Lecturer, Childhood Education

SUNY College At Plattsburgh

United States

October 1, 2021


ATR Details Search Number PJ # 6892

Title Lecturer, Childhood Education Category Academic Department Teacher Education, Undergraduate About Our College:

Situated in one of the world's most beautiful regions – SUNY Plattsburgh's main campus is on Lake Champlain between the Adirondack Mountains of New York and Green Mountains of Vermont. SUNY Plattsburgh is a vibrant, public, comprehensive college, and member of the State University of New York's (SUNY) comprehensive system of higher education committed to student- centered academic excellence. While the college enrolls more than 5,500 students in 70+ baccalaureate, certificate, and master's programs, an average class size of 22 students allows the individual attention necessary to ensure that its graduates are educated to succeed in an increasingly complex, multicultural and interdependent world.

About The Position:

The School of Education, Health, and Human Services prepares students for successful entry into their profession. We focus on an ethical approach to human well-being and encourage critical thinking and practical application. The Education Department has a long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and teacher preparation. Effective Spring 2022, we are seeking a dynamic, collaborative Lecturer who has experience teaching at the elementary education level, and who values inclusion, multicultural competencies, learner-centered pedagogy, and social justice.

In this position, integrating curricular areas and infusing technology to support learning will be essential. A successful candidate will be expected to practice and model reflective teaching and learning as a member of collaborative/cooperative cohort teaching teams, working closely with university colleagues and professionals in regional partner schools. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and service. As an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues.

The teacher education programs at SUNY Plattsburgh are innovative, flourishing, and AAQEP accredited, focusing on preparing preservice teachers. Our programs integrate extensive field experiences, developmental and educational theory, content knowledge, and critical pedagogy. We have adopted an inquiry approach to program development, and as such, faculty participation in program assessment and improvement activities is required.

The successful candidate may be asked to teach courses in a distance learning format.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Elementary Education or related field
  • Five years of public school (or equivalent) K-6 teaching experience
  • Evidence of a strong developmental base with knowledge of multiple teaching methodologies
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators including P-12 personnel
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching and supervising field experiences at the college level online and in face-to-face modalities
  • Knowledge and experience working with racially and/or linguistically diverse children and families
  • Experience integrating technology into elementary classroom teaching
  • Experience teaching in an inclusive classroom
  • Experience with New York State Learning Standards/Next Generation Standards
  • Knowledge of edTPA and other New York State Teacher Certification Exams
  • About Our Community:

    The College's 256-acre campus sits on the edge of the city's downtown area. Plattsburgh is home to a variety of arts and cultural venues, including the nearly 100-year-old Strand Theatre. Our active waterfront location features a small town feel combined with the advantages and opportunities of a larger urban center. The Plattsburgh area offers excellent schools, a vast health network and elder care services, along with wide retail offerings. It is an emerging home to microbreweries, wineries, community supported agriculture and more. The campus is within easy traveling distance to Montreal, Quebec; Lake Placid, N.Y.; and Burlington, VT.

    Salary $44,178 minimum, plus excellent benefits. Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by: 10/01/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter of interest, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, a personal letter/statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three current professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

    EEO Statement

    SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

    Pay Equity Statement

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov

    Supplemental Questions

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  • Are you currently employed by SUNY College at Plattsburgh?
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  • How did you learn about this position?
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  • HigherEdJobs.com
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  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Philosophy
  • Contact Information for three references
  • Transcripts
  • Other Document 1
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