Online Faculty, Early Childhood Education
Who We Are
We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a “Most Promising Place to Work” in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.
At FRCC, we transform lives through excellence in teaching and learning. Pillars of our approach include: Inclusive and equitable learning environments; Active student engagement; Robust instructional content; Meaningful assessment; and Continuous improvement.
We have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that reflects our student community and will support our Philosophy of Inclusion.
We are guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan. For more information, visit the following: www.frontrange.edu and VISION 2020.
Who You Are
As a full-time Early Childhood Education faculty member in the Online Learning Department, you provide online instruction in all levels of early childhood education. You are an Early Childhood Educator with broad teaching interests and abilities in online education. You have experience teaching a variety of ECE courses, including child development, curriculum techniques, child guidance, early childhood leadership, early childhood special education, infant/toddler development, fieldwork experiences, home/school/community relations, and health/safety/nutrition for young children.
You work individually, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, to develop innovative curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse population of students. Student retention and success is your top priority. You will utilize technology and effective teaching strategies to develop students’ critical thinking skills.
As a faculty member you act as a mentor for the part-time instructors. You serve as representative of the department by participating in committees, task forces, and events at the campus, college, and/or state levels. You may be asked to teach at different times, locations and modalities to meet the needs of the College.
You have experience in curriculum development, you are invested in online education, and you exhibit excitement for developing as an educator and a leader in your field.
Additional responsibilities include working with local community partners to secure fieldwork placements, collaborating with higher education partners at the two-year and 4-year levels, maintaining knowledge of current workforce requirements from the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, participating in advisory board meetings, working collaboratively across FRCC campuses to meet accreditation requirements for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and contributing to the ECE program’s five-year plan.
You are encouraged to provide evidence demonstrating alignment with FRCC’s vision of teaching excellence, the ECE Program Learning Outcomes, as well as attention and efforts towards achieving equity in student success outcomes. You are encouraged to provide evidence that you recognize the impacts of opportunity gaps on students, along with evidence of specific efforts to achieve equity in student success outcomes.
SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of April 28, 2021.
Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes: An eForm application; A resume; A copy of official transcripts; A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy; A list of courses and the semesters you have taught.
Please note: this position does include some on-campus presence. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.
SALARY: $52,676 - $59,962 annually. Please see our 2020-2021 Salary Matrix for more specific information.
BENEFITS: 2020 – 2021 APT & Faculty Benefits
Related master's degree
Master’s degree in any field with at least 18 related graduate credits
2000 verified occupational/industry hours within 7 years.
Two (2) years of experience teaching students in a post-secondary setting.
Current full-time Post-Secondary Credential for Career and Technical Education in Early Childhood Education or ability to obtain.
Related Degrees: Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Human Development and Family Studies, Elementary Education, Special Education, Family and child development, Child psychology.
Experience teaching in a community college setting.
Experience utilizing technology to teach Early Childhood Education in an online environment
Familiarity with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) accreditation standards for higher education programs.
Participation in additional online training.
Experience developing culturally responsive curriculum and assessments.
Experience with student-centered teaching methods.
Experience with evidence-based teaching methods which engage students through active learning.
Experience contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive classroom and work environment.
Experience developing innovative curriculum and assessments.
Leadership experience and/or potential for leadership
Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.