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Adjunct Faculty - Department of Teacher Education, Kinesiology, and Educational Studies - Early Childhood Education

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Part-time Faculty Positions

DePaul University invites expressions of interest for a pool of qualified Part Time Faculty to teach courses in a variety of disciplines across all 10 colleges and schools. Individuals may enter expressions of interest by submitting their credentials to any posting for which they are qualified to teach. Postings are organized by college/school and department. Screening of individuals in the pool is ongoing, depending on curricular need and funding. Individuals will be contacted by the department if they reach the finalist stage for teaching a particular course or set of courses. The pool will remain in place until the closing date specified in the posting details; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must resubmit. All individuals in the pool will be notified by email when the posting is closed.

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Job ID: 47842

College/School: College of Education

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The Early Childhood Education Program of the Department of Teacher Education, Kinesiology, and Educational Studies, in the College of Education, invites expressions of interest for part-time faculty teaching opportunities for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Part-time teaching positions become available throughout the academic year, including summer sessions. Applicants with expertise that matches the Program's course staffing needs will be contacted for an interview. Since course schedules fluctuate in day/night and session frequency from quarter to quarter, selected individuals will work with the Program Director to determine their quarterly schedules. Courses are not guaranteed; however, the Department does its best to give adjunct instructors ample notice about available courses and potential course cancellations. Presently, no weekend courses are scheduled. Some courses are taught online or through hybrid delivery models. Other courses (e.g., internships) require instructors to conduct field supervision of teacher candidates across the quarter, in placements around the city of Chicago and sometimes the collar suburbs. Please note: DePaul's academic year is based upon quarters of 11 weeks. There are three quarters across September-June, with breaks between them. Please consult the DePaul University Web site's Academic Calendar for further information on this year's academic schedule.

The Early Childhood Education Program seeks applicants with expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Early Childhood: Infant and Toddler Programs
  • Early Childhood: Family and Community Programming
  • Early Childhood: Preschool and Primary-grade Math and Science
  • Early Childhood: Preschool and Primary-grade Social Studies
  • Early Childhood: Preschool and Primary-grade Integrated Arts Education
  • Early Childhood: ESL/Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Early Childhood: Assessment
  • Early Growth and Development (including Health, Safety, and Nutrition)
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Early Language and Literacy, Acquisition and Development

The Supplemental Questions are designed to determine your specific, relevant areas of expertise in Early Childhood Education (ages birth through 8y):

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a master's degree and a minimum of three years' experience in the early childhood or child development fields. Some courses may require a doctoral degree. Applicants for curriculum and instruction (i.e., "methods") courses must have minimum of 5 years of licensed teaching experience.

The candidate must have demonstrated experience in working in teaching in an diverse learning environment.

Close Date: Jun 30, 2024

Applicant Documents Cover Letter(1)


Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.


Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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