Assistant Preschool Teacher
Posting Number NC779P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/20900
Working Title Assistant Preschool Teacher
Position Number 15323
Department Jean Tyson Child Development Center
About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
Department Home Page
Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
The Assistant Preschool Teacher, under the immediate supervision of the Lead Preschool Teacher will join the Lead Teacher in designing and implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum for the ages and stages and individual needs of the children in her/his care. This emergent curriculum, based on best practice, will ensure the acceptance of the value of all children and families and maintain program-adopted assessment practices. The Assistant Teacher will model for and mentor undergraduate students and hourly aides. Additionally, the Assistant Teacher will adhere to the standards of NAEYC accreditation, Better Beginnings, and state licensing regulations; follow faculty guidelines to enhance the learning experiences of UA lab students; provide an aesthetically pleasing, healthy and safe, well-maintained physical environment that stimulates a child's learning and encourages a child's creativity and self-expression; create and maintain an open, professional dialogue with parents and colleagues; and contribute to the overall growth of our program and team.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
- Associate's degree in child development from an accredited institution of higher education
- Involved with professional development and a member/participant of an early childhood organization
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes
If yes, please specify CPR Certification (if not currently certified, Center administration will coordinate the necessary training)
- Bachelor's degree in Human Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Child Development or Birth through Kindergarten, or a comparable degree such as a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge to create developmentally appropriate curriculum
- Ability to provide an aesthetically pleasing, healthy and safe, well-maintained physical environment that stimulates a child's learning and encourages a child's creativity and self-expression
- Ability to effectively communicate with parents and colleagues in a confident, respectful, and professional manner
- Ability to adhere to the standards of NAEYC accreditation, Better Beginnings, and state licensing regulations
- Ability to model best practices for, mentor, and supervise assistant teachers, aides, and university students in the respective classroom
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.
- Repetitive motion
- Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, etc).
Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week (schedule may vary based on department needs)
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? Yes
If yes, please specify
- Criminal background check
- Sex offender registry check
- Drug screening
Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 06/23/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a minimum of an associate's degree in child development, or a comparable degree, from an accredited institution of higher education?
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
- Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.
- Proof of Veterans Status