California State University Channel Islands — Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies–Early Literacy

CSU Channel Islands seeks an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Studies (Early Literacy focus) whose work focuses on child development, early learning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and early literacy.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Studies (ECS) prepares CSUCI students to work effectively with young children from birth through eight years of age and their families. The ECS program develops the knowledge and skills necessary to work with dual language learners and children with special abilities. The academic program offers core curricula and fieldwork in early childhood studies and pedagogy while highlighting family engagement in the context of culture, language, and society. Upon completion of the BA in Early Childhood Studies, graduates are eligible for the Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

Responsibilities:

  • Teach courses in the Early Childhood Studies program (birth through age 8) that focus on early literacy, child development, early learning, curriculum and instruction, assessment, and student teaching supervision,
  • Evidence of active research agenda focusing on early literacy,
  • Provide service to the Early Childhood Studies Program, School of Education, University, the Early Childhood Profession and the broader community.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD or completed Doctoral degree in Early Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field with an emphasis on early literacy.
  • Experience teaching in early childhood settings birth through age 8 for a minimum of three years as lead teacher.
  • An emerging record of research in early childhood education with an emphasis on early literacy.
  • Commitment to social justice issues and experience with working diverse communities and environments supporting multiple abilities.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the ability and commitment to effectively work and engage with a diverse student population and evidence of successful mentoring minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.
  • As a condition of employment, this position will require a background check. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of young dual language learners and/or biliteracy development.
  • Experience with integrating technology in teaching and learning.
  • Ability to build collaborative partnerships in multicultural, multilingual schools and communities.
  • Bilingual, Spanish preferred.

Review begins on 04/21/2021
For more information and to apply, visit: https://education.csuci.edu/about/fall-2021-openings

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