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Assistant Professor (Early Childhood Education)
Title:Assistant Professor (Early Childhood Education)
Department:Community College
Location:801 North Capitol Street

The University of the District of Columbia is seeking a dynamic, patron-centered individual with collaboration skills and experiences to serve as the Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education. The Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, is responsible for teaching a full range of courses in early care and education, child development, working with families, communication and problem solving, curriculum, anti-bias approaches, inclusion of children with special needs, and administrative/supervision. This position reports to the Program Coordinator for Education. This is a permanent 9 month, tenure- track position.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: Full-time, Permanent tenure track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Commensurate with rank and experience

Salary Range: $41,722 - $65,838

Closing Date: April 19, 2013

Location: 801 North Capitol Street, NE, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The Assistant Professor for Early Childhood Education teaches courses in early childhood education, during the day, evening, and/or weekend, which may include more than one campus site, assists with the recruitment of new students, advises and assists with the retention of current student; answers student inquiries (emails and voicemail messages) in a timely manner, coordinates program activities with other instructors in the discipline, maintains and demonstrates competence in teaching, research, and professional, including participation in professional associations (NAEYC) and community service, keeps abreast of current developments in the field of early childhood education, engages in scholarly activities, conducts a minimum of five office hours per week, and helps to develop and teach appropriate online courses.  The Assistant Professor also participates in the college governance process and college-wide committees, adheres to college and program policies and procedures, participates fully in curriculum development and revision, recommends selection of textbooks and other instructional materials, familiarity with and conducts assessments of student learning outcomes (course and program levels) in accordance with the standards of the College and Middle States Commission of Higher Education and oversees program review on a scheduled basis.

Required Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. or Master's degree in early childhood education, child development, human development with specialization in child development/early childhood education.  Must have at least two years of full-time teaching, community college teaching is preferred.  The applicant must have an understanding of current issues and student demographics, experience with instructional technology and online learning including Blackboard, knowledge of and commitment to constructivist, family centered and anti-bias approaches to early childhood education, including practical and theoretical understanding of children, curriculum and profession, evidence of successful teaching experience in early childhood education, training and expertise in the provision of research based, best practices of education service provisions for children and youth, skill in teaching a diverse student body with various learning styles, familiarity or knowledge of differentiated instruction, possess a high level of professionalism, including collaboration, excellent communication and customer service skills, and commitment to a learner-centered environment and ability to work with colleagues and administrators in the development of goals for the curriculum and the Community College in a fast-paced environment.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia's retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-6769.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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