Anderson University and the College of Education invite applications for a full-time, nine-month position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Education for the Early Childhood Education Program. The College of Education enrolls 500+ students, employs 14 full-time faculty members, and is supported by 7 staff members, in addition to part-time faculty and staff members. Early Childhood faculty teach in the residential undergraduate programs on the main campus in Anderson, SC and online. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university seeks candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning.
Anderson University recognizes three paths for faculty employment: annual appointment, professional path, and tenure track. Faculty hired for annual appointment are evaluated on mission fit, and teaching and learning. They begin employment at the rank of instructor with the opportunity to promote to senior lecturer. Faculty in the Professional Path focus on teaching and learning and are evaluated on mission fit, teaching and learning, and service; and they are able to promote through professorial ranks. After six years of exemplary service, faculty on the Professional Path become eligible for multi-year contracts. Faculty on tenure track focus initially on teaching and learning, but they are evaluated on mission fit, teaching and learning, service, and scholarship. Tenure-track faculty promote through professorial ranks and are eligible for tenure status in year six.
This ideal candidate for this position will hold an earned terminal degree in a field of education (PhD or EdD) and relevant experience in the field of early childhood education. The preferred candidate will be expected to demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in traditional and online settings, extensive professional experience and some scholarly activity, and an interest in serving the profession. Preference will be given to applicants with higher education teaching experience and/or P-12 teaching or teacher preparation experience, and sufficient scholarship to warrant tenure-track status. The ideal candidate will Current state teacher certification required.
Additionally, there is potential for a candidate to assume the role of Department Chair responsibilities for Early Childhood and Elementary programs. Previous experience serving as a chair and/or department head is optimal, but is not required. The Department Chair works with the Dean of the College to oversee scheduling of courses, complete departmental reporting, provide oversite of adjuncts (i.e., recruitment, evaluation), and reviews curriculum to ensure alignment with program and college goals. The Department Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Education.
To ensure full consideration, please complete the online application for faculty employment (https://andersonuniversity.edu/hr/apply), along with a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to COEjobs@andersonuniverisity.edu Electronic submissions are preferred.
Questions about the position may be directed to:
Mark Butler, Dean of the College of Education
Anderson, SC 29621