Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education *Revised*
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College of Education
School of Curriculum and Teaching *Revised*
Early Childhood Education (Preschool – 3rd Grade) - to teach a range of content, methods, theory and application undergraduate and graduate courses related to Early Childhood Education. Additional assignments will include advising students; serving on various committees at the program, college and University levels; assisting in the development and writing of assessments for submission to internal and external program reviews for accreditation; and engaging in research and publication of research articles in any aspect of early childhood education. The successful candidate will effectively integrate technology in teaching and is knowledgeable about early childhood curriculum, child psychology and edTPA.
Qualifications: Doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related area; knowledge of NJ Preschool - 3rd Grade Teacher Certification requirements; and familiarity and experience with NAEYC Higher Education Standards is required. Public/private school teaching and field supervisory experience in early childhood settings are desirable and an ability to coordinate programs is highly preferred. The candidate should have successful experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Early Childhood Education.
This is a ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective for the Fall 2021 semester. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Courses may be taught at the Union campus, Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands or other locations.
All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental/school, college, university and community level is also required. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Proficiency in the Learning Management System, Blackboard and Online Learning Pedagogy is required, consistent with University guidelines. Kean may offer free voluntary Blackboard workshops to otherwise qualified applicants.
Please submit cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
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