Preferred: PhD or comparable degree; more than two years of college teaching; applied experience in human services agencies, clinical settings, elder care, or early childhood; and experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or service with diverse and/or multicultural populations.

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College's rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it's the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: . Please upload 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) copies of transcripts. Contact information for three references must be provided; instructions for submitting letters of reference will be sent directly to the referees.

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Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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