Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

  • Midwestern State University
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • May 05, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Midwestern State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education. The successful candidate in this 9-month tenure track position will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in early childhood education including: EC-3, EC-6, and Early Care; and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. The successful candidate will begin Fall 2022.

Midwestern State University, a Texas public university with nearly 5,900 students, is located in Wichita Falls (population 103,000), 120 miles northwest of Dallas near the Oklahoma border. MSU is one of 29 members of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and a member of the Texas Tech System. The West College of Education was successfully reaccredited by TEA in 2018 and CAEP in 2021. The MSU Texas Clinical Mental Health Program earned CACREP accreditation in 2020. The West College of Education is located in Bridwell Hall, a facility remodeled in 2019. The college offers the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with majors in Early Childhood (EC-3, EC-6, Early Care), Grades 4-8, Sport and Leisure Studies, Physical Education, Special Education, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Secondary Education; and the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with multiple concentrations. Students may earn a Master of Education degree with majors in Sports Administration, Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Educational Leadership or a Master of Art degree in Counseling or Human Resource Development. In addition, the college now offers a doctor of education degree in educational leadership. The West College of Education currently has 642 undergraduate students, 336 graduate students, and 40 full-time faculty and staff. Additional information can be found at West College of Education.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education (ABD will be considered) or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution, 18 hours of graduate coursework in early childhood (or willingness to acquire), administration experience in a U.S. private or non-profit childcare or preschool setting, at least 3 years of experience working in U.S. childcare or preschool setting, and knowledge and skills that include:

  • thorough understanding of child care center operations,
  • strong organizational, communication, public relations, computer, and interpersonal skills
  • familiar with the rules and regulations that govern childcare facilities
  • familiar with developmentally appropriate practices for childcare and preschool programs

Additional Preferred qualifications: The preferred candidate will have U.S. public teaching credentials, 3 years public teaching experience, experience teaching undergraduate level courses and distance education.

Application process: Applicants are requested to electronically submit a cover letter, CV, copy of unofficial transcripts, a list with the contact of five professional references, and copy of professional certifications/license to wcoejobs@msutexas.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For full consideration submit your completed application no later than by June 15, 2022. 

As represented in MSU Texas' Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan, the university holds that a strong institutional environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion fuels scholarship, respect, innovation, and social justice - all values of our core liberal arts principles and identity. The successful candidate will be expected to participate and support the values of the institutional DEI Strategic plan. http://www.msutexas.edu EEO/ADAAA Compliance Employer

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