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Instructor, Early Childhood Education - Adjunct

Guilford Technical Community College
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 5, 2023
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Job Title
Instructor, Early Childhood Education - Adjunct

Job Description

Guilford Technical Community College ( GTCC ) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College System’s 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the team.

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college.

The Division of Business, Creative and Performing Arts at Guilford Technical Community College seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and collaborative Early Childhood Education educator to join our team. Under general supervision, this individual will teach courses designed for support of our Early Childhood Education programs that may include but is not limited to: Intro to Early Childhood Education; Child Development; Child Guidance; Creative Activities; Children with Exceptionalities; Early Childhood Administration; and Supervision of field experiences. The successful candidate should be prepared to integrate technology skills into the classroom, be available to teach at times and locations that meet the needs of students particularly during the daytime; and be committed to working constructively with all facets of our programs within a community college setting.


T eaching
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
  • developing learner centered lesson plans
  • employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
  • incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
  • creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
  • preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
  • updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
  • developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
  • participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
  • developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
  • participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
  • participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
  • maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
  • providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
  • maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Canvas, EAB Navigate)
  • complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
  • conducting recruiting activities
  • providing academic advising
  • promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
  • assisting students with the registration and graduation process
  • referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
  • maintain student records

College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
  • collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success
  • serving on department, division and college committees
  • participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
  • collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
  • supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
  • participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
  • attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required
  • demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
  • perform all duties as assigned by supervisor
Difficult Challenges

  • Program Director, Early Childhood Education
  • Dean, Business, Creative and Performing Arts
Education Required
  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a Master’s degree in Education with 18 graduate credit hours in Early Childhood Education from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
Education Preferred
  • Doctoral degree in Education with 18 graduate credit hours in Early Childhood Education from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
Experience Required
  • 3 years of experience in early childhood classroom teaching or experience in training early childhood educators in relevant topics through teacher training programs, professional development workshops, or other continuing education seminars.
  • Teaching and/or industry training experience in early childhood education topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars
Experience Preferred
  • Greater than 3 years of experience in early childhood classroom teaching or experience in training early childhood educators in relevant topics through teacher training programs, professional development workshops, or other continuing education seminars.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience in Early Childhood Education
  • Experience teaching in a Community College setting
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
KSA Required

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to:
1. Multi-task
2. Respect Diversity
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
5. Communicate effectively
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions

KSA Preferred

Department/Job Specific Requirements

The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training ( PIP )
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • eLearning Level One in Canvas before the first day of the first semester teaching
  • eLearning Level Two in Canvas for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods before the first day of the first semester teaching
Physical Demands

Physical Activity: | Primarily sitting
Environmental Hazard(s): | <15%
Lifting: | <=20lbs.
Criminal history checks with acceptable results, are required.

Posting Type
Adjunct Faculty

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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