Bank Street College was founded over 100 years ago in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles. The master’s programs integrate direct experience with children, teachers, and families; exploration and examination of theory and research; and observation and reflection. Our curriculum supports the development of intellectual curiosity grounded in a social justice orientation.
Start date: September 1, 2019
This is a full time, 10-month faculty position for an instructor and advisor for early childhood special education program. Candidates must have depth of experience in the field teaching, ideally across a range of urban settings; as well as demonstrated depth of knowledge and experience with progressive pedagogies. Bank Street College is not a tenure granting institution, nor does it have traditional professorial ranks. The position is eligible for a renewable 3-year contract pending a review period.
We are looking for expertise across at least three of the following content areas for course instruction:
- Assessment (formal and informal) of linguistically diverse children with developmental variations
- Curriculum development for children with developmental variations
- Child development
- Developmental variations and special education history and policies
- Language acquisition and development
In addition, the role may include supervised fieldwork/advisement in the early childhood special education program, which involves:
- Visiting advisees at their sites monthly for a ½ day and conducting meetings with site supervisor and student, as applicable
- Convening and facilitating two one-on-one meetings with each advisee monthly
- Leading and facilitating weekly conference group with all advisees
All full-time faculty must engage in service to the graduate school community through committee work and participation in program, department and divisional meetings; and mentor graduate students on their integrative master’s projects.
This position is based in our Manhattan campus, but requires flexibility to teach at locations in other boroughs.
- Doctorate in early childhood special education or related field preferred.
- 5 or more years of teaching experience with children in early childhood special education and/or inclusion contexts.
- Teacher certification in early childhood special education.
- Experience teaching in higher education.
- Orientation to examine practice and theory through multiple and intersecting lenses-e.g. critical race theory, disability studies-preferred.
- Experience working with children from a range of linguistic backgrounds preferred.