Early Childhood Education Instructor (beginning Spring 2018)

South Piedmont Community College
Job Description
Position Overview:
The Early Childhood Education Instructor is a full-time, 9-month position located primarily on the OCH Campus in Monroe, NC. Under the direction of the Department Chair for Business and Public Service Technologies, the Early Childhood Education Instructor provides quality learning opportunities that assist students in meeting their educational goals and career aspirations in the Associate in Applied Science program.  This individual has responsibility for teaching and learning, curriculum development, advising, professional development, institutional service, and community relations.
 
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Early Childhood Education
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum of the equivalent of one academic year of full-time teaching experience at the community college level
  • Familiarity with a course management such as Moodle
  • Knowledge and/or experience with learning outcomes assessment
  • Demonstrated innovation within the field of education and/or technology
  • Evidence of effective problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills
  • Evidence of a career that includes a strong work ethic with a proven track record of project completion, multi-tasking, and the ability to handle high-pressure environments
  • Evidence of a willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth
 
Position Expectations:
  • Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
  • Develop learning strategies and curriculum that will promote successful teaching and learning in a learning-centered environment
  • Facilitate learning through classroom activities, distance learning experiences, workforce development, and out-of-classroom activities
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement planning through the assessment of learning outcomes at the course and program levels
  • Select and use appropriate learning materials and resources, including textbooks, library resources, equipment, and supplies to enhance learning and to maintain program currency
  • Stay current with developments in the field of technology and learning theory
  • Demonstrate high-level professionalism in developing and/or implementing long- and short-range plans in accordance with the philosophy of a learning-centered college
  • Participate in institutional, advisory, and program/instruction committees, campus activities, and representation of the college in the community
  • Develop strong partnerships with appropriate community stakeholders in support of program and college improvement
  • Participate in program reviews, conduct research and surveys, and prepare updates, reports, and plans
  • Continue professional development for the improvement of self and the program to meet the needs of a learning-centered college
  • Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
  • Provide accessibility to students and colleagues as expected in a learning-centered college
  • Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties), or in a corrections setting (Anson county)
  • Accept teaching assignments scheduled during the day, evening, weekends, or online
  • Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities
  • Participate in or support the mentoring process, the SPCC Foundation, and grant identification, preparation, implementation, and evaluation
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, the dean, or the Vice President of Academic Affairs
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