SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure-track faculty contribute to the College's values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.
The Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department offers degree programs in Early Childhood and Childhood Education (B-6) and in Inclusive Early Childhood Education (B-2) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are committed to providing future educators with unique learning opportunities that merge coursework from our programs with early practice teaching experiences within our Professional Development Schools (PDS) and extensive field placements. Our programs prepare teachers to create child-centered, inquiry-based and developmentally appropriate learning environments and to advocate for children's equitable educational opportunities from birth through grade six. We are committed to preparing teachers to respond to the needs of all children and families in an increasingly diverse and global society. Early Childhood and Childhood Education faculty represent a rich array of interests with core values including effective leadership, policy formulation, inquiry, equity, eco-justice and collaboration. The position provides an opportunity to join a department with an innovative approach to teacher education.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, such as Integrated Curriculum Development for Children B-8 years old; Children, Families and Communities; Assessment and Observation of Young Children.
Provide academic advisement to students.
Observe student teachers as needed.
Work in professional development schools and build partnerships with child care centers and schools.
Scholarship/Research A consistent and ongoing research and publication agenda are expected.
Service Active service is expected at the departmental, school and college level in order to sustain the shared goals of the community.
Knowledge of emergent, play-based curriculum, assessment and instruction for children with and without special needs ages birth to age 8;
Skills and experiences in partnering with infant/toddler/preschool and elementary educators;
Cultural competence and commitment to diversity and Inclusion as part of anticipated career trajectory;
Demonstrated diversity of thought and experience in both their personal and scholarly pursuits;
Creativity in course and curricular design;
Effective interpersonal and organizational skills;
Support of the SUNY Cortland mission, vision, values and priorities.
An earned doctorate in early childhood education, early childhood special education, or a closely related field, or ABD with designated completion date;
Knowledge of early childhood discipline, including curriculum and best practices for infants, toddlers and preschool age children;
Evidence of scholarly engagement including research-based presentations and/or publications;
Evidence of excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Minimum of three years' successful experience teaching in early childhood and/or elementary school settings;
Experience teaching in or working with child care environments;
Experience teaching in or working with schools with culturally diverse populations including English language learners and children with disabilities;
Knowledge of learning standards for early childhood education and early childhood professional preparation and related issues regarding curriculum implementation and assessments;
Evidence of demonstrated academic, professional and/or personal experience in engaging with diversity, equity and inclusion;
College teaching experience;
Demonstrated ability to utilize technology and integrate it into instruction;
Experience in early childhood curriculum integration and collaborative teaching;
Experience working collaboratively in professional development schools and/or in partnership with P-6 schools and/or child care environments.
SUNY Cortland is one of 64 campuses in the State University of New York system. The State University of New York is a quality public university that combines world-renowned faculty, dedicated staff, and a truly diverse body of talented students to pursue its mission in every corner of the state: "to learn, to search, to serve."