Sr. Lect/Dir Child Dev Lab

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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Sr. Lect/Dir Child Dev Lab


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Department Summary:

The Department of Teacher Education and Administration (TE&A) seeks a Senior Lecturer (Non-Tenure Track) in Early Childhood Education to begin May 2021. The successful candidate will join the UNT’s Child Development Lab (CDL) as the Director as well as becoming a member of the Early Childhood faculty in a dynamic undergraduate program leading to EC-6 teacher certification. Childhood Education faculty also participate in the department’s graduate programs. Of particular interest to the College of Education (COE) are candidates who are committed to improving people’s lives through powerful learning, social-emotional wellness, physical health, civic engagement, and anti-racist education.

UNT is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. UNT is located only 26 miles north of DFW International Airport. At over 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities and is highly diverse. It is also ranked in the top 8% of USA universities based on racial, geographic, gender, and age diversity and among the nation’s top 100 universities for social mobility and ethnic diversity (U.S. News & World Report, 2020 College Rankings).

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (offered at the UNT campus and online) in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum & Instruction and provide service to the Department, College, University, community constituencies, and professional organizations. As Director of the Child Development Lab, the successful candidate will collaborate with COE faculty in creating an environment conducive to research. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the daily, on-site responsibility for the operation of the child-care center, including maintaining compliance with the minimum standards, licensing laws, staffing, budget, and daily operations in compliance with Texas code and university policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

(1) Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field; (2) college-level teaching experience; (3) evidence of excellence in college-level teaching; (4) evidence of experience as a director, assistant director, or as a caregiver working directly with children in a DFPS licensed or certified child-care center (or similar type of day care center that was formerly licensed, certified, or accredited by DFPS) or experience as a director, assistant director, or caregiver working directly with children in a licensed or certified child-care center in another state or country-6 years of closely related professional experience is required; (5) minimum of six college credit hours in management. (6) active Child-Care Center Director’s Certificate.

Preferred Qualifications:

(1) Doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field; (2) Teaching experience and/or work in a childcare that focuses on and with Communities of Color like those found in Texas; (3) Proficient in Spanish.

Required License / Registration / Certification:

Active Child-Care Center Director’s Certificate.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include the following documents: (a) Cover letter addressing minimum and preferred requirements; (b) transcripts (unofficial can be submitted but if offered the position, candidates must supply official prior to hiring); © curriculum vitae or resume; (d) names and contact information for three references; (e) “other” document = copy of Child-Care Center Director’s Certificate

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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time