The Department of Educational and Psychological Studies in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Miami invites applications for a full-time lecturer to join the faculty of our three community well being programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level.  The position will focus on teaching in the undergraduate and master’s programs, and will begin in August 2016.


The undergraduate major in Human and Social Development (HSD) integrates individual, interpersonal, social, and community approaches to the promotion of healthy development and well being. HSD coursework emphasizes theory, research, and skills. It culminates in a practicum in a community setting related to students’ area of interest and prepares them for both graduate studies and professional careers. HSD majors choose between three areas of concentration in accordance with their areas of interest and career goals: Track I: Individual and Relational Development (HSDI); Track II: Community and Program Development (HSDC); and Track III: Human and Social Development Studies (HSDS). 


The master’s degree program in Community & Social Change (CSC) is designed to prepare a new generation of creative leaders and agents of change. The program believes that leaders in community organizations must be knowledgeable in research, theories, and practices of individual and social well-being. The 30-credit program in Community & Social Change is designed to accommodate a variety of students by offering courses in the evening, on weekends and during summer institutes. The program also has a Peace Corps Master’s International track.

The department also houses the PhD program in Community Well Being (CWB), which trains community-engaged action-researchers committed to promoting well being and social justice through rigorous theoretical analysis and community-based research.

Responsibilities: Teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate level, coordinating the undergraduate program, and overseeing and supervising practicum experiences of undergraduate students. 

Qualifications: Doctorate in community psychology or related field; demonstrated experience working with community partners; experience teaching and working with undergraduate students; and experience advising and mentoring students.

Application:  Applicants should send a CV, cover letter, teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of reference by email to Dr. Dina Birman, Chair of the Search Committee at d.birman@miami.edu.  Review of applications will begin February 15th.  If you have any questions regarding the position, contact the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies at 305-284-3001.