Auburn University — Distance Lecturer, Human Development & Family Studies

POSITION AND AVAILABILITY: Nine month, non-tenure track, full-time faculty Lecturer in Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Human Sciences, beginning no later than August 16, 2020. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Lecturer will teach up to 4 sections of HDFS undergraduate courses each semester, primarily distance/online or mixed delivery classes. Summer teaching opportunities are often available. The Lecturer will also assist the department by supporting online course development and enrichment for teaching faculty. The duties of this position require the Lecturer to be present on campus. The successful applicant will participate in the formation of department policies related to the undergraduate curriculum and other policies that may directly affect the Lecturer’s role. The Lecturer will be dedicated entirely to teaching and will not be required to develop, pursue, or maintain an independent research agenda. This assignment will allow a high level of dedication to effective teaching. The Lecturer will be reviewed annually by the department head. Based on the College and Department guidelines, the Lecturer will be eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in human development, family studies, or a closely related discipline, at the time employment begins. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Highly proficient communication in English is necessary. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required; experience and proficiency with distance/online design and instruction are highly desired.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, including 21 full- time tenured and tenure track faculty plus 7 lecturers and teaching faculty, offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Additional information on the Department can be found at

THE COLLEGE: The College of Human Sciences is one of 12 academic schools and colleges on the Auburn campus. It enrolls more than 1,100 undergraduates and approximately 100 graduate students across three departments (Consumer and Design Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies, and Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management). Additional information on the college can be found at

THE UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of more than 25,000. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, and Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia. Additional information on the University can be found at

APPLICATION: Application must include a letter of application that addresses relevant qualifications and summaries of past teaching evaluations, along with a current vita, and the names and contact information of three references. Application  materials should be submitted  online via the following link:

Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until a candidate is selected and recommended for appointment.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.