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Adjunct Faculty - Family & Consumer Sciences (Summer 2024)

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Work type: Adjunct
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Adjunct Faculty

Family and Consumer Sciences

Job Summary

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking adjunct faculty members to teach courses in the program areas of Child Development, Child Life Studies, Human Sciences, Hospitality and Culinary Management, Merchandising, FCS Education, and Career Technical Education at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. These courses are offered in-person, hybrid, and online with experience in all three instruction methods preferred.

The minimum required qualifications for this position include a master's degree in one or more of the program areas indicated above, including 18 credit hours in the specific desired teaching area. Any additional certifications or experience should be included to confirm teaching qualifications (i.e., Athletic Training certification, Registered Dietician).

The adjunct faculty member will be responsible for lectures, attendance, exams, grading, and meeting university deadlines.

Required Qualifications

  • 18 credit hours in the specific desired teaching area or training and experience in the field to be qualified to teach specific courses.
  • Experience with in-person, hybrid, or online instruction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree appropriate for the discipline.
  • Candidates who hold current relevant professional credentials.
  • College or University teaching experience.
  • Teaching and/or conducting action research either at K-12 or higher education levels
  • Evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.

Required Application Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts required upon hire)

Department Information

The mission of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Jacksonville State University is to empower individuals to manage the challenges of living and working in a complex global society. As a discipline, Family and Consumer Sciences integrate diverse content areas such as food, clothing, shelter, interpersonal relationships, child and lifespan development, and resource management into a cohesive body of knowledge that addresses the issues facing individuals, communities, and families in an ever-changing world.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers a diverse, challenging, and rewarding field of study to help individuals improve personally, to make informed consumer decisions, to enhance the quality of life for families and consumers, and to prepare for exciting professional careers.

About JSU

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately midway between Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 61 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career, and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 101 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features six colleges on its 459-acre campus – Arts, Humanities, and Sciences; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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