Academic Professional Track (APT) Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education...

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Functional Title:

Academic Professional Track (APT) Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education as Student-Teacher Coordinator

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

HDFS, one of nine departments within the School of Health and Human Sciences, is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary study, diversity, and internationalization. The department has 24 full-time faculty, over 600 undergraduate majors, and approximately 100 graduate students in MEd, MS, and PhD programs. Students of color make up over 50% of the student population in HDFS. The department is committed to a faculty that is representative of the diverse community and student population it serves. At the undergraduate level, students prepare to work with young children by enrolling in the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure or Early Care and Education areas. At the graduate level, the Department has a master’s degree program in Birth through Kindergarten Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development and two certificate programs in early childhood. Each of these graduate and undergraduate programs is offered jointly with the Department of Specialized Services in the School of Education. HDFS faculty are highly engaged in early childhood education (ECE) research related to the quality of care children receive in early childhood settings, including studies that address the measurement of the ECE quality, children’s equitable access to high-quality ECE programs, and the effective preparation of early childhood teachers.

Position Summary:

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) seeks to fill a twelve-month Academic Professional Track (APT) Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in HDFS who will serve as the coordinator for student teaching and teaching internships. We are seeking a colleague whose interests focus on mentoring pre-service teachers and supervising and coordinating student teachers’ credentialing and licensing requirements. The successful candidate should have a priority of serving children and families from diverse family structures, racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds across diverse settings, as well as working with racially, ethnically and culturally diverse staff and university students.

The position has a flexible start date, but no later than August 1, 2021.

Working with a committed team of program directors and coordinators who collaboratively oversee the policies and procedures of the program, responsibilities of this position include:

1. Teaching in a multi-disciplinary Birth through Kindergarten teacher preparation program intentionally structured to prepare university students to work effectively with diverse groups of children, with and without disabilities, in inclusive and culturally responsive settings;

2. Advising and mentoring early childhood education university students/pre-service teachers from diverse racial, ethnic,
socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds;

3. Coordinating with School of Education personnel and program faculty regarding state licensure preparation and credentialing; and

4. Supporting the department through institutional and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Science, Master of Education, or Master of Arts degree (requirements completed by August 1, 2021) in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Teaching, Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Evidence of competence in teaching and/or mentoring pre-service or in-service early educators.
  • Experience with credentialing and licensure programs.
  • Documented teaching experience in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising pre-service teachers, building relationships with community teachers and professionals, and developing placement sites.
  • Experience and knowledge of edTPA and NC licensing requirements.
  • Experience working with children with disabilities and their families.
  • Experience coordinating/administering professional or educational activities in the early childhood field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring university students representing diverse racial, socioeconomic, ability, first generation, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience with online teaching (including synchronous and asynchronous delivery method) course development and delivery.

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin April 20, 2021 and will remain open until filled. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter of interest describing qualifications and fit with each of the position’s minimum qualifications, as well as two or more of the preferred qualifications for the position. In addition, applicants must submit the following application materials: a curriculum vitae or resume; a statement regarding their philosophy of teaching young children from diverse experiences and their families, and a statement discussing supervision and preparation of early childhood teachers in order to effectively serve young children and families in all their diversity; and the names and contact information of three references. All materials should be submitted via the website. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Karen La Paro, Search Committee Chair, [email protected] For assistance with uploading application materials, contact Melissa Barnes by phone (336-334-5896) or email ([email protected]).

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least two (2) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when a candidate is being considered for interview.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Human Devlp and Family Studies - 12403

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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - O, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - O, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - F, Bending - F, Squatting - O, Reaching - F

Work Environment:

Inside - F, Outside - O




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Job No:
Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 7/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time