Visiting Instructor Child and Family Sciences

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

ID: 7054690
Posted: December 6, 2018

Job Description

Job Summary
The University of Southern Mississippi is accepting applications for a Visiting Instructor for the academic year 2019-2020 in the School of Child and Family Sciences. This is a nine-month, non tenure-track, temporary appointment based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to begin Fall 2019.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The School of Child and Family Sciences is seeking someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the university community, and is committed to university service and campus engagement. The School has demonstrated success in developing diverse faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations. Primary responsibility is teaching undergraduate coursework in child development and family relations. Other responsibilities include:

Prepare and provide online and/or face-to-face course instruction
Prepare and submit syllabi, grades and other required course documentation in a timely manner
Communicate course requirements and expectations to students
Follow instructional protocols established by the university and the school
Be available to student through office hours (face to face or virtual)
Performs other duties, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
A master’s degree in Human Development and Family Science, Child and Family Studies, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Marriage and Family Therapy, or related field.

Evidence of successful teaching experience in both face-to-face and in online formats.

Preferred Qualifications
Teaching experience in early child-care or pre-school settings.
Eligible for, or currently is, a Certified Family Life Educator.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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