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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
  • Position Number: 1179175
  • Location: Ashland, WI
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood


Early Childhood Education Instructor


Posting Number: 2010562
Position Type: Faculty
Campus: Ashland
Department: Academic Affairs

Position Overview:
Applications are currently being accepted from learning-focused, creative and dynamic candidates for a full-time Early Childhood Education Instructor at the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Ashland Campus.

The Early Childhood Education program prepares students for a professional career within the field by ensuring that they are able to apply child development theory to practice, cultivate relationships with children, family and the community, assess child growth and development, use best practice for teaching and learning, integrate health, safety and nutrition practices, and demonstrate professionalism. Primary responsibilities include curriculum development and instruction in asynchronous and synchronous online, hybrid, and in-person formats. Other duties include fieldwork coordination and oversight, academic/club advising, program promotion/recruitment, and active participation in related divisional, Collegewide, and external initiatives.

Required Core Abilities:
WITC seeks to employ individuals with talent, commitment, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to:
-Assess own learning and progress toward established personal and professional goals.
-Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
-Communicate effectively in personal and group settings.
-Contribute to a diverse, respectful, and inclusive working and learning environment.
-Effect change and demonstrate flexibility and positive leadership.
-Acquire and apply technology to working and learning.

Qualifications:
1. Masters degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
2. Two years (4,000 hours) occupational experience in the early childhood education field.
4. Knowledge of and experience with brain-based teaching and learning.
3. Experience teaching with technology and using Blackboard or similar platform preferred.
5. Teaching experience with strong background in assessment preferred.

Physical Demands:
Typical classroom environment.

Job Description:
Instructional assignments typically contain classroom contact hours, advising responsibilities, professional development days, and other activities as assigned. All assignments can be completed within the parameters of the Collegewide calendar and typical faculty work-week. The faculty work week consists of 35 hours/week totaling 1330 hours per year including summer, fall, and spring terms. Please see the Employee Handbook for more information.

All instructors teaching for credit courses are expected to complete the Faculty Professional Development Plan (FQAS). Here is a link to the plan. All instructors are expected to complete the seven required FQAS courses. Full-time instructors must complete the courses in three years; part-time faculty have five years to complete the required courses.

After completing the seven FQAS courses, instructors are fully qualified under the FQAS system and are required to meet ongoing professional development activities in the categories of instructor excellence, student success, and currency in the faculty member's professional field. Full-time faculty are required to complete 40 hours/year of professional development activities. Part-time instructors must complete 10 hours/year. Each instructor is responsible for his or her own professional development and develops a professional development plan with his or her dean annually. Instructors are responsible for entering professional development activities in Maestro.

Instructors are expected to set their own professional goals annually. Full-time instructors must develop at least three goals: one individual goal, one goal related to his or her position or program, and one goal related to service to the college or community. These goals are discussed with the instructor's supervisor and progress towards those goals is evaluated at the end of the school year. Part-time instructors must develop at least one goal annually.

Instructors work in alignment with the college's mission, vision, core values, and tenets. Instructors are expected to provide service to the college community exemplified by teamwork, committee involvement, and participation in shared leadership activities.
Instructors are expected to role model the Employability Essentials expected of WITC students:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Think critically
  • Be socially responsible
  • Be professional

    Instructors are expected to learn and use new technology to enhance teaching and learning.

    Instructors must be able to work non-standard hours including evening and weekend hours. Instructors must be willing to teach in a variety of learning environments including face-to-face, online, web-conferencing, and hybrid classrooms.

    Instructors must be able to travel and teach on WITC campuses besides their home campus if assigned to do so. Driver's license and acceptable insurance coverage are required for bi-weekly expense reimbursement.

    Posting Date: 03/01/2018
    Testing Date:
    Testing Time:
    Testing Place: No applicant testing required for this position.
    Closing Date: 3/23/2018
    Open Until Filled: No

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Your application will be considered complete when we have received a completed online application, a cover letter addressing all of the qualifications for this position, and a resume. Original or copies of official or unofficial college transcripts will also be helpful in our determining who the best candidates are to be interviewed. Please note that original transcripts will be required prior to any job offer being made. If you have any questions on the transcript requirements, Human Resources can be contacted via email at humanresources@witc.edu.
    Please mail transcripts, if unable to scan, to Human Resources:
    WITC
    505 Pine Ridge Drive
    Shell Lake WI 54871


    Please note: the College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

    Weeks per year: 38 weeks per year
    Hours per week: 35 hours per week
    Salary Hiring Range: Masters degree $50,753 $59,976/year
    Benefit Information: Health Insurance
    Flexible Spending Account
    Dental Insurance
    Vision Insurance
    Long Term Disability Insurance
    Wisconsin Retirement
    Holidays
    Personal Leave
    Sick Leave Personal and Family
    Life/AD&D Insurance
    Professional Development
    403b Tax Sheltered Annuity/Match

    More detailed information online at https://www.witc.edu/about-witc/employment/benefits

    To apply, visit https://witc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2020





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