Part-Time Assistant Adjunct Professor of Education, Spring 2021 (EDUC 260) - Essential

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Part-Time Assistant Adjunct Professor of Education, Spring 2021 (EDUC 260) - Essential


About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit www.mills.edu.


Job Description:

The School of Education (SOE) at Mills College has a long history of commitment to the community's children. In 1926, Mills became the first college west of the Mississippi to open a Children's Laboratory School and continues to offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic programs and certifications in educator preparation, leadership, and related fields. Currently, the School of Education maintains important collaborative arrangements with neighboring school districts, including Oakland Unified School District and hosts a range of grants-funded programming centered on closing the opportunity gap for diverse youth and inquiry-based work with educators to deepen and extend their teaching practice in a range of settings.

Job Description:
EDUC 260 - Therapeutic Play for Children Affected by Illness, Injury, and Special Needs

Department: The Child Life Program in the School of Education at Mills College is pleased to announce an opportunity for an instructor to teach EDUC 260 - Therapeutic Play for Children Affected by Illness, Injury, and Special Needs for SPRING 2020.

Course Description:
While play is the natural language of all children, therapeutic play is the tool of child life specialists. Child Life Specialists, and others that work with children with illness, injury, or special needs utilize therapeutic play to help pediatric patients understand illness, injury, and treatment. This course allows students to learn the principles of therapeutic play as well as the tools to design, implement, and reflect on these interventions.

Compensation:
For faculty new to Mills, compensation is $6,000 per course without a terminal degree and $6,500 per course with a terminal degree. Adjunct compensation is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and increases with seniority at Mills College.


Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications are a Master's Degree in Education or an associated field. Terminal degree in Teacher Education or an associated field preferred.

Preferred:
Familiarity and experience with Child Life and hospitalized children and families. Experience designing and implementing therapeutic play interventions as well as collaborating and partnering with children on their health care and coping needs.


Additional Information:

This is an exempt, part-time position. The compensation includes state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Sick Day accrual. Employees also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.


Application Instructions:

Click the "Apply Now" button below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:

  • Employee Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Statement
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement: Please describe your commitment to DEI. How have you worked to advance DEI in your current or previous positions? If hired at Mills, how would you contribute to the College's commitments to racial and gender justice and inclusive excellence?
  • Names, addresses, and email contacts for two professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time.

Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



To apply, visit https://mills.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=125808&CNTRNO=2&TSTMP=0





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Posted: 10/22/2020
Application Due: 10/22/2032
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