Assistant Professor, Family and Human Services



Position Title: Assistant Professor, Family and Human Services (Updated 2/2/24)

Department: Family and Human Services

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted until interviews are scheduled or the position is filled

Position Summary: Washburn University's Family and Human Services Department invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024. This position is a 9-month full-time tenure-track appointment. For information on Washburn University’s standards on tenure and promotion, please visit the University Policy on Faculty Tenure.

The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence at Washburn University, including a dedication to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,500 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

Essential Functions:
• Teach 12 credit hours per semester or a full workload as defined by the faculty handbook.
• Teach undergraduate and graduate Family and Human Services courses in assigned modalities (e.g., online, hybrid, face-to-face, Zoom, etc.).
• Advise students, maintain office hours in accordance with policy, attend meetings, and engage in service activities in the Department, the School of Applied Studies, the University, the profession, and the community.
• Fulfill expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment for scholarship.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. (or ABD, with the degree granted by June 15, 2024) in Family and Human Services or a related field (e.g., Human Development, Family Studies, Psychology, Couple and Family Therapy, Social Work).
• Specialization in human development or gerontology, as shown by college-level teaching, research, or training.
• Post-secondary teaching experience in academic or professional settings.
• Demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.

Official transcripts due at time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience teaching research methods or mentoring student research projects.
• Experience with learning management systems (e.g., D2L, Blackboard, Canvas) for online education.
• Certificate in Family Life Education (CFLE) with the National Council on Family Relations.
• Master's or higher license issued by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board or with demonstrated reciprocity in Kansas (e.g., LMAC, LCAC, LMSW, LMFT, LPC, LMLP).

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please upload the required items listed below to the application form. Utilize the additional document(s) area if needed.
• Cover letter
• CV
• Copies of Transcripts
• One paragraph diversity statement
• Proof of preferred certification and/or license
• Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Stacy Conner, stacy.conner@washburn.edu.

Full time Exempt
Background Check Required

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