Wilkes University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education (ECE), within both the undergraduate and master level departments. The School of Education provides opportunities for students to grow academically and professionally. The ECE program promotes an appreciation for diversity, child development, as well as a regard for research-based and innovative practices. The ethics of service and dedication are expected of Teacher Education students to meet the unique needs of all students within the learning community.
The successful candidate is responsible predominantly for instruction of early childhood education coursework in online and hybrid courses. This online degree completion pathway is designed specifically to make education accessible and affordable to a population of educators who seek training and credentials at the early childhood level. Wilkes believes in partnerships in education to better serve each child and as a result is working with PACCA and community colleges to offer the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship to students. The successful candidate will oversee the completion pathway program, advise students enrolled in this program, oversee NAEYC accreditation process, and collaborate with early childcare centers across the state.
Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references. Search closes on Friday, November 5, 2021.
Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
An earned doctorate in early childhood education, child development, child and family studies, or a related discipline with experience in early childhood education organizations and statewide initiatives is required. Skills needed include successful collaboration with others, leadership in the field of early childhood education, and effective and inclusive communication skills. Experience in online course development and online teaching is required. Teacher certification and a minimum of three (3) years successful early childhood teaching experience is required. Reading/Literacy Specialist Certification and experience teaching in higher education are preferred. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in local and global education, an articulated scholarly research agenda with a high potential to progress on a tenure track path.
Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,260 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,250 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.
Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.