The Coker College Wiggins School of Education is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure track position beginning August 2018.

The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Early Childhood program coordinator;
  • teaching undergraduate courses in early childhood education;
  • teaching graduate courses in the M.Ed. in Literacy Studies and/or M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology programs that may include the main campus, satellite campuses, and online;
  • preparing accreditation reports,
  • advising/mentoring teacher candidates; and
  • supervising candidates in field-based experiences.

The School is seeking candidates with a strong background in early childhood education and a record of excellence in teaching students in prekindergarten through grade 3. The school is seeking candidates who are passionate about teaching; dedicated to developing meaningful working relationships with students, faculty, and staff across campus; eager to contribute his/her interests and ideas for new and innovative pedagogy and courses; and committed to actively contributing to Coker College’s mission as a liberal arts college.

The Wiggins School of Education at Coker College has a long-standing reputation for producing effective and highly sought after teachers in 10 initial certification areas. The School is seeking a candidate with documented expertise in the field of Early Childhood Education. Therefore, qualifications for this position include:

  • an earned earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in early childhood education, child development, child and family studies, or a related discipline, with at least 18 graduate credits in early childhood/family studies;
  • a successful record of teaching students in prekindergarten through grade 3 for a minimum of 3 years; and,
  • a current teaching credential.

This is a full-time, 9-month position with competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will report to the Dean of the Wiggins School of Education.

To apply, complete the online employment application and send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of transcripts to resumes.education@coker.edu. Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 21 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as No. 5 for value among colleges in the Southeast region.