||Professor of Child
Development/Early Childhood Education
$50,339 - 68,746 (additional compensation for doctorate)
April 21, 2014
- Master's degree from an
acceptable accredited institution in child
development, early childhood education, human
development, home economics/family and consumer
studies with a specialization in child
development/early childhood education,
educational psychology with a specialization in
child development/early childhood education
- Bachelor's degree in any of
the above AND Master's degree in social work,
educational supervision, elementary education,
special education, psychology,
bilingual/bicultural education, life
management/home economics, family life studies,
or family and consumer studies OR
- Hold a California Community
College Credential in Nursery and Preschool
- The equivalent
- Candidate must have
sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability,
and ethnic backgrounds of community college
- Recent experience teaching
college students in a lecture and lab setting
and/or supervising in a child development
- A depth of knowledge of
developmentally appropriate practices for young
children and/or teaching experience in a
- Experience teaching in an
- Current technology
skills related to teaching in the discipline and
a willingness to pursue future technological
is a full-time, tenure track instructional assignment in the
Child Development department under the general direction of the
Dean of English, Basic Skills and Child Development.
The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester,
which may include evening hours.
The initial assignment may include lecture
classes, such as Child Growth and Development, Child, Family and
Community, as well as beginning and advanced practicum/lab
classes in Preschool and Infant/Toddler Development.
Other early childhood education courses may be assigned
related to the successful candidate's background and experience.
English, Basic Skills & Child Development Area:
The Child Development Department of Merced College is part of
the English, Basic Skills & Child Development Area.
This area includes Child Development, Liberal Studies,
Academic Support, Guidance, English and Cooperative Education.
Besides the 24 core child development classes, the
department offers a variety of specializations in Infant/Toddler
Care, Early Intervention, Families in Crisis and School-Age
Provide instruction in accordance with
established course outlines and expectations
Inform students about course requirements,
evaluation procedures and attendance policy
Maintain required student attendance and
Prepare and grade class assignments and
Post and maintain regular office hours in
accordance with prevailing policy
Participate in the development and review of
Participate in the development of
teaching-learning methods and materials
Participate in departmental, area and campus
Participate in the college's learning outcomes
assessment program, including course, program,
and institutional assessments
Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g.,
submit grades on time to admissions and records
How to Apply:
applicants must provide the following items by the
closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.
If materials are emailed or faxed
in order to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the
candidate to send originals immediately.
1. Obtain application from
the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below
and complete the entire form.
2. Letter of
interest addressing your qualifications for the position
4. Three letters of recommendation (signed and dated within the last 2
5. Legible unofficial college
transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.
Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted
the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.
Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required
materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing
application packets will not be considered.
submitted in your application file become District property and will not
be returned to you. Please mail to:
Sue Miller, Merced College, Office of Human Resources, 3600 M
Street, Merced, CA
disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the
application process. Please submit your request with your application to
the Human Resources Office.
Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be
invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening
committee which includes a
15-minute teaching demonstration on a selected topic.
Finalist interviews with district administrators will
follow the next day.
A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.
Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the
responsibility of the candidates.
Academic or Administrative
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The District’s pays (with small contribution from employee) health,
prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and
dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided
for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.
The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All faculty members, as a condition of employment, must become members of Merced College Faculty Association (MCFA) or pay a representation fee in an equal amount to a charity agreeable to MCFA. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.