Full-time faculty members at Goodwin College are responsible for maintaining the highest academic standards in their particular disciplines. They teach up to 15 credits hours per semester – 3 semesters per year. Faculty are expected to: (a) advise students, (b) serve on college committees, (c) develop and maintain curriculum, (d) stay current in their disciplines, (e) stay current with college-level pedagogy, (f) participate in on and off-campus staff development activities, (g) fulfill administrative responsibilities relevant to their positions, and (h) participate in college and community service.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates should have:

a terminal degree 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:

  • three plus years of successful experience teaching / providing services to children with special needs and program administration;
  • a demonstrated record of successfully teaching preservice teacher education courses;
  • ability to analyze, synthesize, and interpret student assessment data; (e) knowledge of current trends and practices in early childhood teacher education;
  • familiarity with state and national teacher education program standards (e.g., NAEYC, CEC);; (f) excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • the ability to engage productively and collegially within a team environment;
  • a willingness to assume a leadership role in teacher education and advocacy at the state and national levels; and
  • the willingness and ability to travel to fieldwork and internship sites throughout CT (approximately 6 hours per week).

Duties to be performed

At a minimum, the essential functions of the faculty member are to:

  • Ensure that each course contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency
  • Use the approved course syllabus format when creating course syllabi
  • Teach all classes according to an approved course syllabus while ensuring that assigned classes are held as scheduled and maintain excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Use Blackboard, the college’s learning management system, and maintain student grades within
  • Attend departmental meetings and participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of program outcomes and curriculum review based on student learning outcomes
  • Assess student academic achievement and demonstrate modification of teaching techniques in accordance with assessment feedback and universal design of courses
  • Initiate discussions and make recommendations to the Program Director/Department Chair concerning the improvement of teaching, curriculum, and processes related to improving student outcomes
  • Attend professional development activities to remain informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction
  • Serve on and provide information to college committees as needed and requested
  • Demonstrate professional attitude, philosophy, compassion, and commitment that promotes student growth and learning
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Program Director/Department Chair

If interested, please submit a cover letter that speaks to your qualifications, a resume/C.V., and two professional references to: www.goodwin.edu/jobs