Child & Family Development Faculty

JOB TITLE: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Child & Family Development

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Department Chair

DEPARTMENT: Educational Studies & Psychology

INSTITUTION DESCRIPTION:

Founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba A. Benedict, Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution with over 1,700 students enrolled in its 26 baccalaureate degree programs and 2 master’s degree programs. Defying trends, Benedict College maintains a nearly equal male and female student population. This Midlands HBCU has welcomed students from all 46 counties in South Carolina, 30 states across America, and 26 countries around the world.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Benedict College has a full-time, 9-month, tenure track appointment opening as Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Child & Family Development available beginning August 1 for the Fall 2023 in the Educational Studies and Psychology Department.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: Teach courses in discipline as assigned by the dean or department chair; provide academic advising to students; maintain an active scholarly agenda of research and service; serve on departmental, school, and college committees; engage in assessment requirements; participate in community service and outreach programs; and work collaboratively with colleagues and other programs. This faculty member will maintain 10 office hours per week for student access and inquiry.  _____________________________________________________________________________________________

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY: 

  • Teach 12 SCH per semester (4/4 teaching load)
  • Provide advising to assigned students
  • Contribute to curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes, and co-curricular enhancements
  • Serve on committees on department, school, and college levels
  • Engage in scholarly research appropriate for rank
  • Develop and submit grant proposals
  • Participate in public service initiatives
  • Collaborate with colleagues on initiatives supportive of transformational student learning

REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong track record of successful college teaching
  • Proficiency with development and implementation of courses using Open Educational Resources and virtual teaching platforms.
  • Demonstrated capacity to facilitate student learning and engagement
  • Commitment to excellence in college teaching, to an active scholarly agenda, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional responsibilities, student development, and service

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned a terminal degree (or ABD) in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Marriage and Family Studies or a related field
  • Have experience with developmentally appropriate interactions and instruction with young children.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum, state and national laws, and standards of accreditation.
  • Experience with academic advising to include supervising undergraduate (i.e., internships, research projects)
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning ability to demonstrate collegiality and a sound work ethic.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two (2) or more years of successful teaching experience in higher education
  • A minimum of 5 years of full-time verifiable work experience in childcare facilities and early childhood education.
  • Established research agenda and record of scholarly work in discipline

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than Friday, January 20, 2023. Benedict College will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please complete the following:

experience, research experience and/or practical counseling experience

  • a curriculum vitae
  • official college transcript(s)
  • three professional reference letters

Submit documents to:

Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, Dean

School of Education, Health and Human Services

Benedict College

1600 Harden Street

Columbia, SC 29204

803-705-4496

akilah.francique@benedict.edu

To apply for this job please visit www.benedict.edu.

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