Teaching Specialist - Early Childhood Education - FY19 Continuous Recruitment
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
May 16, 2018
<ul></ul><p><strong>Position Overview:</strong></p><p>The Institute of Child Development, College of Education and Human Development, continually accepts resumes for teaching positions that may open up during the academic year or summer session. Applications are reviewed as openings occur, and individual applicants are invited to interview when their skills or areas of expertise match a specific opening. Typically, these appointments are made semester by semester and employment is contingent on the course meeting its enrollment target.<br />This posting is designed to establish a "pool" of instructors. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis throughout the academic year.<br />Applications will not be acknowledged, but will be reviewed when such openings occur throughout the academic year. </p><p>Temporary, non-tenured, Academic Professional and Administrative (P&A) positions as Teaching Specialist, paid on a per course basis for the Institute of Child Development-Department of Child Psychology (CPsy) at the University of Minnesota. Coursework and research activities focus primarily on the central cognitive, social, emotional, and psychological processes that underlie the development of infants, children, and youth.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Job Description:</strong></p><p>Instructor of record for course CPsy 5253- Facilitating Cognitive and Language Learning In Early Childhood. Prepare and teach a course focused on the main developmental tasks of cognitive and language learning from birth to age 8. Special focus will be given to practical methods for facilitating cognitive and language development in early learning settings. This course is a Methods course in the Early Childhood Education teacher preparation program. The instructor will create a syllabus that aligns with the PELSB (Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board) requirements and work with the department to include required content and information.</p><p><br />Teaching/Instruction (90%)</p><ul><li>Teach assigned course at an undergraduate or graduate level on course topics such as: infant/adolescent development, cognitive development, language development, social and emotional development, disabilities and development, etc.</li><li>Prepare course materials including syllabus</li><li>Attend all class meetings</li><li>Grade student materials including exams, papers, presentations, and final exams.</li><li>Submit grades.</li><li>Other duties as assigned.</li></ul><p>Student Advising (10%)</p><ul><li>Respond to student inquires via email, phone, or in person.</li><li>Be available for scheduled office hours.</li></ul>
<p><strong>Required Qualifications:</strong></p><ul><li> Master’s degree in early childhood education OR relevant field such as child development OR a minimum of 18 credits of graduate-level content courses in early childhood education</li><li>Completion of an early childhood licensure program and an early childhood education teacher license (does not need to be current).</li><li>Minimum of one year teaching experience in an Early Childhood setting as the teacher of record.</li><li>Experience in an early childhood setting within the past three years (e.g., teacher, curriculum specialist, teacher candidate supervisor, researcher, or other administrative positions) and in professional organizations and other education-related endeavors at the local, state, or national levels</li></ul><p><strong>Preferred Qualifications</strong>:</p><ul><li>Previous teaching experience.</li><li>Experience working with diverse populations: particularly dual language learners</li></ul>
Internal Number: 323972
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