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Employment Opportunity

 
Position: Professor of Child Development/Early Childhood Education
Salary:
$50,339-68,746 (additional compensation for doctorate)
Closing Date:
February 10 2014, 5:00 pm
Beginning Date:
August 7, 2014

Minimum Qualifications

Required: 

  • 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 OR  
  • 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 Education OR   
  • The equivalent    
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Preferred: 

  • Recent experience teaching college students in a lecture and lab setting and/or supervising in a child development center.
  • A depth of knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for young children and/or teaching experience in a preschool center.     
  • Experience teaching in an online environment.  
  • Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments. 

General Description:   This 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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 scholastic records
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
  • Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
  • Participate in the development and review of curriculum
  • Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
  • Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
  • 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

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 Care. 

How to Apply:   All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment.  Documents may be emailed or faxed to meet the deadline.  If emailed or faxed, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals of all documents immediately.  Email to:  HR@mccd.edu, Fax 209-384-6103

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
3.  Resume
4.  Three recent letters of recommendation
5.
 Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  The transcripts must include the 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 deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

All materials 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  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: 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 same or next day.  A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Applications for Download


Academic or Administrative Service Application

Word Document [226k] - This application may be downloaded, saved to disk, and filled out using Microsoft Word 97 or higher. You may navigate the application blank by tabbing from field to field or pointing and clicking with the mouse. The blanks where information is to be filled in are non-printing characters. If there are additional pages in your application because of the information you included, that is OK. Merced College and the eight other colleges will accept your document as it prints.

PDF Format [62k] - This application may be printed and filled out using pen or a typewriter.

Employee Benefits: 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.

Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned 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.