Assistant or Associate Professor - Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 168617
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Oct 11 2023 Job Description:
The School of Teacher Education (STE) within the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences is a national leader in teacher preparation. As the first educator preparation program in the State with a registered teacher apprenticeship program, STE works closely with school districts through traditional face-to-face teaching and innovative Grow You Own programming to develop highly prepared teachers. Housed in The School of Teacher Education at Western Kentucky University, the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Program offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, birth through kindergarten. The program is designed to prepare early childhood educators to work with children both with and without disabilities, ages birth through five years, and their families. Graduates are prepared for positions in public schools, Head Start programs, child care centers, and other private agencies serving young children and their families.
IECE faculty members work collaboratively to maintain the rigor of the programs and foster community engagement to provide students with opportunities to have an impact in their communities while they are students. The IECE program in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track eligible Assistant or Associate Professor.
Teach courses at the undergraduate/graduate level in the areas of early childhood and special education
Provide effective leadership and supervision of field experiences
Conduct research and scholarly activities
Work collaboratively with other faculty to develop and implement effective and appropriate programs and policies
Serve on university, college, and program committees
Demonstrate an active commitment to diversity within the IECE program including faculty, staff, and students
Serve as faculty advisor to undergraduate and graduate students
Support student engagement in community service learning activities
Utilize alternative methods of delivery or web-based instruction or strong desire to gain experience with alternative methods of delivery
Potential for attracting external funding
BCBAs are encouraged to apply
Earned doctorate in early childhood education, early childhood special education, or related field
Minimum of three years of experience working in schools with students with diverse needs
Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research in early childhood or special education
Demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching, outreach, and service at the university level
Experience teaching in early childhood environments
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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