Overview

The Department of Teaching and Learning at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education. This is a full-time, tenure track position. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood education. These duties will also include research, supervising and coordinating fieldwork and internships, and university and professional service. Teaching assignments may include evening courses.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a premier metropolitan university located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River just 22 miles east of St. Louis, MO. SIUE offers over 13,940 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) is seeking faculty who engage and prepare learners by: creating an inviting, collaborative and rigorous academic atmosphere; integrating theory and practice to inform teaching, scholarship and service; challenging learners to synthesize knowledge and generate diverse perspectives; stimulating critical dialogue; commitment to diversity and inclusion; promoting ethical action, social justice, personal responsibility and effective leadership to serve diverse individuals, organizations and communities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned a doctorate in Early Childhood, Child Development, Curriculum & Instruction or closely related field. (ABD will be considered, but the completed doctoral degree is required by the start of the contract, August 16, 2019.)
  • Teaching/research and demonstrated expertise in Early Childhood field.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of Early Childhood Professional Experience as we are a licensing and credentialing program accredited by the State of Illinois and Illinois Gateways for Opportunity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of Early Childhood (birth – second grade) teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in:
  • Early childhood teaching methods including for infants and toddlers, curriculum, and inquiry-based learning;
  • Working with diverse populations;
  • Online instruction;
  • Child development and guidance;
  • Technology in the early years;
  • Community and special education collaboration;
  • Early literacy and English language learners;
  • Designing learning environments;
  • Planning for differentiated instruction.

Terms of Appointment

Continuing, tenure track, academic year appointment beginning August 16, 2019. Summer employment contingent on availability of funds.

Source of Funds

State

Salary

Commensurate with education, training and experience

Application Process

Applicants should submit: letter of application, vitae, statement of teaching interests and previous teaching evaluations (if available), statement of research interests, contact information for three references, and UNOFFICIAL graduate transcripts (OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW).

Submit application to:

Michael Lee Yingling

Department of Teaching and Learning

myingli@siue.edu

618-650-3083

For additional information contact:

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood

Chair, Early Childhood Search Committee

esherwo@siue.edu

618-650-3765

Please view our program website at:

https://www.siue.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs/undergraduate/early-childhood-education/

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a premier metropolitan university located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River just 22 miles east of St. Louis, MO. SIUE offers over 13,900 culturally-diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.