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Teaching Faculty I (9-Month & 12-Month) in Human Development and Family Science

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 24, 2023

Teaching Faculty I (9-Month & 12-Month) in Human Development and Family Science

Department of Human Development and Family Science

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences


The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at Florida State University invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Faculty 9-Month position and a non-tenure track Teaching Faculty 12-Month position in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. The Department encourages applicants who have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level. The position requires potential candidates be able to teach a variety of courses addressing healthy relationships or health and well-being throughout the life span. Candidates are also expected to have positive demonstrated evidence of success in teaching face-to-face, online and in hybrid formats. Overall, the candidate should be able to foster cross-interdisciplinary and departmental collaborations and promoting effective working relationships among faculty, students, and staff with the goal of contributing to the teaching priorities of the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the University. For more information about the Department of Human Development and Family Science, visit:

The roots of FSU’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences date back to the university’s establishment, and it is the oldest college of its kind in Florida. Recently expanded in 2023, the College is home to six academic departments united through a common goal to maximize human potential. In total, the College includes the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences, Department of Human Development & Family Science, Department of Sport Management, School of Teacher Education, numerous research centers, and three laboratory schools (Florida State University School, FSU Pembroke Pines Charter School, and The Collegiate School at FSU Panama City). The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences serves over 4,500 students via 187 full-time faculty and 73 full-time staff.

For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences visit:


Founded in 1851, Florida State University is a comprehensive, national, graduate-research university offering more than 280 outstanding academic and professional degrees in top programs to over 45,000 students. Consistently ranked among the best public universities in the nation, Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; study abroad at the University’s overseas campuses; engage in scores of service activities; benefit from world class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment. The Florida State University Athletics Department sponsors 20 teams that honor the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Collectively, these teams have won 21 team national championships, and over 100 team conference championships, as well as numerous individual national and conference titles. The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement.

Tallahassee as a community is a vibrant mid-size city with abundant opportunities – from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Tallahassee is located near the Gulf Beaches of Florida and enjoys abundant sunshine and four seasons with a mild winter climate.


  • Teach a variety of courses offered by the Department of Human Development and Family Science for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Deliver human development, family science, and life span content to students in the Department using quality instructional methods in traditional and on-line, and hybrid formats.
  • Develop and refine alternative instructional methods as needed or required.
  • Teach four courses in each of the fall and spring semesters. (9-Month position)
  • Teach four courses in each of the fall and spring semesters and two courses in the Summer. (12-Month position)
  • Support the service needs of the Department, the College, and the University.
  • Support and contribute to the By-laws of the Department, the College, and the University.
  • Work with faculty leaders and University partners to promote coherence across programs for pursuing common priorities based on Departmental priorities.
  • Foster and maintain a supportive and safe environment of respect, civility, and collegiality for all faculty, staff, and students in the Department.
  • Collaborate and support Centers and Institutes in the Department and to expand the research agenda of those entities and those of the College and the University. Those include the Family Institute, the Center for Couples and Family Therapy, and The Center on Better Health and Life for Underserved Populations in the Department.
  • Support positive relationships within the Department and the College that leads to the advanced standing of the University domestically and internationally.


  • Earned doctorate in a relevant area of study (e.g., family studies/science, human development, sociology, psychology, and statistics), academic credentials eligible for faculty appointment as a Specialized Teaching Faculty I.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to teach a variety of courses in human development and family science.
  • Ability to successfully teach in traditional, online, and hybrid modes.
  • Demonstrated experience and success working with different populations and subgroups.
  • Experience in building and maintaining positive relationships within the Department, the College, the University, and with external partners.

This is a 9-Month Faculty position (Job Opening ID 56522) and a 12-Month Faculty position (Job Opening ID 56523)

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2024.

Contact Information

Qiong (Joann) Wu, Ph.D.

Search Committee Chair

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants for the 9-Month Faculty position should apply to Job Opening ID 56522.

Applicants for the 12-Month Faculty position should apply to Job Opening ID 56523.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Applicants should also include three (3) professional references (references will not be contacted prior to notifying applicants). A cover letter of no more than four (4) pages that articulates the candidate’s program of research and appropriate teaching experience, curriculum vitae, and two publications as examples of the applicant’s scholarly work.

Transcripts, work samples (such as teaching artifacts or manuscripts), and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for an interview.

Review of candidates will begin January 15, 2024 and will continue until filled. We urge interested candidates to submit materials as soon as possible.

Questions regarding the application submission system and process should be directed to the application coordinator:

Donna Romano, Office Administrator
Department of Human Development and Family Science

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

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