Early Childhood Education Instructor


 Early Childhood Education Instructor

Deadline: March 11, 2018

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is seeking qualified faculty for a tenure track position in Early Childhood Education. SVC is nationally known for its learning communities and for a strong commitment to student success. The Early Childhood Education department is nationally recognized for its focus on developing strong bilingual and inclusive early childhood educators. The degree programs in this department serve the dual purpose of preparing students for the workforce, as well as academic transfer to four-year institutions. An ideal candidate possesses a deep knowledge of child development informed by extensive experience working directly with children and families.

SVC is looking for faculty who show exceptional classroom skills, whose enthusiasm for the subject matter engages students, and who challenge students through innovative pedagogy and teaching strategies. We seek teacher-scholars whose engagement in improving the quality of, and equitable access to, early childhood complements and informs their teaching. Faculty at SVC respect and work effectively with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.

Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound in the northwest corner of Washington State, Skagit Valley College is located 60 miles north of Seattle and 80 miles south of Vancouver, BC. SVC was established in 1926 in Mount Vernon. Operating as one college with several campuses and centers, SVC serves Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties with campuses in Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor, centers in Friday Harbor and Clinton, and a Marine Manufacturing and Technology Center in Anacortes.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English language (revised as of 1/31/18);
  • Graduate degree in early childhood education, child development, child and family studies, or related discipline with at least 18 graduate credits in early childhood/family studies;
  • Experience as an early childhood educator with a record of effective, high-quality teaching;
  • Experience in a leadership role in an early learning setting;
  • Experience providing training and mentoring to early childhood educators;
  • Demonstrated commitment to promote equitable access and educational achievement of diverse students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education, or closely related field with at least 18 graduate credits in early childhood/family studies, or currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program;
  • Three (3) years recent experience managing early learning programs;
  • Teaching experience in a higher education setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative teaching and learning;
  • Bilingual teaching experience;
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

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