Early Childhood Education Assistant Professor (Child Development Laboratory School Director)

$63,192 - $96,972 yearly
  • Contra Costa Community College District
  • Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
  • Jan 31, 2020
Full time   Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Early Childhood Education Assistant Professor (Child Development Laboratory School Director)

Posting Number: F00669
Location: Diablo Valley College
Salary: $63,192-$96,972 per year

Description of Position:
Diablo Valley College inspires, educates, and empowers a diverse community of students to transform their lives and their communities. DVC instructors use pedagogies that close equity gaps by fostering success among all students. To help further this work, DVC seeks a tenure-track Early Childhood Education professor to start in August 2020. The position combines overall supervision and administration of the Campus Child Development Laboratory School and teaching Early Childhood Education classes. The assignment may include theory, method, observation, and practicum courses in child growth and development, early childhood education, and curriculum.

Instruction Office 925-969-2004

Position Status: Tenure- Track
EEO Job Category: Faculty & Other Instructional Staff
Employee Group: Full-Time Faculty
Department: D4510-Family Life Education

Duties and Responsibilities:
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. advancing student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
  2. developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
  3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
  4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
  5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
  6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
  7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies;
  8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
  9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
  10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
  11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
  12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
  13. participating in College’s shared governance processes;
  14. supervising all aspects related to the operation of the on-campus Child Development Laboratory School;
  15. providing leadership and guidance for daily operational program of the Child Development Laboratory School;
  16. managing the annual budget in conjunction with the Early Childhood Education Department;
  17. insuring health and safety of children and overseeing the implementation of the nutrition program;
  18. arranging for and supervising maintenance and repair of Child Development Laboratory School facility and overseeing planning for equipping indoor and outdoor learning environments;
  19. insuring compliance with campus, state and county regulations concerned with the operation of the Child Development Laboratory School as well as maintaining records and submitting required reports;
  20. insuring that the Child Development Laboratory School philosophy, policies, program and methods follow educational guidelines and pedagogy of the Early Childhood Education Department. Guiding staff in the development, review and updating of Center policies and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Overseeing staff in-service training;
  21. supervising classified and hourly staff. Interviewing, hiring and supervising hourly assistants and substitute staff. Conducting regular staff meetings and participating in staff evaluation processes;
  22. Planning and implementing the orientation of parents to school policies and disseminating information regarding Child Development Laboratory School policies and procedures;
  23. Overseeing enrollment and maintaining files of the children attending the Child Development Laboratory School and maintaining a community resource referral system for children and families;
  24. maintaining public relations with the community, promote enrollment in the children’s programs, and arrange for and welcome visitors to the Child Development Laboratory School;
  25. modeling sensitivity to diversity and equity issues.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:
Master’s in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education
Bachelor’s in any of the above
Master’s in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies or family and consumer studies
OR the equivalent. (If you do not hold the exact degree listed, you must fill out a Master’s degree equivalency petition form and upload it with your application).
OR a valid California Community College credential authoring instruction in Early Childhood Education.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college.
  2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation.
  3. Experience in administering and supervising infant/toddler and preschool programs, including fiscal management and enrollment management.
  4. Experience in college teaching of child development and early childhood, and supervising practicum students in a college laboratory early childhood setting.
  5. Experience in personnel management and promoting positive staff relations.
  6. Experience integrating current research theory and practice into an early childhood center-based program (Reggio Emilia, Project Approach, Constructivism, Emergent Curriculum, Attachment Theory).
  7. Experience in parent-child relations and parent education.

Application Details

Job Open Date: 12/02/2019
Job Close Date: 2/3/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Employment Begins:
# of Months: 10

To apply, visit: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/6827

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.

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