Tenure Track Professor in Early Childhood

Department of Education

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for a Professor of Early Childhood Education for a new Early Childhood Workforce Program to begin August 2022. The Teacher Education department offers programs leading to licensure in 13 areas and is collectively the third largest program on campus. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a range of Gateways aligned teacher preparation courses, including pedagogy and methodology, focused on developmentally appropriate practices, in Blackburn’s online, baccalaureate degree Early Childhood Workforce Program.

Qualifications include Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Early Childhood, Curriculum and Instruction or another closely related field. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, experience with the Gateways Credentialing System, and experience in working with children from birth to grade two are essential. The ideal candidate will be adept in the use of instructional technology, be familiar with Early Childhood standards, be committed to the concept that all students can be productive members of our communities, and be interested in joining a campus community that promotes diversity, respect, and inclusion.

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such, we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Send resume, CV, cover letter, including a diversity statement describing what diversity means to you and why it is important, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current and professional references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email hr@blackburn.edu. Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of completed application.