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Early Childhood Education Professor (Assistant or Associate) - College of Education

Apply now Job no: 492761
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Education

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered; doctoral degree must be completed by August 31, 2018
  • Ability and willingness to teach courses and to supervise research activities for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Demonstrated competence in university teaching, preferably having developed innovative instructional strategies for diverse student populations
  • Demonstrated commitment to pursuing scholarly activities such as research, publication, writing, and professional presentations
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated record of successful teaching of infants, toddlers, preschool, and/or K-3rd grade students
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social/critical theories and multicultural education
  • Demonstrated leadership in the profession
  • Willingness to teach using multiple modes of instruction, including online, blended and distance learning technologies as well as deliver courses on weekends, or other non-traditional times
  • Willingness to travel for instruction and student supervision

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of relevant scholarship including evidence of an emerging research agenda
  • Knowledge of and experience with legislative policies impacting Early Childhood Education
  • Knowledge of and experience with diverse students and families
  • Knowledge of and experience with program accreditation
  • Demonstrated commitment though teaching, research and/or service that values equity, inclusion, and social justice  
  • Active engagement in professional organizations
  • Demonstrated interest in collaboration and engagement with diverse students, staff, faculty, and the university community
  • Experience working to advance student learning, development, and success in early childhood and special education settings

Responsibilities:

  • Teach graduate courses in the M.Ed. Early Childhood Education program
  • Teach undergraduate courses in Early Childhood Education
  • Supervision of candidates in the field
  • Prepare graduate students to assume professional positions in Early Childhood Education and meet the needs of diverse student populations
  • Work with traditional and non-traditional student populations
  • Foster and support inclusive practices among our students, faculty, and community
  • Advise students in Early Childhood Education programs
  • Pursue scholarly activities such as research, publication, writing, and professional presentations
  • Assist with recruitment and selection of prospective graduate students
  • Provide service to the unit, university, profession, and community
  • Participate in program assessment, evaluation, and accreditation
  • Promote the profession and program at local and state levels by providing leadership in the broader child development and education community

Department/Division: Teaching & Learning, College of Education/Academic & Student Affairs

Salary:  Competitive with comprehensive benefits package

Employment Date:  August 2018

Closing Date:  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu.  Include a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, the names of three references with contact information, and a copy of transcripts.  The online application system will allow candidates to electronically attach these documents.  If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at (616) 331-2215.  Additional information about GVSU is available on our website at www.gvsu.edu.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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