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Child Development Lab

Job Description

Serve as an assistant to the lead teacher in a university-based early childhood program. Assistant teachers are primarily responsible for mentoring student teachers, supervising co-teachers, and coordinating classroom activities, in addition to caring for and educating preschool children. The Child Development Teacher is expected to collaborate with the teaching team, other faculty, and practicum students to plan and execute a program that is developmentally sound, multi-culturally relevant, and sensitive to the range of individual differences reflected in our student, staff, and family populations. Highly qualified candidates may be eligible for hiring incentive up to $1000.00, per HR-104. Apply online:


Salary Range: $15.00 - $19.76 per hour
GGS Grade: 005
University Title: Child Development Associate
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8 hour shift (Monday-Friday)

Minimum Qualifications

An Associates' Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and some experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

License/Certification: CPR Certification (Preferred) and Child Development Associate Certification (Preferred)

Application Materials

Letter of application, resume, and transcripts combined into one PDF or Microsoft Word document should be uploaded as the resume attachment. Three reference letters are required and should come directly from your reference either electronically to or hard copy to: Miranda Clines, Director of the Child Development Lab, 31 Stanley Hall, University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211.

Application Deadline

Application reviews will begin when received and continue until a suitable candidate is hired.

Other Information

The University of Missouri-Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the campus ADA Coordinator.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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