Part-Time Instructor of Early Childhood Education



Posting Details


Posting Number: 06001842 Position Title: Part-Time Instructor of Early Childhood Education Posting Date: Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): POOL posting Length of Position: Contracts are on a term-by-term basis Anticipated Start Date:

June 2021, Summer Term 2021

Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Salary Level: Part Time Instructor/Step 1/$616 per LU Starting Pay Range $616 per load unit (1 LU ~= 1 class credit) as per PT Salary Schedule, Step 1 Hours per Week: Depending on class schedule Work Schedule: Varies Days of the Week: Depending on class schedule Job Summary/Purpose:

PRIMARY PURPOSE :
To provide instruction in the Early Childhood Education Department. Part-time instructors work with the program director and education faculty to design and plan classes, according to Department and College standards, to direct student discussion, and evaluate student performance in the classroom.

• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE ) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty compensation begins at Step 1 / $616 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
• The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

Essential Functions
1. Provide instruction for Early Childhood Education. Utilize current research and current best practices in instruction. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening, possible weekends, and classes taught off campus and delivered in-person (as conditions allow), or online, synchronously or asynchronously.
2. Support the Early Childhood Education program director and faculty to maintain collaborative community partnerships.
3. Work closely with the Early Childhood Education program director to arrange and support student field placement experiences and evaluations throughout Central Oregon.
4. Provide Additional Course Assistance. A minimum of one office hour per week per course is required for student help sessions.
5. Other College Responsibilities. This may include cooperating with administration in program and course development, and participating in department or program assessment.
6. Perform other essential duties and tasks as assigned by the department and/or College.

Marginal Job Functions
1. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.
2. Act as a resource person for students.
3. Work with appropriate College personnel to write proposals for program funds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Thorough knowledge of Early Childhood Education field and the ability to provide instruction in the theories of developmentally appropriate practice across the full spectrum of early childhood education (birth-age 8).
2. Ability to work closely with campus and community partners (e.g., local school districts, Head Start, and social service agencies) toward improved collaborations for program development and sustainability.
3. Maintain a high level of professional preparation through licensure and/or ongoing professional development in the Early Childhood Education community at the local, state, and national levels.
4. Demonstrates commitment to diversity and multicultural perspectives, including anti-bias curriculum.
5. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.
6. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructors to observe, direct, and supervise students in cooperative work situations.
7. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.
8. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers and other written materials.
9. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
10. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
11. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
12. Ability to work with Early Childhood Education faculty (full-time, part-time, and adjunct), full-time Social Science faculty, and other COCC staff at all levels.
13. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours (including nights and weekends) and locations (such as Redmond, Madras and Prineville), as required.
14. Willingness and ability to work with other programs, departments, and community agencies serving the field of early childhood education.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

The ability to work in classroom and office environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any of the classes protected under Federal and State statutes in any education program, activities, or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Education: Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, or closely related field.
2. Experience:
a. Diverse experiences working in schools and community settings serving children and families.
b. At least one year teaching college level Education courses with evidence of excellence in teaching. Or equivalent experience working with adult learners.
c. Demonstrated experience in innovative curriculum development and the use of appropriate technology in the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. HOT (Hybrid and Online) training.
2. Prior experience teaching in alternative formats (online, hybrid).
3. Experience working with diverse populations.
4. Demonstrated leadership abilities in terms of outreach.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe how you meet the minimum qualification of having demonstrated experience in innovative curriculum development and the use of appropriate technology in the classroom.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe how you meet the requirement of having diverse experiences working in schools and community settings serving children and families.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree, additional applicable education, and work experience that when combined you believe is equivalent to the Master’s degree requirement. Please provide a clear statement why you believe this combined education and experience is equivalent to a Master’s degree.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  10. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  6. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  7. US Military DD 214
  8. Other Document 1
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. Other Document 4
  12. Other Document 5
  13. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  14. Placement File, if applicable


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