GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Instructors are primarily responsible for organizing and carrying out structured learning processes for students in their academic and programmatic unit. In addition, instructors participate in the full range of professional and college-related activities including student advising, curriculum development, professional growth, departmental and college-wide meetings, committee activity, and community involvement.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Instructs students in a classroom, online learning platform, lab, learning center, or other setting as appropriate.
- Advises students on matters of program goals and course requirements; schedules office hours.
- Prepares, distributes, utilizes and updates instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate.
- Develops, communicates, and utilizes student assessment processes and instruments which are related to the stated objectives of the course, the department and the institution.
- Participates as a team member in department meetings and planning activities.
- Participates in curriculum planning and development as needed.
- Serves as a member of college-wide standing committees, screening committees, and other related activities as assigned.
- Participates in the development of the class schedule.
- Engages in regular professional growth activity based on the objectives established in an approved professional growth plan.
- Represents the Early Childhood Education Department and the College to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations in a professional manner.
- Responsible for departmental equipment and provides for the security of facilities and instructional materials as appropriate to the department.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- A Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field is required.
- Three years of teaching experience at the college level is required, as well as three years of experience working in an early childhood setting.
- Extensive program development and course development, as well as student advising is preferred.
Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.
For assignments requiring operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a valid Oregon Driver's License and proof of an acceptable driving record at the time of hire are required. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver's license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)).
Extensive knowledge of the subject area to be taught; computer applications for communication and learning, including word processing, the Internet, online instruction, social media, spreadsheets, and multi-media presentations; curriculum development; the contemporary community college mission, its role in higher education, and its diverse student population; the role of accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; and a variety of different pedagogical methods, including lecture, group activity, discussion, online and individual instruction to accommodate a variety of learning styles, as well as effective online instruction.
Contemporary knowledge of the following Early Childhood education subjects: play-based learning, social/emotional development of young children, fostering creativity, infant/toddler development, preschool/primary development, child health and physical development, guiding children in group settings, and cognitive development is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is preferred.
Communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues and students; work collaboratively as a member of an academic department; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties, including the use of new technologies such as online instruction; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth demonstrate excitement and enthusiasm in teaching in the subject area; adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including lectures, group activities, individual instruction, and distance learning; work and interact effectively with staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds; participate in curriculum and program development; and participate in the student advising program and college-wide efforts to improve student retention and success. Pass a criminal background check.
Method of Application and Closing Date
This is a Full-time Faculty position in the Early Childhood Education department.
Position will remain open until filled. Documents required for submission include:
- Cover Letter
- Three (3) professional letters of recommendation (one of which must be current within the last two years)
- Unofficial transcripts indicating the level of degree earned.
- Applications missing any of the above listed required documents will be considered incomplete and ineligible for further review.
RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce that includes members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
ONLY FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AFTER FINAL SELECTION IS MADE. INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT'S EXPENSE. FINAL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND PROVIDE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR REQUIRED DEGREE. ONLY DEGREES RECEIVED FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED; ACCREDITATION MUST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DEGREE AUTHORIZATION, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AS REQUIRED BY ORS 348.609. ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A 24-HOUR NOTICE TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE.