The Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This new faculty position would contribute to early childhood teacher education requiring teaching courses in the Early Childhood and Early Childhood Education programs at the associates and bachelor’s degree levels. We are seeking a faculty member with expertise in early childhood or early childhood special education who has experience in university teaching face-to-face, large and small classes and a demonstrated ability to integrate technology into teaching including experience teaching blended and online courses.
This individual will be responsible for the following: teaching 12 credit hours per semester; supervising early childhood field experiences; engaging in research for publication and other scholarly purposes; advising students; and providing service to the institution, community, and professional organizations.
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education or child development related field (a strong ABD may be considered if degree completed by August 19, 2019) is required for the tenure-track Assistant Professor position.
The ideal candidate would have at least 30 graduate credit hours related to early childhood education or special education, with some experience as an early childhood educator or administrator serving children, infants to third grade. More specifically, we are looking for someone with experience working in diverse early childhood settings including infants/toddlers, preschool/prekindergarten, early intervention, special education preschool/prekindergarten, Head Start/Early Head Start, or public school prekindergarten or kindergarten programs. Experience in a higher education teacher preparation program with practice supervising pre-service or in-service teachers in early childhood and other educational settings would be a plus.
Evidence of a the capability for a sustained pattern of scholarly activity is important, including professional conference presentations and refereed publications in the area of early childhood education, early childhood special education, teacher education, or related field. We are interested in a candidate who has experience with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This individual should have an understanding of the NAEYC 2009 Developmentally Appropriate Practice position statement, NAEYC standards for early childhood professional preparation, knowledge of NAEYC accreditation systems. An added benefit for our program is an interest or capacity for leadership at the local, state or national level in professional organizations. Beyond NAEYC, the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood (DEC) are possibilities. The preferred candidate would demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively and contribute to academic program development. The department and university value diversity and welcome candidates with multi-cultural/ethnic minority background or experience.
To apply, please complete the online application at https://jobs.weber.edu/ and attach a cover letter addressing ability to meet or exceed required and preferred qualifications, current Curriculum Vitae, the names and contact information for three professional references, and a teaching and learning philosophy statement for adult learning.
Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.
Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Internal Number: F00026P
About Weber State University
Weber State University is a four-year public institution providing outstanding educational opportunities in Ogden, Utah. In addition to offering undergraduate degrees in seven colleges and selected master's degrees, WSU also serves as a cultural center for a diverse metropolitan area which is rich in cultural and recreational opportunities. The university's ambitious vision includes providing exceptional personal and professional development opportunities for students, faculty and staff; emphasizing interactive student/faculty learning experiences in partnership with the community; continued development of technology enhanced learning methodologies; enhanced facilities and programs on the university's main campus in Weber County; and creation of a vibrant campus in nearby Davis County.
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