Tenure Track Early Childhood Studies (Assoc. Professor)

Pomona, California
Dec 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Early Childhood Studies in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor to begin by August 2019.  We seek an individual with expertise in Early Childhood Studies (Birth-8) and experience with a diverse population of students and a doctorate degree in Early Childhood Studies, Child Development, or related field, as well as a strong commitment to social justice and equity within early childhood education.

The position presents an outstanding opportunity to work with higher education professionals in a diverse and dynamic region. The scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus is located 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and represents the extensive racial/ethnic diversity of the urban area. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to serving a highly diverse student body, reflecting our service area and the educational equity goals of the University, department, and programs. The Cal Poly Pomona campus is recognized nationally for quality, affordability, and helping diverse students achieve economic success. Cal Poly Pomona is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

At Cal Poly Pomona, we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation.  We demonstrate academic quality, relevance, and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with student-centered faculty in an evidence-based culture.  Cal Poly Pomona is committed to being the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.

The Position:  Primary duties are to: 1) teach in the Early Childhood Studies in a 4/4 teaching load (3/3 for the first two years). Please check the department website for more information on the courses offered: https://www.cpp.edu/~ceis/early-childhood-studies/index.shtml; 2) engage in scholarly activities that could include our students and includes research and publication, fellowship and grant programs, and presentations at professional conferences; 3) advise undergraduate students interested in careers related to Early Childhood Studies; 4) participate in the broader Child Development and Early Childhood Education community, especially within the local area; 5) participate in committee work, community service related to one’s academic expertise, and  University governance.  Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective on early childhood education and a commitment to preparing students who are committed to preparing students to work effectively in a diverse society and a multigenerational perspective are encouraged to apply. Salary and appointment at the untenured Associate Professor level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

•             Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Studies, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Developmental Psychology, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution in the US or from a non-US institution with equivalent accreditation by time of appointment

•             Evidence of a teaching record towards excellence for this appointment;

•             Evidence of professional and scholarly work that aligns with the College’s commitment to social justice and developmentally appropriate early childhood pedagogy;

•             Evidence of a beginning professional and scholarly track record;

•             Evidence of practical experience or related work in early childhood (Birth-8 years);

•             Evidence of commitment to active involvement with the Early Childhood community.

•             Demonstration of ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, creative and scholarly activities, teaching, advising, and service, while working in an inclusive environment.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

•             Scholarly engagement with topics in early childhood education and/or child development;

•             Scholarly and/or professional engagement in Early Childhood on Special Education and/or Dual Language;

•             Active participation in Early Childhood/Child Development professional associations or networks related to area of expertise;

•             Demonstrated commitment to active, student-centered learning;

•             Experience working with the national early childhood standards and accreditation and willingness to learn California Early Childhood System;

•             Experience and willingness to develop and teach in an online modality;

•             Experience teaching at the college or university level.

Application Procedure:  A completed application will consist of:

             Letter of interest describing the candidate’s teaching and scholarly experience and interests, and addressing the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;

             A statement of teaching philosophy;

             A student success statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or engaging with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single spaced) see http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/student_success_statement.pdf;

             Current curriculum vitae that includes the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;

             A completed Application for Academic Employment form (https://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication_feb2017.pdf);

             Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (an official transcript will be required of finalists) showing the highest degree earned;

             Finalists for the position will be required to provide three written recent letters of reference.

Completed application packages uploaded to Interfolio by January 28, 2019, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until it is filled. Additional information about the position is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/open-positions/index.shtml. Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at http://www.cpp.edu//~faculty-affairs/open-positions/. General questions can be submitted to the following:

ECS Faculty Search Committee

c/o:        Susan A. Honkoski

Administrative Coordinator

Early Childhood Studies

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, CA 91768

Email:  [email protected]

Phone:  909-869-3153

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