$58,157 - $66,736 for a 1.0 FTE, 168-day, academic year contract. Salary will be prorated for the remaining days in the contract year. LBCC offers a comprehensive benefits package.
Fully engage as a teacher and faculty member in the fulfillment of the college’s mission. This includes: teaching classes in the Education/Human Development and Family Sciences department; recruiting and advising students; serving on campus and departmental committees and task forces; and engaging in continued professional development. This position also serves as the Program Chair for the Early Childhood Education degree which includes fostering partnerships and placements with community organizations and employers; collaborating with statewide educational organizations; providing leadership both internally and in our service counties on quality early childhood education; developing and reviewing curriculum to promote student learning, and conducting program review.
Plan, develop and teach early childhood and human development courses using approved course outlines and student-centered learning as foundations.
Assess student learning at the course, program, and institutional level.
Lead practicum experience. Collaborate with and provide training to (as requested) practicum sites and on-campus childcare program.
Assume academic advising responsibilities. Develop and maintain an understanding of college processes, curricula, and technology to be an effective advisor.
Act as Program Chair for the Early Childhood Education program including leading the conventing and work of the program advisory committee; participating in statewide organizations such as the Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children (OAEYC); disseminating information to part-time faculty; high school student recruitment; working with the department chair to recruit qualified part-time instructors; completing program review; and overseeing the program website.
Develop the program in response to community needs, state and national trends, university partners, and program reviews. Work closely with educational organizations including Family Connections to ensure articulation of program, courses, and curriculum. Work with state and local leaders to create innovative strategies to build pathways to credentials and degrees to support the community's need for a diverse and high quality early childhood workforce.
Participate in the recruitment, advising, and retention of students. Prioritize program completion.
Apply for external funds as appropriate, and manage the administration and reporting of external funds, including student scholarships.
Maintain competency and currency in the subject matter of courses taught and in teaching skills. Maintain an appropriate knowledge and utilization of professional and teaching technology.
Assume responsibility for oversight of the learning environment and the appropriate use of instructional facilities.
Participate as a member of the Education/Human Development and Family Sciences team, and promote a spirit of collegiality within the college community.
Exemplify and promote the mission of LBCC.
Other work as assigned.
Master’s Degree or a minimum of 27 graduate hours in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development, or a closely related field from an accredited institution. Experience in teaching children in the birth to eight years age-range. Experience teaching, training, or mentoring adults who work with young children. Teaching experience with adults or at the community college or university level. Evidence of student-centered teaching and commitment to student success. Experience with varied modalities of instruction. Experience in program development and community partnerships.
Knowledge of current Early Childhood Education, developmentally appropriate practice, theories, research and trends, such as creating project-bassed curricula and environments. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion such as culturally sensitive care or bi-lingual curricula.
At Linn-Benton Community College, we endeavor to honor and embrace the uniqueness of every individual, and promote the free and civil expression of ideas, perspectives and cultures. Our values of opportunity and inclusiveness are deliberately embedded in our hiring practices to help us develop and support a culturally diverse workforce of educators, administrative and support staff. We are committed to teaching and working in a culturally rich environment where the principles of equity, pluralism and social justice live in our policies and in our actions. We encourage qualified individuals of minority or other underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, and veterans to apply.