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Education Faculty – Early Childhood Education

Thomas College
04901, Waterville
Not Specified
Start date
Oct 31, 2023

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

U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Thomas College as a top college in Maine for social mobility. Our clear career focus and one-of-a-kind Guaranteed Job Program™ makes it possible to advance faster in the arts and sciences, business, and education. Earn an undergraduate degree in three years and then choose from a variety of in-person or online graduate degree programs that can be completed in one-year or two. Located in Waterville, Maine, Thomas College is your pathway to a promising future, guaranteed. 


Thomas seeks a faculty member in Early Childhood Education effective Fall 2024 to join a vibrant and expanding College dedicated to student success. The Lunder School of Education (LSOE) at Thomas College prepares preservice teachers for teacher certification through quality education and experience. Credentialling programs include Early Childhood Education, Early Elementary Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education (Life Science, English, Social Studies, and Mathematics), and Dual-Certification Middle Level Education (5-8; English/Science, English/Social Studies, Math/Science). Students benefit from close working relationships with faculty and numerous opportunities to work in the PK-12 classroom, including through established partnerships with schools such as Educare in Waterville, Maine. 


Candidates should be prepared to support the College’s programs in education within the LSOE, with an emphasis on working with entering students interested in the teaching profession and a variety of courses towards teacher credentialling, such as educational psychology and early childhood level methods coursework. The LSOE is especially interested in a potential faculty member who has experience and expertise working at the early childhood and early elementary levels, as well as someone who would engage with first-year students in a way to lay critical foundational skills in lesson planning, relationship-building, and innovative instruction. Teaching with familiarity and knowledge of current research and practice is an expectation. 


Candidates will also be expected to work collaboratively with faculty within LSOE as well as those outside of LSOE in content-area disciplines such as science, math and social studies, to model collaborative communication and practice with our future teachers.


Candidates must be committed to teaching excellence, service to the College, community engagement, and professional development. Responsibilities for full time faculty include a 4/4 teaching load, academic advising, committee service, and course/program development. Teaching assignments may include online or hybrid courses and may be at the undergraduate or graduate level.


Preference will be given to candidates with an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.).  Experience teaching children from Pre-K through 12, with a preference for those who have worked at the Early Childhood and Early Elementary levels.  Evidence of engaging teaching that supports and motivates students.  Commitment to the integration of digital technology and its implementation in the classroom. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching.


Thomas offers a competitive benefits package to include:


Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 6% 403(b) matching plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, on-site gym, meal discounts and free tuition for employees, spouse and dependent children.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, vitae, and names of three professional references.  Please include an email address on your application materials



Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer.

Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.

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