National Association of Early Childhood Educators

Bridgewater State University

Dept. of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Assistant Professor, Early Education and Care

Bridgewater State University, the largest of nine state universities in Massachusetts, with more than 11,000 students, was founded in 1840 by Horace Mann and is the nation’s oldest permanently sited teacher-preparation institution. Bridgewater State University is a regional comprehensive university located in the town of Bridgewater in Southeastern Massachusetts, with Boston to the north, Providence to the west, Plymouth to the east, and Cape Cod to the south.

BSU’s Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education offers a variety of CAEP-accredited programs including a Bachelor of Science in Education program in Elementary Education, two Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Science in Education programs (one for public school licensure, PreK-2, one for credentialing through the Department of Early Education and Care, Birth 5), two Masters of Education in Reading Programs (Reading Specialist and Language, Literacy, and Culture concentrations), and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Reading. The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood is committed to preparing thoughtful professional educators who are prepared to teach in the 21st century.

Essential Duties:

The successful candidate for this full-time, tenure-track position will teach undergraduate courses for early childhood majors in a Birth-K baccalaureate degree program; assist in undergraduate program development and accreditation activities; supervise student teachers in Birth-K settings; advise undergraduate students; participate in cross-campus collaborations; and engage with regional early childhood stakeholders.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education, Child Development/Child Psychology, or comparable field (ABD candidates will be considered); at least one year of direct teaching experience with children birth-5 and one year of supervising/directing/mentoring in the birth-5 mixed delivery system (meaning beyond public school Prek-3 experience); experience teaching/implementing NAEYC standards and positions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching associate- or baccalaureate-degree pre-practicum courses at both the birth-5 and K-3 levels; experience as a supervisor of student teachers in birth-5 placements; experience supervising student teachers in a public school early childhood licensure program; evidence of early childhood scholarship; evidence of collaborative work with regional early childhood stakeholders and advocacy groups; participation in early childhood professional organizations; familiarity with QRIS systems and assessment tools (e.g., ECERS, CLASS); familiarity with the standards/requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and Head Start; experience teaching online courses and using new technologies (e.g., iPads, interactive whiteboards, web-based teaching and course-support platforms).

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.