College of Education: Early Childhood (Lecturer/Instructor) - Curriculum & Instruction

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Lecturer/Instructor in Early Childhood

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

College of Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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Position: The Department of Curriculum & Instruction is seeking a full-time specialized faculty member at the rank of instructor or lecturer.  This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-track position with an additional summer month appointment, as needed.

Position Description: The Department of Curriculum & Instruction possesses an outstanding reputation in the areas of early childhood and teacher education. We seek a colleague who will join our department and College of Education to engage in teaching that will create transformative learning experiences for students and impact society. We seek candidates with expertise in early childhood education (birth through grade 2). Teaching assignments will primarily focus on reading and language arts methods courses in the online early childhood licensure program with other Curriculum & Instruction courses assigned based on candidate’s additional areas of expertise.

Qualifications: An earned master’s degree in literacy education or a related field is required. Candidates at the instructor level must have an earned master’s degree at the time of hire. Candidates at the lecturer level must have an earned doctorate at the time of hire. A minimum of three years teaching experience (or documented equivalent) with students in the range of PreK – 2nd grades is required. Experience in the use of technology for instructional delivery, including online course delivery is required.

Preferred Experience: We prefer candidates who have the following qualifications: (1) earned doctorate in literacy or early childhood education; (2) five years of teaching experience in PreK-2nd grades; (3) significant experience in multicultural and diverse educational settings; (4) demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teacher preparation and working with diverse populations; (5) prior university teaching experience; (6) expertise in additional content areas such as math, social studies, or science; and (7) experience with Canvas.

Responsibilities: Our new colleague will be expected to (1) develop and teach undergraduate courses related to early childhood literacy; (2) contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate programs; and (3) provide service at state and local levels related to early childhood education.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The proposed starting date is January 1, 2024.

For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 6:00 pm CST on October 13, 2023 (extended closing date). Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload one pdf file that contains (in this order) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and full contact information for three references by the closing date. All requested information must be submitted in a single file for consideration. Please contact Anne Pradzinski, the search chair, with any questions at apradz2@illinois.edu. 

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Requisition ID: 1020127
Job Category: Faculty
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