Assistant Professor - Early Childhood Education

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working TitleAssistant Professor - Early Childhood EducationPosting Number2019027FP Position Information

Classification TitleAssistant ProfessorClassification Code8003RCW Exemption Criteria10 - Academic PersonnelEWU Position NumberF99812CUPA Code13.01 - General EducationFLSAExempt - TeachingBargaining Unit UFE% Full Time100Salary / Wage RangeCUPASalary Information

The minimum salary for this position is $62,144 (no range defined).

Anticipated Start Date09/16/2020Term of Appointment9 months per year, mid-September through mid-JuneLocationCheney, WACountySpokaneProject Description


Project DurationN/ABackground CheckYes - Both Department Information

Level 1 User with AccessBekah BrayResponsible HR UserLori LivingstoneResponsible HR User Email [email protected] (inquiries only) Posting Text

Job Summary

The College of Arts, Letters, and Education, at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education, in the Department of Education to begin mid-September 2020.

The preparation of teachers is central to the mission of the Education Department and the selected individual will work closely with colleagues in all areas of the department.

Our program currently offers the following Early Childhood Education degree options:

  • Early Childhood Education with Special Education Option
  • Early Childhood Special Education Minor
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (online program)

We seek an outstanding early childhood educator with successful experience teaching in preschool – third grade settings as well as teaching early childhood education courses at the undergraduate level. Experience in inclusive early childhood education environments is highly desirable. Responsibilities will include teaching courses in early childhood assessment, guiding behavior, curriculum methods, and differentiated instruction for young children. Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

The candidate selected for this position may be expected to teach online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes according to the needs of the department.

Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2019. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The required start date for this position is 09/16/2020. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/16/20.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Physical Demands

None anticipated.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for the Assistant Professor Position in Early Childhood Education

Pre-Placement Physical NoHearing Test NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire NoProtective Equipment


Required Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related discipline (or ABD, with doctorate conferred by contract start date).
  • Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in preschool – third grade settings or the equivalent.
  • Record of ability to foster community relationships and engage in learning collaboratively with students, community partners, staff, and colleagues.
  • Successful college teaching experiences.
  • Experience teaching diverse populations and engaging with diverse communities.
  • Interest, experience and/or ability promoting cultural competency and/or diversity
  • Demonstrated ability to apply developmentally appropriate practices in early childhood (P-3) settings
  • Familiarity with NAEYC competencies for early childhood professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Preferred Qualifications

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Reliability and/or experience with Teaching Strategies Gold
  • Reliability and/or experience with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS)
  • Familiarity with state Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)
  • Expertise in the area of inclusive early childhood education and blended practices
  • 4 or more years of full-time, paid experience in teaching at the K-3 levels in public or private schools.
  • Active participation in local, state, or national early childhood work groups/professional organizations i.e. NAEYC membership
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
Work Schedule TypeOtherWork Schedule

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities. Teaching assignments may include evening or online classes.

Posting Date08/27/2019Open Until Further NoticeNoClosing DateScreening to Begin10/01/2019Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online faculty applications portal located here: If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resource Services at (509) 359-2381.
Position is open until further notice; screening will begin October 1, 2019. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below:

  • Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence: Attach evidence of effective teaching to include teaching evaluations if available for the most recent two years. Student evaluations should not include the original evaluation materials, but should be limited to 3rd party summaries.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
  • Additional optional links: if you have additional documents that serve as evidence of how you meet the qualifications, you may upload those items to the optional links labeled Other Document #1 and Other Document #2.
Job Duties

% of Time100Responsibility / Duty

A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

Typical workload for this position will involve 36 credits per academic year, subject to Department needs, mainly at EWU’s main campus in Cheney, WA

80% Teaching Responsibilities

  • Master of Education program courses which has options for early childhood education.
  • Undergraduate courses, i.e. Foundations of Early Childhood, Assessment in Early Childhood Education, Early Literacy, Diversity in Early Childhood Education
  • May be required to teach other courses that fulfill the need of the Department and Program.
  • Advising undergraduates and graduates.
  • All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of student learning outcomes.

Teaching also includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
  • Schedule and attend office hours
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines
  • Advise students who are declared majors on department, college and University requirements and career opportunities.

20% Scholarship & Service (Typically 10% each)

  • This position will be expected to engage in research and scholarship.
  • This position will be expected to engage in service through department, college, university, and community/civic organizations, including service on committees.
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    4. Diversity Response
    5. List of Professional References
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Document #1
    2. Other Document #2
    3. DD214 Form




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    Posted: 9/10/2019
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