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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
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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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:

10/15/2021

Position End Date (if temporary):

08/18/2023

Position Summary:

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate/graduate courses for approximately 70% of the work load with the other portion reserved for Grant Activity including assisting with marketing, recruiting, and assisting with mentorship. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, advising non-traditional or diverse student populations, evidence of a potential or distinguished record of scholarship as well as community service via projects, committees and/or leadership roles. This position does require the ability to transit to local community colleges and child care facilities.

Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing major transition this year as we are now are a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer and graduate students. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.

Through its Strategy 2015, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the university’s high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. GSU seeks to become a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual Degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate Degree and attend college full-time. GSU offers five doctoral degrees in clinical/practice areas of health, counseling, and education.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Related Field

2. Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses

3. Willingness to assist and engage in ALL aspects of programmatic need (meetings, curriculum development, recruitment, marketing, mentorship, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Professional and/or managerial experience is highly desirable.

2. Teaching and/or professional experience in multiple areas.

3. Interest in and ability to develop and teach online (web-based) courses.

Posting Date:

08/29/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Posting Number:

FA0518P

Type of Search:

External

Quicklink for Posting:

https://employment.govst.edu/postings/7549

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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