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Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Education, Tenure-track

12/07/2017 5:36 pm

Rockford University invites candidates for a tenure track position in the Early Childhood Education Program. The successful candidate with teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the program including evening courses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Maintain Early Childhood Education Program goals and standards that provide the basis for program planning, implementation, evaluation and support
• Teach a full-time load of classes in the Early Childhood Education Program
• Assist in maintaining and coordinating program approval through ISBE and Gateways, as well as academic accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission
• Work as part of the Education Department with the guidance of the Chair to coordinate and manage curriculum, courses, texts, and standard assessments
• Coordinate instruction and clinical experiences in accordance with the Early Childhood Education standards as well as the Gateways Early Care and Education and Infant/Toddler credential standards
• Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities in working with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds including academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, and disabilities

Education and Experience:
• Five years of experience in a variety of early childhood settings
• Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred
• Early childhood education teaching credentials required
• Additional PK and/or early elementary special education teaching credential preferred
• College-level teaching experience preferred

Qualifications:
• Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstration of teaching effectiveness
• Understanding of diverse populations
• Evidence of scholarly abilities
• Ability to collaborate effectively

Physical Demands:
• Ability to travel to off-campus sites for supervision of teacher candidates

Preference will be given to applications received by January 19th. Please submit the following via email to HumanResources@rockford.edu :

• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vita
• Transcripts
• Three references (Names and contact information)
• Your Teaching Philosophy, and
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly potential

Rockford University is committed to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.