Childhood Education Instructor
Position Title: Childhood Education Instructor
Position Category: Faculty
Position Status: 10 Month
Advertised Salary: $47,785 - $54,952
Department: Education (EDU)
Working Hours: Varies
General Description: Niagara County Community College is seeking dedicated, motivated individuals for a full-time, tenure-track Childhood Education instructor to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise in continuing to move the program forward in innovative ways,. As a full-time faculty member at Niagara County Community College, successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to student success through teaching and learning excellence as well as provide program coordination. The start date of this position will be August 24, 2023.
The successful candidate for this position will have relevant professional experience in childhood education grades K-6 and focused academic study necessary to provide instruction in a full range of courses including, but not limited to Introduction to Careers in Teaching, Introduction to Elementary Education, Introduction to Contemporary Education, Disabilities: Birth to Adolescence, and Introduction to Literacy Instruction.
These classes can be held during days and/or evenings. They can be face-to-face, face-to-face enhanced with a Zoom option, asynchronous online, blended synchronous on Zoom, hyflex (face-to-face, synchronous Zoom, and asynchronous online), and hybrid (in-person and online). Regardless of the modality, the selected candidate would need to be available to report in person on campus to hold office hours and attend meetings and events when needed.
Responsibilities include teaching 15 contact hours of lecture per semester, student advisement, curriculum and course development, recruitment, coordination with transfer universities, and participation in college and departmental activities. The person selected may be appointed as the Program Coordinator for the Childhood Education AS degree program. Teaching load assignments will be made based on the selected candidate's experience, background, and institutional need. A summer stipend is a possibility to continue the program rebuilding process. The successful candidate will only be required to work 162 days per academic year (August - May) and will be provided with a winter break from mid-December to early January, and a Spring Break for one week in mid-March.
In addition to the base salary, there are avenues to increase the salary by teaching overload, teaching summer courses, coordinating the program and doing special assignments, etc. There is a tenure track pathway for promotion to higher level salaries of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor.
Niagara County Community College provides phenomenal benefits for our employees. These benefits are part of a total compensation package comprised of more than just a salary, which includes participation in the NYS Retirement System as well as benefits that not only cover you and your family's health but also your well-being as we understand the importance of allowing our employees to have a healthy work-life balance. Please visit https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/hr/benefits/ to view our benefit offerings.
Typical Work ActivitiesEssential Functions:
- Participate in student recruitment
- Develop relations with Student Life, high schools, and the public education community
- Apply for grants and solicit other resources
- Develop and maintain transfer program articulation agreements
- Maintain subject matter currency
- Develop and revise the program's curriculum
- Use computer technology including classroom technology and the College's learning management system
- Assess course and program learning outcomes
- Advise students in the program and train advisors who help with students in the program
- Contribute meaningfully and regularly to departmental/divisional meetings, taskforces, and activities
- Participate in college and discipline-specific professional activities
- Cooperate with SUNY 4-year institutions as it pertains to curriculum coordination as well as student transfers
- Complete other duties as assigned
Essential Functions: Ability to navigate relationships with a diverse population. Ability to advise students for classes, transfer options, and career opportunities in the field. Ability to be an active member in the division and serve on committees representing the division. Ability to speak in front of groups of people. Ability to actively involve and engage students in their own learning. Must be able to communicate effectively with students, co-workers, supervisors, and the campus and external community. Must be able to develop, prepare and present information. Must able to operate computers. Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position.
- MS Degree in Education or related degree
- Two years' experience teaching in a college setting
- Professional experience in K-6 education
- PhD, ED, or ABD in Education or related degree
- Experience with administrative functions such as program recruitment and program and course development;
- Knowledge of NYSED standards and procedures;
- Knowledge of assessment procedures and tracking;
- Experience with community outreach;
- Experience with field placement;
- Experience with grant writing;
- NYS Certification in grades 1-6 and/or K-2 or similar certification
About NCCC: Our college nurtures and empowers its students and employees in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services in an inclusive and welcoming environment. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life of valued stake-holders. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and transparency, and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 2,849 students (Fall 2022 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 12:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention and connection between students and faculty.
The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county's three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls.
NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services.
NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
Background Check Detail:
EEO Statement: NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number: F190P
Open Date: 05/08/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary: For full consideration applications must be submitted by May 31, 2023. If a viable candidate is not found during the initial review, applications submitted after Mat 31, 2023 will be considered.
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
• cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
• unofficial transcripts
• names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.