The childhood education and care department is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position to join a team of dedicated faculty and staff who are developing a new program of study that prepares high quality early childhood educators for preschools and public schools. This faculty member will help to further develop the new undergraduate program; teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood education; supervise students in field settings; advise undergraduate students; collaborate with colleagues on program and school-wide projects; engage in a program of scholarly work; and provide service to the department and university.
Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with theMSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in early childhood education, child development, or closely related field, or ABD, if scheduled to complete the doctorate by June 2019. Demonstrated experience and evidence of an intensive focus on birth-8 care and education including one or more of the following areas of expertise: early childhood special education; early intervention; child/family studies; community-based education; child advocacy; parent engagement; three or more years of working with young children (birth – 8), families, and /or early childhood professionals in a variety of settings (e.g., public schools, preschools, family childcare, community- or home-based programs, etc.) or related setting; evidence of teaching effectiveness in graduate- or undergraduate-level courses, or related experience; knowledge of current issues related to birth-8 early education and care; record of scholarly productivity or professional impact in the field of early childhood education; and experience working collaboratively with early childhood personnel, community partners, families, and/or other professionals. The ability to use technology to enhance instruction and effective written and verbal communication skills are also required.
Experience in assessment and intervention with ages birth to 8; demonstrated knowledge of the professional standards established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); experience with grant writing, program assessment and program coordination; knowledge of, and experience in, culturally responsive teaching practices; a demonstrated record of, or potential for, effective teaching in a variety of instructional formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online); evidence of a professional commitment to educational programs that prepare students to teach culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse students with or without disabilities; expertise in either family engagement or early intervention; experience or commitment to collegiality and working collaboratively with other faculty in joint research, teaching ventures and curriculum development and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.
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