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Early Childhood Education - Full Time Tenure Track Faculty

We are Harper College…the college in your community.

The College was established by referendum in 1965 and opened September 1967. It is named for Dr. William Rainey Harper, a pioneer in the junior college movement in the United States and the first president of the University of Chicago.

Harper College is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College’s academic programs prepare students for rewarding careers and for transfer to four-year universities. Harper offers associate degree and certification programs, advanced career programs, workforce training, professional development, continuing education classes, accelerated degree options for adults and developmental education programs.

  • At least a Master's degree from an accredited institution in early childhood education.
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a classroom teacher working with young children in a Birth-3rd grade learning environment
  • Illinois Professional Educator License preferred
  • Experience teaching Early Childhood Education courses at the college level preferred
  • Special Notes *You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
  • A one-page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you use assessment and instructional technology with adult learners.

The Early Childhood Education department has experienced recent growth and expects this trend to continue based on the current shortage of qualified teachers in the State of Illinois.

We are looking for candidates who are committed to student success and have experience delivering instruction in various modalities. A successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in the classroom as well as an understanding of theoretical concepts within the disciplines.


The Business and Social Sciences Divisions provides transfer ready programs and courses in social science, such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology and sociology.


This position reports to the Dean of Business and Social Sciences. Full time faculty are expected to teach 15 contact hours, serve on department/division/institutional committees, hold 6 office hours per week, and pursue professional development opportunities related to early childhood education.

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