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Full-Time

University Educational Child & Family Studies Human Social Services Faculty

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Position Summary: The BJU School of Education is seeking an individual for a full-time, 9-month faculty teaching position for Human and/or Social Services with credentialing in social work, child/family or human services, or child/family counseling, beginning August,  2021. Successful candidates will have the ability to teach a variety of human/social services and child/youth/family studies courses. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background and interest in social services, family studies, and home visiting program development, implementation, and evaluation. We seek a teacher-scholar whose responsibilities include teaching, scholarly activity, student advising, and service to the department, college and university.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and teach undergraduate courses in Social Services and/or Child/Family Studies.
  • Advise undergraduate students in the major
  • Help develop curriculum and field experience activities;
  • Coordinate and supervise student internships in community settings
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor undergraduate students.
  • Collaborate with faculty and community stakeholders for program improvement;
  • Work closely with other University, College, and Department faculty and professionals;
  • Participate in program governance and assessment at the College and University levels as well as contribute to one's professional organizations;
  • Serve on University, College and Department committees;
  • Provide assistance in writing and submitting documents and reports associated with accreditation.
  • Help create and/or assist with online, hybrid and in-residence courses, particularly summer Capstone experiences.
  • Participate in continuous assessment of program-level and student learning outcomes;
  • Develop personal and undergraduate research;
  • Seek external funds to support program activities and student scholarships;
  • Develop and maintain positive community relations with relevant child and family agencies, child and family development centers and other community outreach organizations;
  • Participate with student recruitment;
  • Provide service to the University and professional organizations; and
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Evidence of ability to teach a variety of human/social services and child/family studies courses;
  • Relevant professional experience working with children and families;
  • Demonstrated commitment to biblical worldview through teaching, curriculum development, scholarship focus and/or service;
  • Strong background and interest in child and family program development, implementation, and/or evaluation;
  • Commitment to and engagement in community outreach;
  • The candidate must hold a minimum of Master's in Human/Social Services, Counseling, Child/Family Studies, Family and Consumer Science, or closely related field. Candidates with terminal degrees or ABD candidates are preferred. Those holding a Master's in related fields along with an extensive background in the discipline will also be considered.
  • Experience teaching in higher education (e.g., college/university) online or in-residence is preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent analytical, oral/written communication skills, and teamwork.
  • Good leadership ability.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Effective teaching and assessment skills
  • Ability to collaborate with community agencies and other professionals mentoring senior interns
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2+ years of teaching experience in human/social services, child/family services and/or home visiting.
  • Experience in human/social services.
  • Demonstrated success in education, research and scholarly activities.

Required Education: Master's Degree
Required Experience: Three to five years related experience
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