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Now hiring a Lecturer of Human Development and Family Science—Job ID#269026

Lecturer of Human Development and Family Science—Job ID#269026

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Human Ecology

The School of Human Ecology, in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecturer in Human Development and Family Science. 

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

Within this setting, Georgia Southern University’s Human Development & Family Science degree program takes a family-oriented approach to lifespan development. Designed to provide a strong background in the social and behavioral sciences related to child development, family development, and the administration of programs for children and families, the Human Development & Family Science major gives students the tools needed to make an immediate and profound difference in the lives of others. A minor in Human Development & Family Science is also available. The School of Human Ecology houses the University’s Child Development Center, which serves as a training program for students majoring in Human Development & Family Science by providing rich opportunities for the observation of children and for research. Students majoring in Human Development & Family Science also have access to an Advanced Bachelors to Masters program by applying 12-hours of undergraduate credit hours to a Master of Public Administration degree.

Position Description. Reporting to the School Chair, the Lecturer of Human Development & Family Science will support and contribute to the Human Development & Family Science undergraduate degree program within the School of Human Ecology on the Statesboro campus. Candidates with a master’s degree or higher in Human Development & Family Science or a closely related field from an accredited university will be considered. Preference will be given to those with the ability to teach courses related to development across the lifespan, as demonstrated through a combination of education and experience. The ability to contribute to major core course offerings while enhancing and expanding curriculum is desired. Responsibilities for the position include teaching undergraduate courses and active participation in university and professional service. The position is a 10-month non-tenure track appointment, with a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Earned master’s degree in Human Development & Family Science, or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Human Development and Family Science, by August 1, 2024. 
  • Evidence of, or potential, for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level (finalists will be required to demonstrate competence via a teaching demonstration). 
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives. 
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development. 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with students, staff, and colleagues, both orally and in writing. 
  • Technology literacy and a commitment to integrate technology into teaching.
  • Experience or demonstrated ability in working with a diverse student body. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of one year of college/university teaching experience. 
  • Experience with the development and delivery of academic courses in both online and traditional modalities
  • PhD in Human Development and Family Science or closely related field

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy. 
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses.  Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses. 

Screening of applications begins March 27, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. See to apply. Reference Job ID 269026.

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.


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