The College of Education at the University of Texas Permian Basin invites applications for a Faculty position in Early Childhood Education. The incumbent faculty member will teach courses at the undergraduate/graduate level(s), advise students, evaluate student learning, and participate in departmental activities as prescribed by the Dean, College of Education and the department Chair. The incumbent will further be expected to play an active role in the maintenance of academic standards and in the development of the Education/ECE curriculum, including the initiation and development of subject material. The position is open rank; the incumbent may be hired at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.
The anticipated start date is August 2020.
Includes the preparation of course syllabi and classes, the preparation and grading of examinations, teaching face-to-face and online courses and other technology-based instruction, as needed, to meet enrollment goals
Post and observe on-campus office hours for purposes of student consultation Meet with students, as requested/needed and by appointment
Teaching load: four (4) three-credit-hour courses in each of the fall and spring semesters
Participation in activities (usually through committee work) designed to advance the mission and quality of the University, College, and Department programs. Assignments to routine committee work will be made in consideration of other demands placed on the faculty member by the University
Attendance is expected at Department, College, and general University meetings
Professional Growth and Development:
Maintain a program of personal and professional development appropriate for areas of responsibility
Maintain state-of-the-art knowledge and competence in the appropriate academic disciplines
Research, publish, and participate in professional activity within the faculty member’s field of specialization, or otherwise directed towards the University’s mission
Additional duties, as assigned by the Chair, Provost and/or Dean
Applicants should submit a UTPB electronic application that includes the following:
Contact information for three Professional References
Transcript(s) from each degree-granting institution
Evidence of scholarly work – e.g., published manuscripts, book chapters (add to “Portfolio” field on Documents Needed to Apply page of the application)
The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits including free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program. We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
UT Permian Basin participates in e-Verify.
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. from a regionally accredited institution in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Studies, or Early Childhood Special Education
A minimum of three (3) years of experience working with children – birth to eight years old in group settings
Potential for/demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly promise (commensurate with rank)
Experience teaching students from culturally diverse backgrounds
Willingness to participate in innovative teacher education projects
Collegiate spirit with a focus on team goals and a desire to support new initiatives and partnerships in the College of Education
Demonstrated ability to relate well to diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and parents, including underserved populations and first-generation students
Experience with edTPA or performance-based assessments; as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the university seeks candidates who are actively committed to serving diverse populations of children, adolescents, and adults
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills with an appropriate understanding of the needs of the audience and appropriate professionalism
Interest in the professional and personal growth of students
A genuine spirit of academic inquiry necessary to maintain currency in one’s academic field and contribute to the profession
The ability to pass a criminal background check
Experience or expertise in one or more of the following: Preschool and/or pre-K curriculum, infant toddler care, developmentally appropriate practices, observation and assessment of young children, program quality evaluation, young children with special needs, administration of child development centers
Knowledge of Early Childhood Education and Care or similar field programs for English language learners
Interest in grant submissions and development
Experience or the desire to teach via alternative delivery modes (for example: CANVAS on-line delivery platform)
Knowledge of uses of technology in education
Desire to contribute to a high-performing faculty and staff
Willingness to participate in STEM-based work
Fluency in both English and Spanish
Internal Number: F058P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.