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Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

Employer
Wilkes University
Location
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Salary
Competitive with benefits
Date posted
Apr 23, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Wilkes University invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month Assistant Professor in Early Childhood and Elementary Education serving the undergraduate education department. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the Early Childhood Education Pathway. This online degree completion pathway is designed specifically to make education accessible and affordable to a population of educators who seek training and credentials at the early childhood and elementary level, PK-4. The School of Education provides opportunities for students to grow academically, personally and professionally. The program promotes an appreciation for diversity and child development, as well as a regard for research-based and innovative practices. The ethics of service and dedication are expected of Teacher Education students to meet the unique needs of all students within the learning community.

The successful candidate is responsible for instruction of online early childhood and elementary education coursework with hybrid and face to face courses assigned as needed. Wilkes believes in partnerships in education to better serve each child and as a result is working with PACCA and community colleges to offer the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship to students. The successful candidate will coordinate the ECE pathway program, advise students enrolled in this program, and collaborate with early childcare centers across the state and beyond.

An earned doctorate in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, child and family studies, or a related discipline with experience in early childhood education organizations and statewide initiatives is required. Candidates will demonstrate successful collaboration with others, leadership in the field of early childhood education, and effective and inclusive communication skills. Effective experience in online course development and online teaching is required. Teacher certification and a minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience in PK-4 is required.

Reading/Literacy Specialist Certification and experience teaching in higher education are preferred. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in local and global education, an articulated scholarly research agenda with a high potential to progress on a tenure track path.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,260 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,250 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit https://wilkesuniversitycareers.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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Wilkes University

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,200 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,200 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each student and contributing vitally to economic development in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

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