Lesley University Instructor - Early Childhood Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts
For full position description and to apply please use the link provided to visit our website. About Lesley University: Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills. Please note that all Core faculty at Lesley University are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 509 (SEIU). Job Description: This position will teach primarily in the first and second year core program in the early childhood sequence. Courses include early childhood development (3 hours/week - 2 class sessions) and group supervision of field internships (2 groups for 1 hour week each). Faculty visit sites three times per semester serving as a liaison between the student, the job site, and the Threshold Program and provide support to students with learning challenges by e-mail and phone as well as in-person. Training students on the use of mass transit is integral. Developing and maintaining internship sites for students with disabilities is an essential feature of this position. On-going curriculum development and revision is a major feature of this position. Participation in weekly 90-minute Threshold Faculty meetings, 8 professional staff development days, and participation in the larger Lesley faculty community is an expectation of this position. Requirements: Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Elementary Education. Paid experience in pre-school classroom settings. Current knowledge of Massachusetts regulations pertaining to the operation of pre-schools and daycare centers, and the requirements to prepare student for the DEEC "teacher" qualification. Supervisory experience with an emphasis on working with special education student strengths. Knowledge of teaching techniques, child development, behavior management, curriculum development and the current state of the art textbooks in early childhood education. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to give concrete, direct, and directive feedback. Must be able to work collaboratively with colleagues, daycare operators, families, and students. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, with an emphasis upon writing narrative student evaluations, parental communications and popular press articles. Good organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills. Ability to be flexible. Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in SPED, Transition or Vocational Education. CPR and first aid certification. Additional Information: Part-time = 17.5 hours. 2-3 days. Fixed teaching time. Flexible supervisory time. Approximate student caseload of 8 students. Wednesday faculty meetings 12-1:1:30 PM. This is a 9-month Faculty position. BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL POSITIONS Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply. Application Instructions: A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.