National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators

The Department of Education at Elizabethtown College invites applications for a Lecturer and Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Programs to begin August 1, 2020. Located in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown College is a teaching institution, and it offers its 1,634 undergraduate students more than 50 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies. Driven by its commitment to “Educate for Service,” Elizabethtown centers learning in strong relationships, links classroom instruction with experiential learning, emphasizes international and cross-cultural perspectives, and nurtures the capacity for purposeful lives and global citizenship. We are located less than two hours away from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia and less than four hours away from New York City. For more information about the College, consult www.etown.edu.

The mission of the Education Department at Elizabethtown College is to provide its students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become thoughtful and responsible teachers who, informed by scholarship and research, are prepared to meet the social, intellectual, and professional challenges of today’s culturally diverse and inclusive pre-K to 12 classrooms. We believe that our purpose is best achieved through adherence to the Pennsylvania Department of Education standards for teacher certification and through modeling research-based practices of effective instruction and assessment within a relationship-centered climate that supports academic excellence. Integral to our programs is the department’s signature attribute of social justice, exhibited through a curricular focus upon advocacy for equity, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international/comparative perspectives. For more information about the Education Department, visit https://www.etown.edu/depts/education/

The successful candidate will be a dynamic educator who has expertise in course design that supports engagement and participation of all students. As the Coordinator of Early Childhood Education Programs, the candidate should be capable of and dedicated to developing and sustaining partnerships with the U-GRO Early Learning Centre lab school and other area educational programs to enrich field placements, community-based learning, and research experiences. This position is best served by a professional who values collaboration with other faculty and partners, is familiar with research design and methodology, and has experience with a variety of early childhood education areas including inclusive pedagogy and classroom design, best practices in content area instruction, and issues in preservice teacher education. We are especially interested in applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences who foster inclusive environments and are committed to social justice in education.

The candidate is expected to engage in outreach activities with local educational programs, serve on department and college committees, advise and mentor students, and engage in curricular review and ongoing professional development. The typical teaching load is three, four-credit courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, and faculty are expected to involve students in high-impact practices, such as research, whenever possible.

 

Required Qualifications:

Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, with extensive PK-12 teaching experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to interact with diverse audiences and who are able to incorporate innovative and inclusive pedagogies and technologies in their teaching. Given the breadth of programs in the department, the preferred candidate will also be effective teaching a variety of topics in education including social studies methods and special education.

Interested candidates may apply at:   http://etown.peopleadmin.com/postings/2123

Please upload a cover letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement, and (3) email contact addresses for reference letters.  The reference letters should comment specifically on the candidate’s teaching skills, professional activity, service, and collegiality.   Review of applications will start on August 15, 2019.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Elizabethtown College is seeking candidates who will enhance the diversity of its faculty, staff, and administration.