Faculty - Education/Early Childhood Instruction

Vacancy Notice: Friday, February 10, 2023
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 12, 2023 by 11:59 PM CST
Position Type: Faculty
Hours: Full Time / 9 month
Reports To: Dean of Human Services, Liberal & Applied Arts

Job Summary

Have you ever thought about teaching in your area of expertise? Are you passionate about making an impact and empowering others with life changing opportunities? Is it your time to be the difference? If so, Hawkeye Community College has a great opportunity for you.

The Education department is seeking a full-time faculty member to provide high-quality Education/Early Childhood instruction. We are interested in finding a knowledgeable, positive and professional role model to lead our students. The college provides a two-year faculty induction & mentoring program to support our newest faculty members. The public wants training opportunities and the industry needs trained professionals – it is a great time for our Liberal Arts program and Career and Technical programs to address both.

This position is set to begin August 2023.

Our full-time position, involves teaching K-12 Education courses and Early Childhood Education courses, including courses for paraeducator certification. Instructional assignments may include, but are not limited to: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Children’s Literature, and Field Experience. The successful candidate will be committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. Teaching assignments may include days and evenings, and various sites and formats. A full-time teaching load of 15 credit hours per term is typical.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develops, plans, and facilitates the learning process.

  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are appropriate for meeting stated objectives, assessing accomplishments of students on a regular basis, and providing progress reports as requested and required.

  • Participates actively as a department member with a focus on student learning./p>

  • Facilitates discipline-related activities, regular assessment of student learning, student academic advising, and department committee assignments.

  • Maintains cooperative relationships with the Dean, supervisors, other faculty, the Advisory Committee, all divisions of the College, prospective employers, and the community.

  • Works with academic success advisors to maintain transfer articulations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education or related field with a minimum of three years full time experience in a PK-12 setting.

  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.

  • Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate with students, colleagues, staff, and the public.

  • Demonstrates ability to apply teaching skills, motivate and engage students, and be personable and professional.

  • Documents the ability to learn and apply new concepts and ideas to develop and deliver curriculum. An understanding of various learning styles and instructional modalities.

  • Demonstrates ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.

  • Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in post-secondary education teaching

Working Conditions

Teaching assignments may include days and evenings, and various sites and formats. A full-time teaching load of 15 credit hours per term is typical.

Work is performed either in or a combination of an office setting, classroom setting using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move frequently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Employment Status

Nine-month contractual position beginning in August of 2023. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience and will include a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; personal and sick leave; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment

    • Submit/upload a cover letter addressing the following:

      • Describe any classroom responsibilities and experiences with children ages 18 months to 5 years old, and/or in PK-12 education and include courses taught and employment status.

      • Describe two or three characteristics or traits that you possess that makes you uniquely qualified for this position.

      • Describe your commitment to the community college mission and philosophy.

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload at least 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

  • Submit an online application and all required materials by Sunday, March 12, 2023.

All application materials must be submitted by Sunday, March 12, 2023 by 11:59 PM CST.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: hawkeyecollege.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/equal-opportunity. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email equity-titleIX@hawkeyecollege.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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