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Assistant Professor: Early Childh Education

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F180006P
Open Date 10/09/2017
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Title Assistant Professor: Early Childh Education
Is Tenured/ Tenure Track Yes
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Job Description Summary

Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, including experience utilizing teaching approaches that incorporate active learning, experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate research students, and experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; demonstrated ability to collaborate in program development including recruitment, retention and graduation efforts, course refinement, program assessment, grant writing, and partnership development; demonstrated experience supervising field experiences and ability to develop and maintain positive relations with schools and outside agencies; demonstrated engagement in scholarly activities and research, with contributions to the field of knowledge through publications and presentations; demonstrated participation in service activities at the discipline, school, community and university levels.

Required Education

Earned Doctorate in Early Childhood Education or associated degree, preferred;
Primary background/experience in Early Childhood Education with additional experience in Special Education, Primary Education, and young ESL populations preferred; Illinois Teaching Certificate in early childhood, preferred; Early Childhood Special Education Approval and/or ESL/BIL Endorsement preferred; Minimum of two years of teaching experience at the college or university level.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience supervising student teaching and field experiences; Ability using technology such as Moodle, LiveText;
A defined scholarly research agenda;
Experience in grant writing; Collaborative experiences with public school systems, public and private agencies relevant to the Early Childhood-Primary profession;
Knowledge of preparing for program recognition and accreditation.

Preferred Qualifications
Special Requirements

All faculty positions at Chicago State University are governed by the tenets of a collective bargaining agreement. Faculty are hired, evaluated, retained, promoted, and tenured on the basis of conditions covered in the union contract. Primary duties include teaching and related activities assigned during a 9- or 12-month year. It is expected that each faculty member engages in all three activities of teaching, research/creative activities and service.
Teaching: faculty members are expected to teach 5 to 7 credit courses per year; develop syllabi, teaching materials (ability to organize, analyze and present knowledge or materials) related to courses taught; and collaborate with other faculty in the development of new courses and/or programs. Some disciplines require discipline specific certifications and/or licensure in the field for practice or functioning within the State of Illinois; degree specific course work and/or graduate degrees in the discipline. In addition, faculty advise students, participate in professional development activities, as well as engage in assessment activities related to accreditation and program evaluation. Faculty members are expected to engage in research and/or creative activity germane to an academic discipline, which results in submissions and material as works in refereed, professional and/or general readership publications; submit and receive externally awarded grants; submit proposals for presentations at academic and professional conferences; or engage in creative pursuits if in a creative, performing or theatrical arts discipline. Faculty members are also expected to serve on committees, programs, and/or special task forces at the department, college, university, professional and community levels; assume leadership roles over time and as they advance in rank. These activities are not for compensation and have a relationship to the employee’s assigned responsibilities and to the university.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference
  4. Transcripts
  5. Certification
  6. Letters of Reference
Optional Documents
  1. Research Agenda
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Sample Research Publication
  4. Sample of Teaching Evaluation
  5. Sample Syllabi