Assistant/Associate Professor, 10 Months, Department of Early Childhood Education, Fall 2024
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The University continues its legacy as a top producer of teachers in New Jersey and is a growing educational hub in the fields of business, health care and technology. Its six colleges – the College of Business and Public Management; the College of Education; the College of Liberal Arts; the Dorothy and George Hennings College of Science, Mathematics and Technology; Michael Graves College; and the College of Health Professions and Human Services - offer more than 50 undergraduate degrees over a full range of academic subjects. Kean also offers six doctoral degree programs and more than 70 options for graduate study leading to master’s degrees, professional diplomas or certifications.
The University is also a higher education innovator within the State of New Jersey, partnering with Ocean County College, in Toms River, New Jersey and Brookdale Community College, in Lincroft, New Jersey, to provide access for students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Kean. The Kean Skylands campus, located in Jefferson Township, New Jersey, is designed to serve as an outdoor living laboratory for field-based scientific study and other classroom and field instruction.
Kean faculty members are recognized for teaching distinction, scholarship and service. We are excited to grow our faculty and invite applications for academic year 2024-2025. Faculty positions are ten-month, full-time, tenure-track assignments at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective for the fall 2024 semester. Teaching assignments may be assigned at any of Kean’s New Jersey locations – Union, Ocean, Princeton, Skylands or for Kean Online and may include day, evening and weekend courses. Evening hours are required for teaching graduate course assignments.
All tenure-track faculty are expected to demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an on-going program of research and publication or creative and performance activity. Participation in curriculum development, student advisement and service at the departmental, college, university and community level is required. Proficiency in a Learning Management System is also required, consistent with University guidelines.
College of Education, Department of Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education – the Department seeks a research-oriented candidate, with a commitment to student success and an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices to prepare highly effective early childhood teachers to teach in preschool-3rd grade. The ideal candidate has a strong expertise in early childhood literacy and mathematics and overall, is expected to achieve excellence in teaching, research and service. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: teaching a range of content, methods, theory and application courses related to early childhood education; advising undergraduate students; serving on various committees at the department, College and University levels; assisting in the development and writing of assessments for submission to internal program reviews and external program reviews for reaccreditation; and actively engaging in research and publication of research findings in any aspect of early childhood education.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or a closely related field is required. Successful experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Early Childhood Education, particularly early literacy and mathematics is preferred. Knowledge of NJ P-3 Teacher Certification is necessary. Public/private school teaching and field supervisory experience in early childhood settings is desirable. ABD candidates will be considered with degree completion by September 1, 2024.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts are required before appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.
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