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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 03/5/2018
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education

The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) invites applications for the position of Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education (ECE). The successful candidate will contribute to the HDFS department through the following efforts:

1. Serve as the Director of the Cleo L. Craig Child Development Laboratory (CDL) on the OSU Stillwater campus, reporting to the HDFS Department Head.

Specific responsibilities include: -Oversee the vision, mission, and planning for the CDL in collaboration with CDL faculty and staff, HDFS department faculty, and the local community. -Management, supervision, and retention of CDL faculty and staff members. -Support and facilitate high quality programming for children enrolled in the CDL. -Work with HDFS accountant to maintain financial records and accounts for the CDL. -Work with CDL faculty and staff to provide them with relevant professional development opportunities. -Ensure that CDL policies, procedures, and programming are in line with government standards (Oklahoma Department of Human Services), NAEYC, and Stillwater Public Schools (including maintaining NAEYC national accreditation). -Collaborate with other colleges and departments within OSU to facilitate student internships, observations, and research opportunities within the CDL. -Work effectively with CDL parents and families providing information, resources, and a warm and inviting environment. -Maintain positive relationships with CDL donors and cultivate donors when needed for CDL initiatives. -Seek funding to support the growth and viability of the CDL. -Carry out other duties as required to maintain high quality and innovative programming in the CDL and grow its reputation as a national model for early childhood education.

2. Serve as an Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Practice as an active member of the HDFS faculty. 

-Teach three credit hours in the ECE program per semester as assigned. -Participate in HDFS faculty meetings, ECE program meetings, and meet regularly with the ECE program coordinator to facilitate connections between the ECE academic program and the CDL. -Contribute to the vision of the HDFS department and ECE Program. -Mentor students. -Carry out other duties as required. 3. Work in a team-oriented environment as an active member of the HDFS department and ECE program. -Demonstrate a commitment to pre-service teacher education. -Contribute to departmental outreach and engagement activities. -Participate in departmental, college, and university committees or other service. -Engage in responsibilities consistent with the land grant mission at OSU.

Minimum qualifications: Master's Degree in ECE or related field. Three or more years of teaching experience with children in infancy through kindergarten and administrative experience in early childhood programs. Early Childhood Certification. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and an ability to interact well with a variety of people. Must possess the ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and be self-motivated. Successful candidate must provide evidence of employment eligibility as required.

Preferred qualifications: Ph.D./Ed.D. in ECE or related field. Expertise in Early Childhood Special Education and/or Early Intervention.

Appointment begins August 2018. This position is a ten (10) month, full time, non-tenure track faculty position with an appointment of 75% administration/25% instruction within the HDFS department. For consideration, apply at

Please submit the following documents: 1) Letter of interest and qualifications for the position (2 page maximum describing relevant professional experience for this position), 2) Curriculum vitae, 3) Contact information for five (5) references.

For further information or to nominate a potential candidate, please contact the Search Committee Chair: Amy Williamson, Ph.D. Email: For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)