Essential Functions: The College of Education at Wayne State University invites applications for a Lecturer and Program Coordinator in Early Childhood Education to begin in Fall 2020. This is a non-tenure track faculty position at 80% appointment for twelve (12) months. The successful candidate will have teaching and service responsibilities each semester (fall, winter, and spring/summer), and will serve as program coordinator. The successful candidate will join the Division of Teacher Education (TED) that attracts faculty, staff, and students who are committed to urban education and social justice. TED's Early Childhood Education program emphasizes teaching and conducting research with children from birth to age eight. Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates whose teaching focuses on play theory, family-centered inquiries, young children's social and emotional development, and culturally sustaining pedagogies that address underserved children and families in urban communities. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with colleagues in the College of Education Early Childhood Center, the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center, and the Wayne State University Early Childhood Consortium.Located in the cultural center of Detroit midtown, Wayne State University (WSU) is within walking distance of major museums, theaters, and music venues. It is one of only two public urban universities with the highest possible designation for both Research and Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU's 200-acre campus is home to 13 schools and colleges and nearly 28,000 students. WSU offers over 350 academic programs across the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels.Teach and develop Early Childhood Education undergraduate and graduate courses, and in-service professional development opportunities for practicing educators;Serve as coordinator of TED's Early Childhood Education program, and lead the innovation, continuous improvement, and assessment of the program;Advise, mentor, and help recruit and retain undergraduate Recruit, retain, and evaluate part-time faculty teaching and coaching in Early Childhood Education; andLead Early Childhood Education program meetings, and participate in TED and College of Education meetings.
Qualifications: Earned Master's degree in Education, Teacher Education, or Curriculum & Instruction, with a specialization in Early Childhood Education, or a related field;Minimum of three years of experience teaching children from birth to age eight;University-level teaching experience, including on-campus, online and hybrid formats; andExperience in program coordination, curriculum development, and recruitment and retention of students.
Internal Number: 76_207937
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.