Assistant/Associate Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences​​​​​​​​

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title:​ Assistant/Associate Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences​​​​​​​​

Department: Family & Consumer Sciences​​​​

Reports To: ​Chair, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences​​​​

Location: On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements: 9-month​​​

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None​  

Summary Description: The Assistant/Associate Professor of Family & Consumer Sciences will teach undergraduate courses in Family & Consumer Sciences (General) and Family & Consumer Sciences Education. The position is a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month appointment to begin August 2025.

Essential Functions

• As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan,Acorns to Oaks.

• Teach 24 semester hours per year, including courses related to: family and consumer sciences education; personal and family resource management and finance; and public policy issues affecting the family and their environment. 

• Advise students in the discipline, contribute to assessment and accreditation, and lead curriculum development in Family & Consumer Sciences (General) and Family & Consumer Sciences Education.

• As a portion of the teaching load, direct the Duncan Hall Cooperative Management and Housing Laboratory (circa 1920s), a prototype-in-progress for adaptive, sustainable, income producing environments.

• A commitment to teamwork, scholarship, and professional involvement including the attainment of the Certified in Family & Consumer Sciences (CFCS) credential.

• Contribute to the university and the department missions, be a collegial member of the institution at all levels, participate in professional and scholarly activities, and provide service to the department and to the community-at-large. 

Education:  Candidates for the position must have an earned master’s degree in family and consumer sciences, human ecology, family resource management, or a related field with preference given to those with an earned doctoral degree. Candidates who also maintain teaching licensure with a Family and Consumer Sciences 6-12 endorsement are ideal.

Experience:   Preferably at least one year of teaching experience in higher education.

Required Skills: Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; advanced organizational skills; ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all stakeholders.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time. Must be able to access and navigate campus facilities.

General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.