Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty Member

Teachers College, Henderson

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Job Description:  Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Instructor, 9-month position, beginning August 2019.  The position includes teaching undergraduate courses in fashion merchandising, clothing construction, and apparel quality analysis.  Involvement in student recruitment, academic advising, university service, collaboration, and scholarship is expected.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Fashion Merchandising, Family and Consumer Sciences, or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with the expectation to pursue a related doctoral degree within a given time frame.   An earned doctorate or ABD status is required for the tenure-track assistant professor rank.  The ideal candidate will possess higher education teaching experience and a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Membership in an appropriate professional organization, excellent communication skills along with organizational, technological, and human relations skills are expected. 

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Department: Teachers College is comprised of five departments offering undergraduate and graduate degrees: Advanced Instructional Studies & Educational Leadership; Counselor Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Family and Consumer Sciences; and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

Application: Interested candidates should send a letter of application, unofficial transcripts, and current curriculum vitae including scholarship activities, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references in PDF format via email to the search committee chair.

Dr. Charlotte Wright, Search Committee Chair

Review of applications will begin February 28, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.