Assistant Clinical Professor in Human Sexuality
Practicum Coordinator/Instructor
Non-Tenure Track Position; Starts July 1, 2011

Widener University’s Center for Education invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty member in the Graduate Programs in Human Sexuality.

Widener University: Located in the greater Philadelphia region, the University is a leading metropolitan institution offering degrees at the associate through doctoral level. The Center for Education is responsible for all professional education programs and is housed within the School of Human Service Professions, which also includes programs in Clinical Psychology, Physical Therapy, and Social Work. The Center includes a growing faculty who teach in 3 undergraduate programs, 21 master’s programs, 33 certification programs, and 4 doctoral programs: Human Sexuality, Higher Education, School Administration, and Reading and Language Arts.

Graduate Programs in Human Sexuality: Widener Graduate Program in Human Sexuality Education (HSED), offering Masters and Doctoral degrees, is a unique program nationally, providing professional and scholarly education in sexology with concentrations in sexuality education and clinical sexuality (sex therapy). Students in the Doctoral program take additional courses in both basic and Human Sexuality research, and are prepared as scholar and researchers for careers in academia and/or for advanced practice in sexuality education and/or sex therapy. This growing program draws talented students from across the country and internationally. By offering courses that meet on the weekends, as well as weeknights, students have the option of commuting or relocating. For more information see
Appointment: Non-Tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Clinical Professor, to begin July 1, 2011. Salary for 12 month contract $50,000- $56,000 plus benefits.

Responsibilities: The qualified candidate will have a traditional 3/3 load, teaching three graduate courses each semester (Fall and Spring). However, there will be a 1-course administrative release each semester for the purpose of Practicum Coordination. That will result in the candidate teaching 2 courses each semester and coordinating student field experiences in Human Sexuality. Courses to be taught will be in the area of human sexuality. Courses may include, depending on fit: Core Concepts in Human Sexuality, Behavioral Foundations of Human Sexuality, Foundations of Clinical Sexology, Human Sexuality for Education and Counseling Professional, Cross Cultural Issues in Human Sexuality, History and Ethics of Human Sexuality, Theories of Development and Education in Human Sexuality, Sexual Dysfunctions and their Treatment, and Practicum in Sexuality Education or Clinical Sexology. Additional faculty duties include student advising, committee assignments, and professional development. The candidate will also have responsibilities for field experiences during the summer semesters. If the candidate has an active research agenda, then the advising of dissertation students may also be included.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a PhD or EdD in human sexuality or related field with research in sexuality, as well as experience teaching sexuality at the graduate or undergraduate level. Also preferred is AASECT certification as a sexuality educator, counselor or therapist and experience with technology in support of instruction (including Web-based or hybrid instruction).

Applications: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability, and names and contact information for three references by email to Ms. Gloria Floyd, Faculty Secretary in the Center for Education, at Teaching evaluations may be submitted in hard copy as needed, to Ms Floyd, Hyatt Hall, Widener University, Chester, PA 19013.  The Center and University have made a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and members of minority groups and women are encouraged to apply. Widener University is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities or other special needs who desire accommodations in the application process should contact Ms. Floyd. Questions about the position should be directed to either Dr. Phil Rutter at 610-499-4347 or