The College of Education at Lewis University seeks a full-time Assistant Professor in the Early Childhood program. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.
Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to a growing and diverse student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
Model, teach and promote the unit standards for the College of Education to become a critical transformative educator, a multicultural educator and a social justice advocate
Teach courses in one or more of the following areas: child development, early language development, early childhood inclusive curriculum and instruction, and early childhood observation and assessment
Mentor and supervise teaching candidates in infant/toddler, early childhood, early childhood special education, and early primary classrooms through field and clinical experience
Teach 4 courses in both fall and spring semesters
Recruit and advise teacher candidates and provide support from admission through completion
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate or significant work toward the completion of a terminal degree required. Teaching or related experience that includes infant/toddler, preschool, or PK-2 classrooms. Demonstrated potential for teaching in higher education. Strength in developing and working in a collaborative community with students, colleagues and the elementary community at large.
Preferred Qualifications: Earned doctorate in education, child development or related field. Background in inclusive and blended early childhood education methods, English as a Second Language or bilingual education, early childhood assessment, or early child growth and development strongly preferred. Knowledge of program assessment including the edTPA, Illinois licensure and accreditation preferable. Evidence of scholarship and research in the field. Experience working in diverse educational settings and with diverse teaching candidates.
Lewis University, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Inspired by the University's Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.
Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.
Located in the Midwest,(30 miles SW of Chicago), Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning, values and preparation for professional work come together with a synergy that gives the university its educational identity and focus. Founded in 1932, Lewis is a dynamic, coeducational university offering nearly 80 undergraduate majors and programs ...of study, 22 graduate programs, and certificates of advanced study. Lewis is one of many schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, an international Roman Catholic teaching order, with more than 320 years of teaching experience in the Lasallian tradition.