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POSITION: Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences (Family Services)
DEPARTMENT: Family and Consumer Sciences
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review will begin on October 18, 2013, and continue until position campus interviews are scheduled.


Position:                               Tenure-Track Family and Consumer Sciences –Family Services Assistant Professor.


Responsibilities:                 Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses with emphases in family services. Course emphases may include but are not limited to adolescence and the family, family policy, family and human development theories, family resiliency, and other appropriate Family and Consumer Sciences courses.  In addition to teaching, conduct research/scholarly activities, and provide service to the university, the larger community, and the profession.


Qualifications:                    Requirements:

                                                Earned doctorate or evidence of ABD status by start date with degree emphasis in family studies

                                                and human development or related area.


Evidence of successful higher education teaching, experience with technology to enhance teaching and course development scholarly activities, and professional service and affiliations with professional organizations, such as the National Council on Family Relations and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, are preferred.


Start Date:                            August 2014.  


The School:                          The School of Family and Consumer Sciences (SFCS) has approximately 25 FTE Faculty who serve over 550 undergraduate and graduate majors. The School offers a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences with options in Dietetics, Family Services, and Apparel & Textiles, Consumer Studies, Hospitality, and Merchandising.  Master’s programs include a M.S. in FCS (Human Development & Family Life or General FCS), a M.A. in Gerontology, and a M.S. in Dietetics. The School is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.  Students and faculty are actively involved in organizations such as, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society and the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.  The School administers a major grant: Child Care Resource & Referral.  For more information, visit


Applications:                       As an e-mail attachment, send a 1- to 2-page letter of application, curriculum vita, and a list of three references with telephone, email, and mailing contacts to Dr. Kathleen O’Rourke at Scan or mail transcripts to:  Dr. Kathleen O’Rourke, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Charleston, IL 61920-3099. For more information, contact Dr. O’Rourke by email or phone at 217.581.6350.  Review of applicants will begin on October 18, 2013, and continue until position campus interviews are scheduled.



SFCS Vision:                       The School of Family and Consumer Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The School prepares students to improve the global society through its life span perspective and with an applied integrative focus on individual and family development, nutrition and health, consumer studies, merchandising, apparel and textile design and hospitality management.


Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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