UNIVERSITY of VERMONT Lecturer: Human Development & Family Studies




Lecturer: Human Development & Family Studies

The Department of Leadership & Developmental Sciences in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont is seeking a full-time, nine-month Lecturer to fill a non-tenure-track position. The Department offers an undergraduate major in Human Development and Family Studies [HDFS] and graduate programs in Counseling, Higher Education & Student Affairs Administration, and Leadership & Policy Studies. The HDFS program serves students across the university as an academic major and minor, and provides university-wide introductory service courses.

The College prepares students to make a difference through innovative professional practice and scholarship in a changing world. We are proud of our mission to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, social work, and human services; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, nationally, and globally. We do this to create a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

Founded in 1791, UVM has been called one of the "public ivies" and is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the top ten cities in the country. UVM enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Adirondack and the Green Mountain ranges. Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in cultural, creative and recreational activities for individuals and families and a unique laboratory for teaching and research with multiple opportunities for connecting with community organizations and state agencies.

Responsibilities will include teaching and advising in the broad areas of Human Development and Family Studies. The successful candidate will teach one or more of these introductory courses: Life Span Development, Human Relationships & Sexuality, The Family Context of Development, and others depending on expertise and interest. HDFS courses emphasize integration of developmental and ecological perspectives, with application and potential careers for graduates.

Required Qualifications: Preferred applicants will have an earned doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies or one of its foundation disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Candidates with appropriate Master’s degree and substantial successful college teaching experience will be considered.

Desirable Qualifications: Recent HDFS college teaching experience, commitment to social justice, and interdisciplinary perspectives are highly preferred. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching and/or service.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF APPOINTMENT: January 1, 2016 or August 22, 2016.

To Apply: Applicants MUST submit an application via the UVM Job Site at with Resume/Curriculum Vitae, a letter of interest (Cover Letter) and Names and Contact Information for three [3] professional references.

For more information about the University of Vermont, the College, the Department and our programs, visit our website at For more information or questions about the potential position, please contact: Dr. Lawrence G. Shelton, HDFS Program Coordinator, at or 802-656-2008.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The College is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.


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