Lecturer of Birth through Kindergarten

Kennesaw, GA
Oct 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer of Birth through Kindergarten

Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track Lecturer of Birth through Kindergarten faculty position in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Bagwell College of Education.

Position Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Birth through Kindergarten Lecturer is expected to collaborate with faculty across the Educator Preparation Provider, teach Birth through Kindergarten courses at the undergraduate level, including preschool curriculum courses, supervise and assist with field experiences, model effective teaching practices with diverse populations, and use instructional technology effectively. Some teaching will be conducted at off-campus sites. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience teaching college level coursework.
  • Three or more years of teaching at the infant/toddler, preschool, and/or kindergarten level
  • Experience or expertise in one or more of the following: Preschool and/or pre-K curriculum, infant toddler care, developmentally appropriate practices, observation and assessment of young children, program quality evaluation, young children with special needs, administration of child development centers
  • A minimum 18 graduate hours in child development or human development
  • Experience or expertise with equitable teaching and learning
  • Experience with collaborating with diverse children and families
  • Experience teaching in a public or private school
  • Experience with edTPA or performance-based assessments
  • Experience with CAEP (Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation)/ NAEYC Professional Preparation Standard

Required Education, qualifications, and experience:

Minimally the candidate will have:

  • Master's degree or higher in Early Childhood Education and Care or a closely related field (e.g., Child Development, Early Childhood Special Education) or the foreign equivalent. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
  • At least 18 graduate hours in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • At least two years of teaching experience with students in pre-K and/or preschool
  • Commitment to working in an environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and collaboration

The Bagwell College of Education (BCOE) is one of the largest and strongest teacher preparation units in the University System of Georgia offering bachelor's, master's, educational specialist, and doctor of education degree programs. All educator preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by Georgia's Professional Standards Commission (PSC). KSU's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is the university's umbrella organization for preparing educators and includes 13 departments from five colleges all of which collaborate on the design, delivery, approval, and accreditation of all educator preparation programs. The EPP serves as a model of university-wide responsibility for teacher education; field-based collaboration with practicing professionals and partner schools; infusion of technology for enhanced teaching and learning; and best practices for the inclusion of English learners and students with exceptionalities.

As one of the larger departments at KSU, the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education has more than 80 full-time and part-time faculty members. The department serves over 1,500 Elementary and Early Childhood Education undergraduate majors and over 100 graduate majors. It offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Its M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education is offered fully online. Certification for pre-kindergarten to grade five is embedded in the undergraduate program. A Birth to Kindergarten Bachelor of Science degree program is also offered.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.

Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status.

Georgia is an Open Records state.