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Assistant/Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies

St. Cloud State University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Child and Family Studies Department is one of three licensing departments in the College of Education and Learning Design (CoELD) whose programs fulfill educator license requirements for the State of Minnesota. The CFS department offers certificates leading to licensure, and both graduate and undergraduate degrees. The programs of study in CFS include Early Childhood Education (ECE), Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Parent Education (PE), and Family Studies, all of which fulfill the license requirements for the respective areas of study. It is the only program in the state in which early childhood education, early childhood special education, and parent and family education are combined in one department, providing a genuine early learning and education focus. The Child and Family Studies Department enjoys collaborative relationships with SCSU’s Lindgren Early Learning Center, which is nationally accredited by NAEYC and NAECP, and all CoELD licensing departments.

  • Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate courses in the early childhood special education program and early childhood education program.
  • Advising and supporting students involved in departmental courses and programs.
  • Supervision of field placements, student teaching, and participation in edTPA preparation.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), or closely related field.
  • Experience in teaching Early Childhood Special Education at university level evidencing a strong record of student support.
  • Holds or held a professional educator license in ECSE (Birth to grade three) or able to obtain a MN license.
  • Demonstrated record of teaching excellence in ECSE -Minimum 3 years as lead teacher or teacher of record. 
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technology in instruction, both at the university level and with early learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from minoritized, historically marginalized, and/or culturally diverse groups.

Preferred Qualifications

  • EL/ESL minor studies, certification, or demonstrated successful experiences working with multilingual learners.
  • Demonstrated record of recent leadership in program development.
  • Demonstrated record of writing and scholarly activities related to early intervention/early childhood special education
  • Experience with face-to-face and on-line synchronous and asynchronous teaching.
  •  Experience in supervision of field placements and/or/student teachers.
  •  Experience preparing pre-service teachers for teacher performance evaluation.
  • Experience/membership in national organizations associated with early childhood special education.
  • Previous experience partnering with affiliated lab school 
To learn more about the College of Education and Learning Design and the Department of Child and Family Studies click on links.   The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a professional goal to become an outstanding teacher-scholar through the use of research-based, best-practices pedagogy. They are expected to teach using both in-person and alternative delivery methods such as online and hybrid. They will regularly engage in ongoing professional development and innovation opportunities focused on pedagogical growth.   The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State System’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization.   In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 
  1.  teach and/or perform assignments effectively; 
  2.  conduct scholarly research and/or engage in creative works; 
  3.  continue preparation and study in their discipline; 
  4.  contribute to student growth and development; and 
  5.  provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)

About St. Cloud State University

Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre- professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.   Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here   Why Work For Us: Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals 

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Chocoletta Simpson. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121. 




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