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Adjunct Faculty-School of Child and Family Sciences

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Adjunct Faculty-School of Child and Family Sciences.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division Child and Family Sciences
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Part Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit cover letter, resume, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. 

Job Summary 
The School of Child and Family Sciences is seeking someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students within the school. The School values accountability, high ethical standards, and personal integrity among employees. The School also 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. Adjunct faculty will teach undergraduate students in child development and family relations. Classes are taught in a variety of formats and platforms, including online, face-to-face, and full semester sessions.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

  1. Prepare and provide online and/or face-to-face course instruction
  2. Prepare and submit syllabi, grades and other required course documentation in a      timely manner
  3. Communicate course requirements and expectations to students
  4. Communicate effectively with assigned faculty mentor
  5. Follow instructional protocols established by the university and the school
  6. Be available to student through office hours (face to face and/or virtual)
  7. Performs other duties, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications 
Master’s degree in child development, child and family sciences, early childhood education, or related degree. Criminal history and background check clearance

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to teach effectively (both online and in traditional settings) at the university level in an undergraduate program. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, programs, and colleges. 
  • Expertise in the area for which you are applying.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, University policies and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications  
  • Teaching, mentoring and service experience at university level
  • Experience with online course delivery and instruction
  • Professional experience in early childhood education
  • Experience with Canvas technology

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

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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