Early Childhood Education Instructor

Catawba Valley Community College

United States

June 22, 2021


Early Childhood Education Instructor


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Hickory, NC

Job Type



Early Childhood Education

Job Number



6/22/2021 11:59 PM Eastern


College Early Childhood Education instructor with teaching duties in Health and Public Services School. Responsibilities also include active participation in departmental work on curriculum design, assessment, and andragogy/pedagogy. This is a 9-month teaching position that requires your presence on campus for teaching responsibilities, office hours, and any other required departmental/college-wide activities. Teaching assignments will be for day, evening, and/or weekend classes. Classes will be assigned at on-campus and off-campus teaching sites (e.g., high school locations) in addition to online environments.

Minimum base salary: $4,170 per month ($42,390 annually)

Examples of Duties

Provide effective instruction to students online and/or in the classroom by preparing for each learning experience, providing supplemental materials to enhance textbooks and lessons, and using effective evaluation methods to determine student performance.

If a specific EDU course involves laboratory/community classroom instruction/experience, applicant must demonstrate, endorse, and enforce student adherence to the laboratory/community classroom health and safety protocols.

Support student learning outside of the classroom by holding regular office hours, providing information about additional resources outside of class, and responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner so as to promote student success. Applicant must also be willing to organize, lead, and/or direct student organization and club activities.

Support curriculum development by participating in the creation and evaluation of courses, curriculum, and programs; participating in program advisory committees; attending departmental, school-wide, college-wide, and state-wide meetings; and serving as backup for other faculty members.

Promote the success of the college by participating in standing and/or ad hoc committees and following college professional and ethical guidelines both on a local, state, and/or national level.

Maintain teaching and work environment including equipment and supplies, overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to NAEYC standards to provide a safe and successful work environment.

Stay current in the Education field and teaching methodology by meeting or exceeding all institutional professional development guidelines, participating in professional development workshops and seminars, and participating in professional organizations and reading journals in the teaching and education disciplines.

Maintain accurate records such as attendance, grades, information for accreditation, and other important data and submit reports according to departmental and college policies.

Communicate clearly, conscientiously, professionally, and in a caring manner with students and colleagues.

Participate in the orientation of new part-time and/or full-time faculty members, as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Degree Requirements: Holds, at a minimum, a Master's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Education or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. As a minimum, the academic preparation must meet the requirements of SACS and any other specialized accrediting/certifying agencies.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience teaching in the field in Early Childhood Education/Teacher Preparation area.
  • Evidence of demonstrated leadership abilities preferred, such as service as program director, project director, or other leadership role.
  • Strong scholarship and evidence of continued academic growth.
  • Is proficient in curriculum design, evaluation, instruction, and academic advising.
  • Experience with instructional technology.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft, Google, Web Ex, and Zoom programs.
  • Knowledge of:

  • Classroom instructional techniques and proce­dures.
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program development and administration in the area of assignment.
  • Current trends, research, and development in the area of assignment.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Principles and techniques involved in curriculum and course development.
  • Principles and techniques involved in test development.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regu­lations, as appropriate.
  • Ability to:

  • Participate in instructional programs suited to the community.
  • Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom activities.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Create effective instruction for delivery in both online and physical classrooms while maintaining compliance with ADA standards.
  • Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, proce­dures, laws, and regulations.
  • Work effectively in diverse teams, both within assigned department and cross-functionally across the college.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Other personal traits: Must be a good team member and be willing to update skills as needed. Must be able to work effectively with diverse student populations. Educational philosophy must be compatible with the role of the community college and with best practices in early childhood and teacher prep education.

    Supplemental Information

    Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Oral communication skills will be assessed in the interview.
  • Written communication skills will be assessed in the letter of application and in all submitted application materials.
  • Finalists who interview may be asked to teach a 10-12 minute lesson on a topic supplied in advance of the interview.

    All advertised positions are contingent upon funding. All employees are paid by direct deposit.

    Copies of all unofficial degree transcripts, including coursework completed and degree conferred, must be provided during the on-line application process. Official transcripts are required to be forwarded to the CVCC Human Resources Office upon hire. Or a combination of both official and unofficial as written in the online application process.

    Physical Conditions:

  • Classroom environment; work closely with others; may be exposed to hazardous laboratory substances.
  • Frequent walking, standing, and sitting for prolonged periods of time.
  • Frequent communications, verbal and written.
  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

    All advertised positions are contingent upon funding.

    All employees are paid by direct deposit.

    Paid Leave Annual Leave: All Full-time, non-faculty employees earn from 10-25 days annually based on years of service and contract period. Sick Leave: Full-time employees earn one day (8 hours) of sick leave per contract month. Sick leave from other NC State Agencies in the retirement system may be transferred to CVCC. Institutional Holidays : In addition to the various types of leave, CVCC grants an established number of legal holidays to full-time, regular employees on an annual basis.

    Health Care Health Insurance: 2 plans are available to full-time employees. Coverage is available, at current group rates, for spouse, child, or entire family. Dental Insurance: Available to full-time employees and any eligible dependents at current group rates. Vision Care: Coverage is available at current group rates, for employee and any eligible dependents. Additional Coverage for Critical Illness, Cancer, Accident, Disability, etc: Optional supplemental coverage plans are available to employees who choose to participate. Flexible Spending Accounts: most employees can opt for pre-tax flexible spending accounts which can be used to pay for out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or dependent care expenses.

    Disability Insurance Full-time employees are enrolled in the Disability Income Plan of North Carolina. This plan provides both short-term and long-term disability income benefits. Further information regarding plan requirements and benefits may be obtained from the Retirement Benefits Manual (see the Disability Income Plan of North Carolina section).

    Retirement NC Teacher's and State Employee's Retirement (TSER's): For employees assigned to work 20 hours per week or more, participation in this program is required. Employees contribute 6% of their salary, which is tax deferred. Vesting in the retirement system requires 5 years of membership. Tax Deferred Programs: Tax-sheltering programs are available through IRS Code 125 (Cafeteria Plan), 401 (k) and 457 (Deferred Compensation).

    Additional Benefits Longevity Pay: After 10 years of creditable service, employees, receive an annual longevity payment based on years of service and annual salary. Life Insurance: After one year of service, a Death Benefit equal to annual salary (maximum $50,000) is provided by the Retirement System. Optional life insurance coverage is also available for both employee and dependents through payroll deduction. Employee Assistance Program: It is the policy of CVCC to provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as a benefit to assist employees with personal problems that may adversely affect job performance. CVCC provides coverage for the first five visits.

    Additional full-time employment benefits are included within the "Personnel and Employment" section of the CVCC Policy Manual. Please click the link below to access the CVCC Policy Manual.

    https:// www. cvcc.edu/AboutUs/Policies/


    Catawba Valley Community College


     2550 Highway 70 SE

    Hickory, North Carolina, 28602


     828.327.7000 ext. 4277

    828.327.7000 ext. 4103


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