Location: Bedford/Lowell, MA Category: Part-time Faculty Posted On: Mon Nov 19 2018 Job Description:
The Early Childhood Faculty member is a creative, knowledgeable and flexible individual who provides classroom instruction to a diverse student body, teaching courses in the areas of early childhood education. The faculty member works with the Dean of Education and ECE faculty members in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of coursework relevant to the Education Department. The faculty member must be committed to inclusive excellence and diversity, and continuous professional improvement.
Teach Education courses, including but not limited to:Curriculum in Early Childhood Programs; Planning Programs and Environments for Children; Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education; and various other education courses.
Develop and apply instructional methods that engage a diverse student body of varying learning styles, abilities and backgrounds in order to promote critical thinking and other employability skills, including the use of technology in the classroom, through web-based, hybrid or computer enhanced courses.
Develop and apply course assessment strategies that maximize the learning process, measure student learning and provide evidence of students' attainment of course and college designated student learning outcomes.
Develop and apply instructional material consistent with course, program and institutional student learning outcomes; and collaborate with the department in preparing, updating, and assessing course, program, and institutional level Student Learning Outcomes in alignment with NAEYC Accreditation parameters.
Participate in the development and improvement of departmental curriculum and programs through the use of High Impact Practices, such as the development of Open Educational Resource, learning communities, cap stone courses, undergraduate research, service learning and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices.
Engage in the development of courses and programs which respond to the workforce development needs of our region; participate in related industry and community partnerships, including but not limited to educational and professional associations and committees.
Assist with maintaining NAEYC accreditation standards and report on such, as required.
Support and foster a culture of civic learning and community engagement.
Participate in professional development activities to remain current in one's area of expertise and incorporate that knowledge into the curriculum.
Collaborate with other areas of the college such as developmental education, academic resources, student services, and enrollment services in order to promote student success.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's Degree in Education with a focus in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education(preferably birth to age 8)
Demonstrated knowledge of the NAEYC standards and the Accreditation Process, the ECE Standards and Guidelines, the Quality Rating System, and the Council for Professional Recognition (CDA) process
Demonstrated ability to work well with and be sensitive to students, faculty and staff of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities;
Evidence of an understanding and commitment to the role of the community college in higher education.
Evidence of the ability to apply innovative instructional approaches, in order to achieve stated course objectives and student learning outcomes, particularly experience developing academic courses and curriculum in the online format
Evidence of the ability to collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines and different academic institutions
Evidence of a commitment to continuous professional improvement, and experience with a variety of instructional methods,
Evidence of strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills
Community college teaching experience in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education courses
Classroom teaching experience in Early Childhood programs (birth to age 5) and/or classroom teaching experiencein K-3 classrooms
Experience with the use of the Blackboard Management system or a similar LMS
Evidence of the integration of technology into classroom lessons and the development or implementation of online teaching.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement high impact instructional approaches such as service learning/civic engagement, and learning communities.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean of Education & K-16 Partnerships
STARTING DATE: Spring Semester, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled
The need is for those that are dedicated to excellence and to working inclusively with students of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities. Compensation is based on the collective bargaining agreement.
Internal Number: 104996
About Middlesex Community College
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.