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Instructor/Assistant Professor PreK-4/Early Childhood Education

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a posting for consideration by PASSHE faculty with rights under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and PASSHE. Applicant must provide the name, email address, phone number for three professional references. The successful candidate will also complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0554
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor PreK-4/Early Childhood Education
Department PreK-Grade 8 and Professional Studies
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage

50%

Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date August 18, 2018
Anticipated End Date May 24, 2019
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Lock Haven University invites application for a part time (50%), faculty position in the Department of PreK-Grade 8 Education and Professional Studies beginning August 18, 2018 and ending May 24, 2019.

Essential Duties

The successful candidate will teach 6 credit hours of coursework per semester, maintain office hours as specified by the CBA, fulfill departmental responsibilities as assigned, and participate in University functions.

The successful candidate will primarily teach undergraduate coursework within the Early Childhood or Middle Level Education programs, including Math or Science Methods. Supervisory responsibilities of students completing field experiences or student teaching may also be assigned. The department may choose to assign other courses within the expertise area(s) of the candidate as needed.

This position may require development and teaching of courses online.

Specific Duties

As listed under essential duties.

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 3 years K- grade 8 teaching experience in the United States; demonstrated expertise in PreK-grade 4 and/or grades 4 -8 education, and a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or a related field such as math or science education.

Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as Instructor.

In addition, the following are required:
• Valid teaching certificate required;
FBI fingerprint check, PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal Background Check required.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or related field from an accredited university, college teaching experience, experience with diverse populations, and supervisory experience.

Physical Demands

Must be able to travel to and from participation and/or student teaching sites to provide supervision.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 01/29/2018
Close Date 03/01/2018
Special Instructions for Applicants

This is a posting for consideration by PASSHE faculty with rights under Article 29 of the Agreement between APSCUF and PASSHE.

Applicant must provide the name, email address, phone number for three professional references.

The successful candidate will also complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at http://lockhaven.edu/hr/socialequity.html

Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

http://lockhaven.edu/publicsafety/

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3945

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained? (DEFINED)
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD
    • D. Ed.
    • Ph. D
  2. * Do you have a Pennsylvania current FBI fingerprint clearance?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Requires renewal
  3. * Do you have an up-to-date (within 1 year) Child Abuse Background Clearance?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I need to obtain or renew
  4. * Do you have an up-to-date (within 1 year) PA State Police Background Clearance?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I need to obtain or renew
  5. * Please indicate the area of Teacher Certification, type of certification, and state where it was issued.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have at least 3 years Public School Teaching Experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other
  9. * Are you a PASSHE faculty member with rights under Article 29 of the agreement between APSCUF and PASSHE?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Professional Licenses/Certifications
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Statement of Research Interest