Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education

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Job Summary: The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) invites applications for the position of Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education (ECE).

The successful candidate will contribute to the HDFS department through the following efforts:

1. Serve as the Director of the Cleo L. Craig Child Development Laboratory (CDL) on the OSU Stillwater campus, reporting to the HDFS Department Head. Specific responsibilities include:
-Oversee the vision, mission, and planning for the CDL in collaboration with CDL faculty and staff, HDFS department faculty, and the local community
-Management, supervision, and retention of CDL faculty and staff members
-Support and facilitate high quality programming for children enrolled in the CDL
-Work with HDFS accountant to maintain financial records and accounts for the CDL
-Work with CDL faculty and staff to provide them with relevant professional development opportunities
-Ensure that CDL policies, procedures, and programming are in line with government standards (Oklahoma Department of Human Services), NAEYC, and Stillwater Public Schools (including maintaining NAEYC national accreditation)
-Collaborate with other colleges and departments within OSU to facilitate student internships, observations, and research opportunities within the CDL
-Work effectively with CDL parents and families providing information, resources, and a warm and inviting environment
-Maintain positive relationships with CDL donors and cultivate donors when needed for CDL initiatives
-Seek funding to support the growth and viability of the CDL
-Carry out other duties as required to maintain high quality and innovative programming in the CDL and grow its reputation as a national model for early childhood education

2. Serve as an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Practice as an active member of the HDFS faculty.
-Teach three credit hours in the ECE program per semester as assigned
-Participate in HDFS faculty meetings, ECE program meetings, and meet regularly with the ECE program coordinator to facilitate connections between the ECE academic program and the CDL
-Contribute to the vision of the HDFS department and ECE Program
-Mentor students
-Carry out other duties as required

3. Work in a team-oriented environment as an active member of the HDFS department and ECE program.
-Demonstrate a commitment to pre-service teacher education
-Contribute to departmental outreach and engagement activities
-Participate in departmental, college, and university committees or other service
-Engage in responsibilities consistent with the land grant mission at OSU

Hiring Range:(Contingent upon available funding): Commensurate





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Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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