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Assistant Professor (Early Childhood Education) #76253

University Of Hawaii, West Oahu
Kapolei, Hawaii
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 21, 2023

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Title:  Assistant Professor (Early Childhood Education)
Position Number: 0076253
Hiring Unit:  University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Division: Education
Location:  Kapolei
Dated Posted 08/14/2023
Closing Date:  Continuous - application review begins October 16, 2023
Salary Information:  Negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monthly Type:  9 month
Tenure Track:  Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:  Full Time
Temporary/Permanent:  Permanent

Other Conditions:  To begin August 1, 2024

The University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu (UHWO) seeks an exemplary teacher/scholar for its Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree program with concentration in Early Childhood Education, Pre-K-3. Priority given to educators with leadership experience in developing undergraduate curricula aligned with the professional standards of the discipline, including the National Association for the Education of Young children (NAEYC).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assume a leadership role in the development of Pre-K & Pre-K-3 licensure pathways
  2. Develop and teach undergraduate courses in Early Childhood Education
  3. Supervise early field experience, practicum, and student teaching
  4. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with area preschools and K-3 partners
  5. Engage in new course development for delivery on campus and via distance methods
  6. Conduct scholarly research and creative endeavors, leading to peer-reviewed publications
  7. Participate in professional education associations in the candidate’s discipline
  8. Pursue professional development activities to stay current in the field
  9. Contribute to program assessment
  10. Provide service to the profession and broader community
  11. Advise undergraduate teacher candidates
  12. Participate in faculty governance

Minimum qualifications:

  1. Earned doctorate in Education, with specialization in Early Childhood Education from a regionally accredited and recognized institution
  2. Three (3) or more years of excellent teaching in preschools and K-3 classrooms.
  3. Commitment to standards-based teacher preparation that is informed by current  research and practice in Pre-K-3 instruction
  4. Scholarly publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals, refereed presentations at professional conferences, or demonstrated potential to conduct research and publish scholarly works on topics relevant to Pre-K-3 teaching and learning.
  5. Interest in and evidence of quality service to the profession and community at large
  6. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the education of culturally and linguistically diverse populations
  7. ABD candidates must earn their doctorate by August 1, 2024

Desirable qualifications:

  1. Advanced degree in Special Education
  2. Successful experience teaching in Pre-K-3 inclusion classrooms, in partnership with special educators.
  3. Demonstrated teaching excellence in culturally and linguistically diverse settings
  4. Commitment to, knowledge of, and/or experience with the mission and purpose of the University of Hawai‘i to position the university as a leading indigenous-serving higher education institution
  5. Successful experience developing innovative, technology-based courses for delivery to non-traditional students
  6. Knowledge of state and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation standards and procedures
  7. Knowledge of and experience working in Professional Development Schools
  8. Excellent post-secondary teaching in a regionally accredited teacher preparation program
  9. Evidence of a focused scholarly research agenda that informs the candidate’s practice

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