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Child Development Early Childhood Education Instructor FT Faculty - 10 months

Antelope Valley College
Lancaster, California
$57,235.07 - $84,543.93 Annually

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Antelope Valley College


Child Development Early Childhood Education Instructor FT Faculty - 10 months

Salary: $57,235.07 - $84,543.93 Annually

Deadline: 10/4/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


Complete job description and application available online at:



Full-time teaching assignment in the Social & Behavioral Sciences division. 



• In addition to teaching 15 lecture hour equivalents per semester, full-time faculty are responsible for five office hour per week and preparation time, and are expected to participate in faculty/division meetings


• Full-time faculty also participate in curricular planning, student learning outcomes, program learning outcomes, development, assessment, and implementation; evaluation of educational programs; and college governance contributory to the attainment of the college's mission and strategic goals


• Instructors may be assigned a combination of daytime, evening, online and/or Saturday classes, as the college is dedicated to the educational success of a diverse student body with diverse needs


• Continued professional development through the Faculty Professional Development Program or other sources is expected


• Travel between District locations is also expected



Applicant must meet one of the following requirements.

• Most current Minimum Qualifications for Faculty in California Colleges: Master's in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child-development/early childhood education, or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education or educational psychology with a specialization in child developmental/early childhood education. OR Bachelor's in any of the above, AND Master's in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology , bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies or family and consumer studies OR the equivalent. 

• Antelope Valley College Equivalency: Equivalency not needed, per division faculty

AND a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (Assembly Bill 1725; Education Code 87360).



Experience teaching in Child & Family Education/Education Development using inclusive pedagogies and course content at the post-secondary level to students of ethnically, economically, and culturally diverse backgrounds.

• Two years' experience in lead teaching in and Early Childhood Education/Education settings. (Children ages 0-8).

• Advocacy in the field of early childhood education, and active participation in local and/or statewide child development communities.

• Demonstrated enthusiasm and interest in working cooperatively with colleagues in multiple departments and in serving on college committees in a shared governance organization.

• Knowledge, ability, and enthusiasm to teach any of the Department's Child & Family Education/Education courses.

• Experience and commitment to advising and mentoring students related to career and transfer options, to include service-learning and field experiences.

• Ability to use various teaching methods in both a classroom and laboratory setting that a) engage students in their own learning, including outcomes that motivate students to develop higher-order thinking skills, and b) ensure consistent and appropriate monitoring of students progress.

• Knowledge of the California Early Childhood Educator Competencies and the National Association for the Education of Young accreditation standards, and commitment to the department's A.S. degree accreditation.

• Experience with teaching and/or strong desire to teach at the community college.

• Ability to incorporate critical and equity pedagogics as well as apply equity mindedness to classroom engagement.

• Knowledge and experience applying culturally responsive practices.

• Experience and/or ability in developing new curricula and programs, and the ability to integrate multicultural perspectives and culturally responsive pedagogics as well as maintaining currency in the field.

• Experience integrating technology in the classroom and/or online teaching.

• Knowledge of and ability to communicate various issues and concerns facing historically under-represented students as it relates to the course content.

• Ability and commitment to work with a diverse division/team on implementing culturally inclusive practices and participating in dialogues on equity in education.

• Experience and ability in collaborating with the Child Development Center to support students receiving mentorship of practical experience.


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.


Antelope Valley College is a comprehensive community college in the California Community College System dedicated to providing services to a broad range of students with a variety of educational goals. Antelope Valley College is dedicated to providing educational programs and services as expressed in the California Master Plan for Higher Education. The College is committed to equal educational opportunity and reinforces that commitment through a program of active affirmation of diversity.

Antelope Valley College is dedicated to meeting the dynamic needs of a changing community. The College addresses the educational needs of a diverse and evolving population. The College recognizes that it is uniquely capable of responding to the requirements of regional business, industry, and public service, as well as the social and cultural needs of the Antelope Valley.
Antelope Valley College affirms the rights of the individual and respects human dignity. The programs and activities of the College foster the individual's ability to think clearly, critically, and independently to meet the demands of an increasingly complex society. The student is the primary concern of the College. The curriculum, activities, and services of the College help students understand their physical, cultural, ethnic, and social environment. The preservation of academic freedom provides a college environment in which students and faculty can examine ideas freely.

This philosophy is reflected in the curriculum, the student-faculty relation-ships, the services and resources, and the policies of the College.

Antelope Valley College, a public institution of higher education, provides a quality,comprehensive education to a diverse population of learners. We are committed to student success offering value and opportunity, in service to our community.

We offer:

Associate Degree Programs

Associate degree programs comprised of general education courses, proficiency requirements, designated courses in a specific major or area of emphasis. Associate degrees provide students with “the ability to think and to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; to use mathematics; to understand the modes of inquiry of the major disciplines; to be aware of other cultures and times; to achieve insights gained through experience in thinking about ethical problems; and to develop the capacity for self-understanding.”

Career Technical Programs

Certificate and degree programs comprised of “essential career technical instruction” in a variety of business, technical, and occupational courses designed to enhance students’ knowledge and skills leading to employment, career advancement, certification, and state or federal licensure. We award both Chancellor’s Office approved Certificates of Achievement and locally approved Certificates of Proficiency.

Transfer/General Education Courses

Transfer/general education courses in communication and critical thinking, the physical and biological sciences, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and technical education. Completion of these courses allows students to fulfill degree requirements or enroll in upper division courses and programs at accredited four-year institutions through our articulation agreements.

Basic Skills Courses

Basic skills courses in reading, writing, mathematics, English as a Second Language, and learning and study skills. These courses offer students essential foundation skills that are necessary for success in college-level degree applicable courses.

Student Support and Instructional Support

A variety of services in academic, career, and personal counseling, in library instruction and course support, in learning assistance. These services support the needs of students in pursuing and achieving their educational goals.

Workforce Preparation and Economic Development

Workforce programs, job preparation courses (non-degree applicable) and a variety of services that contribute to the educational and economic well being of the community.

Personal Enrichment and Professional Development

Community service offerings, non-credit, not-for-credit classes and services that develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for students to be effective members of the community. These classes enhance the community’s social, cultural, and economic well being. Non-credit course offerings may lead to a Certificate of Completion and/or Certificate of Competency.

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