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Faculty - Early Childhood & Elementary Education

Stephens College
Columbia, Missouri
Salary commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
May 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Stephens College invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, Early Childhood/Elementary Education faculty member.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, mentor and advise students, and participate in program/college meetings and events. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position to begin August 2023.

The Stephens College Education Program is home to The Children’s School, a constructivist, holistic-based, STEAM focused laboratory school community. It is comprised of a preschool program for children ages 3-5, and an elementary, K-5 program. Preservice teachers begin working in the laboratory school beginning their first semester on campus. Education faculty collaborate with laboratory schoolteachers to mentor, support, and provide feedback to preservice teachers. 


  • Maintain a 12-credit hour teaching load each semester including literacy and math methods, foundations of education, and other courses consistent with academic preparation and program needs. 
  • Develop and facilitate engaging and immersive, multi-modal learning experiences. 
  • Supervise students in clinical field experiences, student teaching, and practicums at various sites.
  • Participate in curriculum development and assessment.
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
  • Provide service to the department, and college through committee work and other duties as assigned.
  • Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities.


  • Doctorate in Early Childhood or Elementary Education from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in Teacher Education and college teaching. 
  • Record of teaching courses related to Elementary or Early childhood Education
  • Experience supervising student teaching. 
  • Experience teaching in early childhood and/or elementary classrooms.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to contributing to the mission of the program and college through research, teaching, and service.
  • Experience developing and improving course content and curriculum. 
  • Experience using online classroom platforms or learning management systems (e.g., Canvas or similar platforms).
  • Experience developing and/or teaching online, hybrid/in person courses. 

Stephens College is a women’s college proudly located in downtown Columbia, MO, home to the University of Missouri and two private colleges with a total student population of about 40,000. Since our founding in 1833, we’ve been offering innovative, career-focused programs sound in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and sciences. We take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure our students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Stephens College prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. Graduate, online, and certificate programs available to women and men as part of our commitment to lifelong learning. 

The college prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty community and on providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor, and dynamic programs of study that reflect the College’s mission of lifelong learning. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate which makes Columbia such a desirable place to live.

Stephens College offers excellent benefits, including vacation/holiday/sick pay, health/dental/life insurance, tuition waiver and college-matched retirement plan.

Stephens College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status and all other classifications protected by law. Stephens College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX or disability accommodations, any other concerns related to equity or noncompliance, or requests for a complete copy of the College’s policy should be directed to the Stephens College Equity Compliance Team at, or (573) 876-2321 or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 

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