The Department of Human Services invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the online Birth-Kindergarten program beginning August 1, 2021. This is not a remote position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
The prospective faculty member will teach online, supervise, and advise in the Birth-Kindergarten program. In addition, faculty will share program responsibilities, provide service, and conduct research. Service to the university, community, and region requires the faculty member to live within reasonable proximity to the university. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, a record of community/public engagement, and evidence of a scholarly research agenda.
An earned doctorate or ABD (by date of hire) in early childhood education, early childhood special education, child development, or a closely related field; expertise in working with young children birth-kindergarten; eligibility for North Carolina licensure. Degree must be from an accredited institution.
Experience in the following: teaching in a B-K classroom; teaching in higher education birth-kindergarten/early childhood; advising students; supervising interns in preschool and kindergarten settings; mentoring pre-service and new teachers; supporting students transitioning from community college to 4-year institution; literacy education; experience with edTPA portfolio; online instruction and development of online courses; and evidence of a research agenda.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted.
As part of your application you will asked to attach a cover letter, VITA, complete transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for the screening stage), current licensure, and current contact information for five professional references.
For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Cathy Grist Chair, Birth-Kindergarten Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.