The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department of Educational Studies invites qualified teacher educators with expertise in Early Childhood Education to apply for a full-time instructional academic staff (IAS) position at the Lecturer rank to begin August 27, 2019.
We seek an educator who works to actively connect theory and practice in the university classroom through courses that include early childhood program administration, curriculum, and assessment. Applicants should have professional experience supporting families of young children and teaching children in early childhood settings. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working with culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse students. Candidates who have experience with play-based early intervention and/or early childhood special education are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applicants who will have an earned Masters in education (or equivalent) by the position start date will be considered. Review of applications will begin on Jan. 28, 2019.
Responsibilities include the following:
Teaching courses in the early childhood program, which may include early childhood systems, curriculum, assessment, family partnerships, and/or program administration to education majors.
Teaching other courses depending on the expertise of the applicant.
Supervising education majors in clinical field and/or student teaching experiences.
Advising and mentoring education majors.
Engaging in service to the department, School of Education, university, community, and profession.
Pursuing professional development opportunities, which may include scholarship, attending conferences, collaborating with cooperating teachers/regional colleagues, etcetera, depending on the interests of the applicant and the needs of the program.
Interested applicants are requested to provide the following application materials:
Cover letter that addresses the applicant’s teaching and professional development experiences and goals. Applicants should address in particular their expertise with early childhood educational systems and experience supporting families of young children, as well as relevant preferred qualifications listed above.
Curriculum vitae including current contact information.
Unofficial graduate transcripts.
Contact information for at least 3 professional references.
Additional application materials may be requested from candidates that progress through later rounds in the search process.
The Department of Educational Studies (DES) is recruiting multiple positions (including Assistant Professor and instructional academic staff tracks). A full listing of the open positions in the department can be found at https://employment.uwlax.edu/ . Qualified applicants are welcome to apply to multiple positions. Please specify in your cover letter the position(s) to which you are applying.
DES is housed in the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education (EPC), and is committed to advancing teaching and learning while preparing teacher leaders for a global society. We prepare education majors to become teachers who ground curriculum in the lives of students; who embrace multicultural perspectives and uphold just teaching practices; value academically rigorous curriculum; and are culturally sensitive. DES offers teacher education degrees that prepare teacher candidates for certification in Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC) and Middle Childhood – Early Adolescence (MC-EA) ranges. DES also offers a Special Education minor with certification in the MC-EA or EA-A licensure range, and partners with Departments of Art, Music, and Global Cultures and Languages to offer teacher education degrees with certification in the Early Childhood – Adolescence (EC-A) range.
The School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education focuses its programming on ensuring that all teacher candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions consistent with exemplary professional practice. Through partnerships with our regional school districts and outstanding veteran educators, the School of Education provides teacher candidates with high quality experiences in schools as a means to advance the teaching profession.
UW-La Crosse's School of Education, Professional, and Continuing Education is committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice. We seek to advance UW-La Crosse’s strategic planning goal, “Achieving Excellence through Diversity and Equity” by increasing the retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; teaching with identity inclusive and responsive pedagogies; and ensuring that everyone—regardless of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual identity, citizenship, first language, religion, ability and other identities—is included and welcomed on campus.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
UW-La Crosse is an AA/EEO employer. Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal background charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UWL does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
Earned Masters degree or higher in Education or related field by the position start date.
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in U.S. PK-12 schools and/or early childhood centers.
Demonstrated teaching experience in early childhood settings.
Broad expertise with early childhood educational systems.
Demonstrated experience supporting families of young children.
Experience teaching in multiple early childhood settings and approaches (public, private, Montessori, Reggio, Creative Curriculum, etc.).
Experience in early intervention and/or early childhood special education.
Experience teaching/working in linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse settings.
Experience in early childhood program administration and/or licensing.
Experience supervising of education majors and/or serving as a cooperating teacher.
Knowledge of and experience with the education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
Knowledge of and experience with NAEYC standards.
Experience teaching courses at the university level.
Evidence of interest in and commitment to ongoing professional development.
Additional Salary Information: Summer work is sometimes available
About University of WI LaCrosse
wUW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 419 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty w...hich includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative, we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UWL.
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