Assistant/Associate Professor, Family and Child Studies
Appalachian State University
August 30, 2018
Boone, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Other, Researcher, Teaching, College
The Department of Family and Child Studies at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Beginning date and rank negotiable, based on qualifications and experience. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or a closely related field and eligibility for the North Carolina Birth through Kindergarten licensure. Birth through Kindergarten licensure in NC includes both regular and special education. Preferred experiences include knowledge and experience in Inclusive Excellence and Pedagogy, Social Justice, teaching young children, working with families of young children, knowledge or experience in the Reggio Emilia approach, experience with a laboratory early care and education program, supporting English language learners, and university teaching experience. Candidates who are ABD will be considered. Doctoral degree must be completed by September 15, 2019.
Teaching undergraduate courses in Child Development, Child Guidance, Preschool Curriculum and/or Infant-Toddler Curriculum, Authentic Assessment, and supervision of field experiences
A focus/expertise with infants/toddlers
Teaching on-line courses
Teaching evening and summer courses
Revision and development of curriculum
Advising undergraduate students
Engagement in scholarly activity, including publications, and grant acquisition
Engagement in service both within and outside the university
Developing and leading department efforts around Inclusive Excellence and Social Justice
The Department of Family and Child Studies prepares students in the areas of Child Development and Birth through Kindergarten teacher education. There are currently 5 full-time faculty. The program serves approximately 60 majors in Child Development and 60 majors in Birth through Kindergarten. The program also consists of the Lucy Brock Child Development Laboratory School, a Reggio-inspired program, which serves approximately 94 children and their families in three on-campus classrooms and three NC PreK classrooms in the public schools.
Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 19,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the department of Family and Child Studies, the university, and the surrounding area is located at: www.appstate.edu.
Applicants must send a complete application consisting of a letter of application detailing teaching and research interests, a philosophy of teaching statement, current vita, and contact information (including email addresses) of 5 current references familiar with the candidate's experiences and background. Applications (postal or electronic) should be sent to: Brandy Harmon Attn: Child Development Position Family and Child Studies ASU Box 32056 Boone, NC 28608 email@example.com
Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to the Department Chair of Family and Child Studies, Denise Brewer, firstname.lastname@example.org; 828-262-7966 or 704-560-4140.
The initial review of complete applications will begin October 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or sexual orientation.
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Denise Brewer. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.
The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or a closely related field and eligibility for the North Carolina Birth through Kindergarten licensure.
About Appalachian State University
The Department of Family and Child Studies at Appalachian State University creates a community of engagement around the capacity for learning and competence of children. By exploring how children develop and learn in context, we prepare professionals who work with children and families across a variety of settings. We are constructivist and inspired by the pedagogical practices of Reggio Emilia. We aspire to create professionals who consider the cultures within which the child grows and develops. Students are supported in developing sensitivity to all through critical thinking and community engagement. By embracing our obligation to create healthy, just and sustainable societies, our students are equipped to be knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated in their professional endeavors; to respond to others with humility, and to recognize the dignity of all.
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