Child & Family Education Instructor
Antelope Valley College
Child & Family Education Instructor
Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Months, RN 17-18
Salary: Range 13, $3,496.20/mo. + benefits
Deadline: September 17, 2017
Primary responsibility of a Child & Family Education/Education Instructor is to teach a variety of college-level courses that fulfill either general education requirements, count towards the Associate of Arts degree in Child Development/Education or AS-T in Early Childhood Education, certificate programs and California Child Development Permit.
Provide classroom instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
Assist with developing and maintaining the department's equity plan and socially just practices.
Help the college meet its commitment to global, cultural, social and environmental awareness through the praxis of equity, social justice and multicultural education.
Commit to professional development and practice of cultural humility.
Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, advising students, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, religious background and sexual orientation of community college students and staff.
• Master's in child development, early childhood education, special education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education OR Bachelor's in any of the above AND
• Master's in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, or family and consumer studies OR the equivalent.
AND a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (Assembly Bill 1725; Education Code 87360).
• Experience teaching in Child & Family Education/Education Development using inclusive pedagogies and course content at the post-secondary level to students of ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse backgrounds.
• Experience in teaching in an Early Childhood Education/Education setting (children ages 0-8).
• Advocacy in the field of early childhood education, and active participation on local and/or statewide child development communities.
• Demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in working cooperatively with colleagues in multiple departments and in serving on college committees in a shared governance organization.
• Knowledge, ability, and enthusiasm to teach any of the Department's Child & Family Education/Education courses.
• Experience and commitment to advising and mentoring students related to career and transfer options, to include service-learning and field experiences.
• Ability to use various teaching methods in both a classroom and laboratory setting that a) engage students in their own learning, including outcomes that motivate students to develop higher-order thinking skills, and b) ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of student progress.
• Knowledge of the California Early Childhood Educator Competencies and the National Association for the Education of Young accreditation standards, and commitment to the department's A.S. degree accreditation.
• Experience with teaching and/or strong desire to teach at the community college
• Ability to incorporate critical and equity pedagogics as well as apply equity mindedness to classroom engagement.
• Knowledge and experience applying culturally responsive practices.
• Experience and/or ability in developing new curricula and programs, and the ability to integrate multicultural perspectives and culturally responsive pedagogics as well as maintaining currency in the field.
• Experience integrating technology in the classroom and/or online teaching.
• Knowledge of and ability to communicate various issues and concerns facing historically under- represented students as it relates to the course content.
• Ability and commitment to working with a diverse division/team on implementing culturally inclusive practices and participating in dialogues on equity in education.
• Experience and ability in collaborating with the Child Development Center to support students receiving mentorship of practical experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Environment:
• Indoor, office environment.
(Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)
• Endurance within a classroom setting, teaching students while standing, sitting, or walking throughout the classroom.
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
• Vision sufficient to read various materials.
• Use of aids such as posters, bulletin boards, overhead projector, television, recorder, computer, and technological equipment.
• Retrieval, use, storage, and light lifting of teaching material, including books, equipment, assignments, etc.
• Personally model subject-matter knowledge in written and oral language.
• Accurately assess students' learning abilities, needs, and styles.
• Develop and implement a behavioral management process for monitoring, evaluating, and managing both appropriate and inappropriate student behaviors.
• Address stressful events, created by hostile students by (a) maintaining emotional control,
(b) listening without judgment or retaliation, (c) reasoning objectively and consistently,
(d) keeping at the forefront the best interests of the student, and (e) maintaining professionalism and due process.
For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at www.avc.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.