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Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park Main Campus

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Job no: 495258
Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Credit Instruction

Position, Department: Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $ 47,678.00 - $ 77,080.00 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Pay Grade: 9MOBU

Opportunity for hybrid schedule: Yes

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: The Education and Early Childhood Education Department at Johnson County Community College is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member. The Department offers courses in Introduction to Teaching, Foundations of Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Curriculum I, Creative Experiences for Young Children, Survey of the Exceptional Child, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for K-12 Educators, Technology in Education for K-12 Educators, Early Childhood Curriculum II, Families in Society, Child Health, Safety and Nutrition, Observing and Interacting with Young Children, Student Teaching: Early Childhood Education, and Independent Study.

The individual selected for the position will have a proven history of success in the classroom and in supporting students at all levels of ability and who are from diverse backgrounds. The Education faculty member will teach fifteen (15) credit hours each semester in a combination of courses in early childhood education as well as courses with a K-12 emphasis. Faculty will teach both face-to-face and online courses, hold weekly office hours, and perform other duties expected of a full-time faculty member. Those duties might include sponsoring student activities or clubs, informal advising of current and new students, coordinating departmental special events on and off campus, developing new courses, and collaboration with other education and early childhood faculty in all aspects of departmental business such as program reviews and assessment development. Participation in division and college-wide activities and committee work are essential components of this position.

The priority of Johnson County Community College is student learning and success. This learning and success depends on the ability to establish positive professional relationships with students by caring, knowledgeable faculty who are skilled in course delivery, instruction, and assessment. Johnson County Community College offers extensive support for new full-time faculty with LENS, a year-long new faculty orientation program to acquaint them with institutional history, culture, procedures, and instructional professional development. Individual mentoring with an experienced faculty member and group mentoring through the Peer Review process are also provided during the first three years of service. Continuing education and professional development are available for all faculty at all levels of their professional careers.

Johnson County Community College is located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Overland Park is the second most populous city in the state of Kansas. According to Money magazine Overland Park is the seventh best place to live in the United States, including job growth rate, affordable home prices, quality of schools, quality of life, and diversity. Students at Johnson County Community College come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including traditional and nontraditional students, military veterans, international students, and those who are the first members of their family to attend college. we are encouraged by the ever-increasing diversity present in our classrooms, within our student population, and among our faculty and staff, as it allows for a more enriching educational experience for us all. We are proud and supportive of our student body and the values they represent. We respect the unique qualities that each student brings to our campus and support their hopes and dreams. We are committed to actively recruiting applicants from a diverse pool and encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellence in college-level teaching
  • Ability to support student learning and success
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain supportive relationships with students and colleagues from diverse background
  • Master's degree in Education (such as, but not limited to, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education, or Educational Leadership)
  • Professional teaching experience in either early childhood or K-12 settings
  • Professional experience in college-level teaching in both face-to-face and online formats

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Education
  • Community college teaching experience

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, cover letter, and transcripts.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students’ success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

Advertised: 20 Mar 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 28 Apr 2023 Central Daylight Time


Working at Johnson County Community College

With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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