As the Associate Professor, Child and Youth Studies, you will teach
undergraduate and graduate courses, be involved in course and curriculum
development; engage in productive research and grant seeking activities; work
effectively with diverse populations of students, colleagues, and members of
the community at large; and serve on dissertation committees. You will also
help to grow the emerging community engagement track of the current Child and
Youth Studies program and may provide leadership as the program coordinator.
Teaching assignments may be on the main campus, at off-campus sites within our
region, or online.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to
quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be
excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to
innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning;
committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce
peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an
inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty,
administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all
other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices
any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or
disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among,
appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of
people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs,
abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic
status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU
strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just
because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our University
stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and
inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and
future success of the institution.
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position
as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a
commitment of equality for all.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
Teaches courses in the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in the
College of Education; supervise student teachers; and advise students.
Conducts research in the area of specialization and maintains an active
agenda of scholarly activities according to Boyer's principles of
scholarly research. When appropriate, secures external funding.
Collaborates and engages in active service to the department, college,
University, and the community.
Actively assists with student recruitment and retention.
Participates in accreditation activities, as needed.
Works to establish partnerships with the community related to education
and/or community service areas related to families, children, and the
community at large.
If assigned duties of program coordinator, runs all administrative aspects
of a program which include program curriculum, assessment, scheduling, and
program review and reports.
Works collegially and actively with other department faculty and staff on
program/curriculum development and program assessment.
Other duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description
Doctorate in an educational field or a related area (e.g., Child
Development, Youth Studies, Community Development, Curriculum &
Instruction, Marriage and Family Therapy, etc.) from a
regionally/nationally accredited institution or equivalent
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse communities, community-based
educational agencies, and children, youth, and families within diverse
A sustained record of published scholarship and evidence of quality
teaching and meaningful service (in line with a faculty member at the
associate professor rank).
Demonstrated community-based educational organization leadership and
management in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.
Experience in supporting non-profit organizations/leadership settings.
Current Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Certification.
Current or former PK12 teacher certification.
Experience in teaching in a public or private school setting in the United
States or USA school located overseas, and/or teaching experience in
Experience in establishing relationships with the community to further the
education of children and youth.
Interest in working in diverse settings/supporting diverse environments.
Experience in working with nontraditional educational school settings with
community agencies, families and children.
Experience in developing and/or growing a Child and Youth Studies program.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning &
Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the
development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student
Special Instructions to Applicants
Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention
under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your
project/ scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted
materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property
of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of
the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become
the property of FGCU.
Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public
review upon request.
Required Application Materials
Unofficial Transcripts- include transcripts for all degrees earned
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae
Statement of experience in research or scholarship as it fits discipline
Five (5) Professional References
Additional Required Materials (the application will ask you to
upload any additional required documents from the job posting.) The following
are the additional that should be uploaded in that section:
Three (3) sample research publications
This position is listed as “open until filled;” however, applications
received by November 30, 2021 will receive priority consideration.
Salary commensurate with education and experience.