Assistant Professor

North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

ID: 7077847
Posted: May 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The mission of the Department of Human Sciences (HUSC) is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for professional careers that focus on improving the quality of life of individuals and communities in a global technological advanced society. The Department of Human Sciences is one of the largest department and one of the academic departments within the College of Health and Sciences. The Department of Human Sciences offers competitive programs of study leading to Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. The Family and Consumer Sciences degree offers specialization in Child Development and Family Relations, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Textile and Apparel Design. Experimental learning is utilized in each program to include diverse multi-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives of family studies. The department also offers the Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. There are two areas of concentration in this program: Human Development and Family Studies, and Nutritional Science. Faculty members are actively engaged in research that contributes to the body of knowledge in family and consumer sciences.

Primary Purpose of Position
The position will teach undergraduate courses in Apparel and Design using face-to-face and/or online instruction, advise students; evaluate and grade student’s assignments in a timely manner, and offer appropriate and timely feedback to better gauge student’s progress; follow university timelines and procedures related to grading and submission of early warnings, mid-term and final examination grades; participate in normal functioning of the Department of Human Sciences, College of Health and Sciences, and the University including attending and participating in departmental meetings, and university obligatory activities including recruitment of students. Strong technology training, skills and ability to deliver distance education courses are required. The Textile and Apparel program allows students to pursue careers in apparel and textile design, apparel product development apparel merchandising, visual merchandising, retail sales, management, fashion and sales promotion, retailing, advertising, and consumer relations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching; ability to work effectively with students, ability to supervise students at practicum sites; experience in supervising students at practicum sites; commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the university’s mission; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, excellent analytical skills and reasoned judgment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

Minimum Education/Experience
The position requires a Doctorate (completed by date of appointment) in Textile and Apparel. Must have a strong sewing background. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in nutrition; strong technology skills related to delivery of distance education courses; documented record of scholarly achievement; and experience in grantsmanship.

Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation

Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


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