The Department of Human Development, Family Studies, & Counseling (HDFSC) at Texas Woman’s University invites applications for an Assistant Clinical Professor in Child Development. The position is expected to begin Fall 2022.

The Department of HDFSC houses programs in Child Development, Child Life, Family Studies, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Counseling & Development. We have three programs in Child Development: A bachelor’s degree in Child Development with track options in Child Life, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and Pre-Physical Therapy; a master’s degree in Child Development; and a Ph.D. in Child Development and Early Education.


Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. About 10% of the university’s nearly 16,000 students are men, who have been admitted to the University’s graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994.

TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

TWU prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience focused on service, integrity, and health and well-being. Respect for diversity in all dimensions (currently ranked 5th in the nation for diversity) and a safe campus environment (Texas Woman’s is among the safest campuses in the nation) are among the hallmarks of a TWU education. TWU faculty and staff are passionate defenders of a “learn by doing” experiential learning environment where they provide students with opportunities to engage in campus, workplace, and community activities that can help shape their sense of purpose, their appreciation for the importance of building quality personal and professional relationships, and their ability to address life’s challenges. This holistic, mentoring approach to developing students as engaged, productive citizens in the complex world of the 21st Century encompasses understanding of the balance of health, spiritual and mental well-being.


The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Clinical Professor in Child Development will be to teach foundational courses in Child Development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, coordinate the undergraduate practicum and field experiences, participate in university and community service, and support the university’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. The position is a full-time, 9-month clinical track (non-tenure track) appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Child Development or closely related field
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Experience supervising students in practicum or internship
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Documented evidence of working with culturally diverse populations
  • Willingness to engage in community/university partnerships

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience teaching, mentoring, and advising historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and being sensitive to their educational needs
  • Documented evidence of working with children and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated service contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

HOW TO APPLY: Please send application via email to , including the job title and job code in the subject line. Include the following attachments to your email:

  • A letter of application addressing (1) your qualifications for the position, (2) why you are a good fit for our program and university, and (3) how diversity, equity, and inclusion informs your teaching
  • An updated CV
  • Copy of graduate transcripts
  • Names and contact information for 3 references

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Texas Woman’s University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States. All positions at Texas Woman’s University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks and verification of all academic credentials.