Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Governors State University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Type Visiting Professor Classification Title Visiting Assistant Professor Position's Functional Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education Position Start Date 08/16/2021 Position End Date (if temporary) 08/15/2022 Position Summary
This position is for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor position within the College of Education in the field of Early Childhood Education. Candidates must hold a doctorate in Early Childhood Education or related field conferred by August 1, 2021. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Early Childhood field in the following modalities: online, hybrid, and on campus. The candidate will also build online courses. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, ability to teach non-traditional or diverse student populations, and ability to collaborate in a positive manner with a diverse group of faculty and staff. Governors State University ( GSU ) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations. Minimum Qualifications
1. Earned doctorate in Early Childhood 2. Experience in creating online courses 3. Ability to teach on-campus, hybrid, and/or online courses in Early Childhood Education/Education 4. Hold or have held a Professional Educator’s License ( PEL ) Preferred Qualifications
1. Advanced training in building online courses 2. Quality Matters Certified 3. Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses 4. Experience in curriculum development 5. Experience teaching underrepresented students Posting Date 08/03/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Posting Number FA0406P Type of Search External Quicklink for Posting Employee ID Department Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctorate Degree
    • ABD
  2. * What is/are your doctorate(s) in?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Will you have a Doctorate Degree in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Briefly list your area(s) of research or teaching expertise.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Certification/Professional License
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
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  3. Other3
  4. Other4

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