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Non-Tenure Track Instructor Early Childhood Education – POOL

Department: Division of Teacher Education

Salary: WOU’s Salary Schedule can be found in Article 16 of the WOUFT-CBA 2017-2020.

Recruitment #: J-ECE
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on an “as needed” basis for the academic year.
Status: Open Pool

Benefits

Western Oregon University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Department / Division / Job Summary

The Division of Teacher Education at Western Oregon University invites qualified applicants to teach open class sections in Early Childhood Education. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and may include an excellent benefits package.

Candidates will join a rapidly growing and dynamic Early Childhood Education (ECE) program dedicated to inclusive practices and social justice. The Early Childhood program offers two bachelor’s degree options; a non-licensure Early Childhood Studies major, and an Early Childhood Teaching Authorization major. The ECE program is part of the Division of Teacher Education in the College of Education, nationally recognized for its leadership in evidence-based teacher preparation.

Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats, with possible opportunities for summer and off-campus teaching
  • Supervise clinical experiences and prepare students to interact effectively with children and families in inclusive Early Childhood settings
  • Participate in curriculum review and development including activities related to accreditation and program delivery
  • Collaborate in the growth of the Early Childhood teacher education program

Start Date

As needed

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field
  • Evidence of at least three years of successful, early childhood (birth – 4th grade) teaching experience in educational settings

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or supervision in undergraduate/graduate early childhood teacher education courses with emphasis on inclusive practices and philosophies
  • Knowledge of NAEYC and DEC recommended practices and guidelines
  • Experience teaching university students online, hybrid, and/or face-to-face
  • Ability to work effectively with students and colleagues from diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds
  • Commitment to social justice and inclusive education

Contact Information

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Marie LeJeune, at lejeunem@wou.edu, or at 503-838-8605

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8552 or employment@wou.edu

Application Instructions

You may submit all materials online at www.wou.edu/faculty

Required application materials (PDF preferred):
  1. WOU Employment Application available at wou.edu/facultyapp
  2. Letter of application detailing interest in the position and a description of teaching and professional development
    goals. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive,
    collaborative, and diverse community
  3. Curriculum vita
  4. Name and complete contact information for three references
  5. Copy of unofficial transcripts for highest degree earned

As an alternative, you may also submit application materials by:

Mail:
J-ECE, Non-Tenure Track Instructor Early Childhood Education - POOL
Human Resources, Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361

E-mail:
employment@wou.edu
with subject line: J-ECE, NTT, Non-Tenure Track Instructor Early Childhood Education - POOL

Fax: 503-838-8144.

Western Oregon University seeks diversity as a foundation of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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