Early Childhood Education Faculty

The Hope College Education Department invites applications for a faculty position in Early Childhood Education beginning in the fall 2018 semester. We seek candidates who will effectively teach the early childhood curriculum, advise early childhood teacher candidates and develop and maintain relationships with early childhood programs in and around the Greater Holland Community. Rank is open and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in early childhood education, advising early childhood candidates, supervising early childhood student teachers, fostering positive relationships and partnerships with early childhood educators in both area schools and private preschool programs and active participation in departmental activities (primarily elementary and national accreditation teams).

General qualifications include a valid teaching certificate with an early childhood endorsement, a record of excellence in teaching and scholarly/creative activity, experience in and a commitment to diversity in education, knowledge and skills in assessment, application of technology for instruction and effective interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate selected for this position will demonstrate expertise in knowledge of early childhood programs and have extensive early childhood teaching experience.
To be considered for a tenure-track position, candidates must have a PhD in early childhood education and proven program leadership skills.  Candidates with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education would be considered for a three year, renewable term position.
Hope College is a co-educational, residential liberal arts college with approximately 3,100 students, and is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to combine teaching excellence with scholarly or other appropriate professional activity and should be committed to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective.