Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Employer
Governors State University
Location
University Park, IL

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Faculty Jobs
Education, Child Development & Family Studies

Job Details

Position Type:

Visiting Professor

Classification Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor

Position's Functional Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Position Start Date:

08/16/2021

Position End Date (if temporary):

08/15/2022

Position Summary:

This position is for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor position within the College of Education in the field of Early Childhood Education. Candidates must hold a doctorate in Early Childhood Education or related field conferred by August 1, 2021. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Early Childhood field in the following modalities: online, hybrid, and on campus. The candidate will also build online courses. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, ability to teach non-traditional or diverse student populations, and ability to collaborate in a positive manner with a diverse group of faculty and staff. Governors State University (GSU) was founded in 1969, originally as an upper-division institution with a primary focus of serving community college graduates pursuing baccalaureate degrees. During the five intervening decades, GSU has grown to become the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 6,000 students annually in 85 different bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs. GSU features a highly diverse faculty and staff of roughly 1,000 employees that reflect the students and community we serve. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students from across the region and around the world. From its mission statement, Governors State University is committed to offering an exceptional and accessible education that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU seeks to serve as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Earned doctorate in Early Childhood 2. Experience in creating online courses 3. Ability to teach on-campus, hybrid, and/or online courses in Early Childhood Education/Education 4. Hold or have held a Professional Educator’s License (PEL)

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Advanced training in building online courses 2. Quality Matters Certified 3. Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses 4. Experience in curriculum development 5. Experience teaching underrepresented students

Posting Date:

08/03/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Posting Number:

FA0406P

Type of Search:

External

Quicklink for Posting:

https://employment.govst.edu/postings/6033

Organization

Working at Governors State University

Success by Degrees

GSU is an “island of excellence,” according to Dr. Martha J. Kanter, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education. With bold, new initiatives, 23 bachelor’s, 27 master’s, and five doctoral degree programs, GSU excels at providing the quality education that is essential for success in today’s world.

Success by Opportunity

GSU’s exemplary efforts bring unequalled education opportunities to the region’s diverse population. The university is remarkably inclusive and serves students from a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The student body, like the faculty and staff, reflect a rich blend of ideas, perspectives, talents, and life experiences.

Success by Innovation

GSU, expanding on its commitment to excellence and reflecting the best research on student success, will become a full-service university with the admission of its inaugural freshman class in 2014. The groundbreaking Dual Degree Program encourages community college students to complete both an associate and bachelor’s degree at an affordable tuition rate and with comprehensive academic advising.

Success by Commitment

GSU is committed to serving as the region’s public square and making the community stronger through programs and partnerships in education, healthcare, government, and business. The Center for Performing Arts and Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park integrate arts and education. The university is also fully committed to sustainability through its alternative energy and conservation efforts.

Success by Excellence

GSU, the only public university in the Chicago Southland region, is a national model in providing education pathways that lead its graduates to lives rich in purpose, commitment, and contribution.

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