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Mount Saint Mary's University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required.
The Child Development Major is one of the largest programs in the Education Department. Current enrollment is approximately 80 undergraduate majors and minors. The program graduates about 25 students each year. Program strengths include personalized student advisement, effective teachers, and a solid curricular program for both Early Childhood Education (associate in arts degree) and Child Development (bachelor of arts degree).
The Director of the Child Development and Early Childhood Education Programs holds the primary responsibility for the quality of the programs. He/she handles or delegates and supervises the following program responsibilities:
Program development and review
Develops the program design in consultation with the Education Department Chair and other faculty as appropriate. Initiates responses to CCTC program requirements, writes program documents during accreditation years, prepares and oversees program evaluation, and responds to feedback with appropriate revisions in program design or implementation. Actively pursues new course materials and resources, including grant funding opportunities for program enhancement. Collaborates with the Director of Liberal Studies in areas of student advisement and program design when responsibilities overlap.
Includes presenting at University Information Sessions, reviewing and/or preparing print materials, interviewing and providing accurate information to applicants in individual appointments.
Current student advisement
Schedules weekly office hours; provides program advisement and approval of enrollment each semester; provides career advisement, including job availability and professional opportunities in education. Informs students about course offerings, changes in program requirements, CCTC regulations, required testing, resources available in the field, and the job market.
Teaches courses in areas of expertise. Responsible for identifying, orienting, supporting, and supervising adjunct faculty teaching courses in the program. Reviews course materials and syllabi for appropriate match with emerging program standards.
Secures optimal student teaching assignments for ECE candidates. Supervises candidates according to time available in faculty load. Secures other supervisors as needed. Oversees the required practicum for Child Development majors in the final semester of their senior year.
Other departmental responsibilities
Collaborates with the Education Department Chair and other department chairs whose departmental courses are included in this interdisciplinary major (esp., psychology, sociology, and biology).
Serves as institutional liaison for the on-campus, Title V, state-funded Child Development Center. The role of liaison deals with issues of finance, staffing, and programs in collaboration with the Director of the Center.
As a faculty member in the Education Department, the Director participates as a colleague in departmental programs and events. Participates in meetings of program directors in the Associate in Arts Degree Program and as a colleague in program endeavors and activities.
All university responsibilities
Attends faculty meetings, convocations, and graduation events; participates in university-wide recruitment events; serves on faculty committees; engages in community service. Designs and conducts research as required of faculty on a tenure track.
The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate (ABD will be considered) in Child Development or closely related field, a minimum of three years of experience in a work setting related to child development, and hold or be eligible for a California Child Development Teacher Permit (supervisors permit preferred). Experience with children and families and college teaching preferred. Applicants must be able to demonstrate teaching excellence, commitment to students, dedication to the education of diverse students, and the ability to work collaboratively. Faculty of color especially encouraged to apply.
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic program...s, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.