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Affiliate Faculty of Instruction, Early Childhood Education - Teaching Learning Education

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Position type: FAC - Affiliate Faculty of Instruction - One year/Academic Year
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Education

Summary: The Early Childhood program at GVSU is looking for an affiliate, non-tenure track faculty member to help serve graduate and undergraduate students pursuing careers working with children in early childhood and early childhood special education, ages birth to age eight. Primary responsibilities include: teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood and early childhood special education, both in person and using online synchronous and asynchronous modalities; supervising candidates in the field; and advising students in early childhood education programs.

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • A master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development, or Teacher Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood, Family Studies, or Human or Child Development
  • At least three years full-time experience working with young children and young children with disabilities and their families (ages infant/toddler, preschool, or K-3)
  • The capacity to travel to provide clinical supervision in diverse settings
  • The ability to engage with a variety of technologies to deliver instruction in online synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid modalities
  • Skill in delivering high quality and engaging instruction to adult learners
  • A passion for teaching culturally relevant, responsive, and sustaining pedagogies and preparing teachers to work with diverse populations
  • A commitment to educating the whole child and promoting inclusive teaching practices
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • A terminal degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development, or Teacher Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood, Family Studies, or Human or Child Development
  • The ZS endorsement, as awarded by the Michigan Department of Education
  • Proven experience with online instruction
  • Experience doing clinical supervision in a variety of settings, both in-person and using online tools
  • Experience leading or directing a center, school, or non-profit organization
  • Professional membership or involvement with NAEYC or CEC
  • Experience teaching university courses related to Infant and Toddler Development, Family Community Partnerships, Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment, Administration and Supervision, and Working with Children with Disabilities and Developmental Delays

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood and early childhood special education, both in-person and using online synchronous and asynchronous modalities (four courses in the fall semester, four courses in the winter semester, with the option of teaching two courses in the summer)
  • Supervising candidates in diverse settings and using online tools
  • Advising students in early childhood education programs

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • Assisting with outreach efforts within the local early childhood community

Salary:  $51,000-$53,000

Department/Division:  Teaching and Learning, College of Education

Campus: Pew Campus

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and CV. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references (to be used only in the final stage of consideration). Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to Theresa Rowland, Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

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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