Closes: Monday, December 23, 2019
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Master’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Studies, or Early Childhood Special Education or
Master’s degree plus 18 graduate semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Child Development
· Teaching experience in a community college or university setting
Instructor Early Childhood Education posted is located on the Harris Campus. This is a grant funded position until June 30, 2024.
The Early Childhood department offers Associates in Applied Science Degrees and Certifications in areas related to teaching and caring for children from birth to age 8. Students receive instruction in areas such as child development, child guidance, working with families and community agencies, health, safety, and nutrition, appropriate teaching methods for young children, curriculum planning, and practical, hands-on experience in an early childhood setting.
The successful candidate will hold a Master's Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field, will have extensive experience working in a school, center, or agency setting serving young children and their families, and will have the educational background and practical expertise to teach in at least two of the areas noted above.
Early Childhood instructors carry a minimum load of 18 credit hours of teaching each semester. Teaching requires adherence to the Master Syllabus of the course (an agreed upon document created by the faculty) through planning and implementation of learning activities that carry high levels of student engagement and active learning and provide assessment feedback that allows the student to further grow. The Instructor will participate in weekly faculty meetings, required College activities, and serve on at least one College Committee.
Central Piedmont Community College is a comprehensive institution which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment with the College:
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
I. Mastery of Subject Matter
a. Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field or discipline.
b. Display an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
c. Connect their subject matter with related fields.
d. Stay current in their subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences, or workshops.
e. Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate.
II. Teaching Performance
a. Teach a course load appropriate to their field or discipline.
b. Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.
c. Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.
d. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
e. Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the internet, telecourses, interactive technology, when appropriate.
f. Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.
g. Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives.
h. Incorporate core competencies into curriculum.
i. Develop, update, and post course syllabi in a timely manner.
III. Evaluation of Student Learning
a. Establish meaningful learning student learning outcomes for courses/programs.
b. Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes.
c. Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning. d. Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grade rosters to division administrator each semester according to established deadlines.
e. Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.
IV. Support of College Policies and Procedures
a. Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment.
b. Teach credit or non-credit courses within field or discipline as needed.
c. Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation.
d. Serve as faculty advisor within the current college advisement system.
e. Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies.
f. Maintain confidentiality of student information.
g. Substitute for other instructors within field or discipline in case of an absence.
h. Exercise stewardship of college facilities and materials.
i. Record and provide attendance data in accordance with College Policies and Procedures.
V. Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities
a. Serves on college, divisional, and program committees as assigned.
b. Participate in meeting and events required by the college, division, and program administrators.
c. Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college, division, and program administrators.
d. Support both part-time and full-time colleagues.
e. Contribute to program and division curriculum development processes.
f. Participate in graduation ceremonies
g. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or as a part of a team.
VI. Contribution to Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs
a. Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans.
b. Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.
c. Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals on the college and its constituents.
d. Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and programs.
e. Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty and staff.
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