Job TitleFull-time Instructor – Early Childhood Education
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range $ 40000 - 60000
Location Flint, MI US
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Chinyere Byrd
Mott Community College is student-centered and mission-driven to ensure that all our students thrive and reach their fullest potential. As an institution, we are action-oriented and intentional in dismantling every systemic barrier that prevents the excellence of students from underrepresented communities.
As Mott Community College deepens its commitment to equity, it is of the highest priority that we focus our hiring process to seek individuals with the expertise to lead our institution in serving students from underrepresented communities. This is an opportunity for the college community to continue to act upon our values but more importantly for the empowering of our students’ self-efficacy, for cultivating a sense of belonging, and for the diversity of our entire student body being reflected in a position of power in the classroom.
Purpose, Scope & Dimension of Job: Faculty facilitate student learning and initiate and participate in efforts to consistently improve the level of student success. As learning facilitators, faculty consistently assess learning outcomes and their own teaching effectiveness (pedagogy). As professionals, faculty adhere to the ethical standards of their profession as outlined, for example, by the NEA and the State of Michigan. Where applicable, faculty maintain licensure and certifications. In addition, faculty have the following key responsibilities which are described more fully below in the Essential Duties/Major
• Professional development
• Curriculum Development
• Collegial Responsibilities
• Actively participate in efforts focused on the College’s operational success.
Specific Teaching Assignment: Faculty member will be responsible for teaching courses in Early Childhood Education, adhering to the stated course objectives, content, and delivery. Working with the Early Childhood Education Coordinator, the instructor:
• Provides instruction in early childhood education theory and practice to a diverse student population within the Early Childhood Education Program.
• Plans, develops, evaluates and revises curriculum in early childhood education.
• Prepares for teaching by developing current syllabi, examination and learning activities.
• Plans and develops instruction to be delivered in both classroom presentations and through alternate delivery formats as appropriate to student needs and subject matter requirements.
• Creates supportive learning environment in the classroom and outside of this venue by being responsive to students’ academic needs.
• Provides for on-going assessment of curriculum implementation, applicability of field learning experiences, and progress of individual students through the program courses.
Faculty are sometimes called upon to perform quasi-supervisory responsibilities.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
1. Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development from an accredited institution.
2. Three years of experience teaching young children (birth – age 8) in a licensed early childhood
3. Experience with use of computer-based instruction, such as: distance learning, learning management
software (Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Angel, etc.), and/or modularized courseware. Ability to apply
such knowledge to teaching.
4. Evidence of current CA/NR (child abuse and neglect) clearance from Michigan Department of Human
Services or ability to obtain prior to hire.
5. Must be able to pass a national criminal background check (fingerprint), per the State of Michigan,
prior to hire.
6. Evidence of continuing professional development in early childhood and/or special education, and
7. Must be able to demonstrate evidence of successful teamwork in a professional environment.
8. Must be able to lift 50 pounds (size of a pre-school child).
9. Understanding of and commitment to community college teaching, mission and philosophy.
10. Innovative, flexible and positive teaching style and understanding the needs of students from diverse
11. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional
journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
12. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to
practical situations. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical
13. Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in
situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
14. Technology Skills: Ability to integrate computer applications into teaching.
15. Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional
program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and college objectives and the
needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain collegial
relationships with students, peers, staff, and administrators; skill in oral and written communication.
A foreign degree must be certified, at the candidate’s expense, by a professional evaluation service.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, or Child Development from an accredited institution.
2. Recent teaching experience in the early childhood field at the college level (minimum of 5 classes within the past 3 years).
3. Two years full-time experience in an administrative position in a licensed early childhood setting.
4. Graduate coursework in special education and/or elementary education.
Unique Aspects of Job:
Fast-paced environment interacting with multi-cultural students with varied educational backgrounds. This position is in a program that receives funding from the Perkins grant; therefore, incumbents must maintain necessary credentials as a condition of employment. The faculty in this position will be required to teach multiple online and/or hybrid courses, and must be willing to travel to extension sites or alternate locations for hybrid courses and site visits.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
1. The employee must be able to move about 2/3 of the time and be stationary about 1/3 of the time. S/he is required to be mobile around campus for participant involvement/activities.
2. S/he must be able to converse with individuals on a regular basis with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret their needs via phone conversations, face-to-face conversations, or written documentation.
3. The employee must be able to utilize all programs on a computer independently and efficiently (particularly the internet, Word, and the student database).
4. S/he must be able to present information in an instructional setting and respond to questions from groups.
5. If applicable, must be able to tolerate frequent exposure to a wide variety of chemicals which are common to the industry. Must be able to handle and mix chemicals properly and safely; and wear appropriate gloves and other personal protective equipment.
Although full-time faculty are obligated to teach during fall and winter, the nature of their full-time job requires them to perform many of their professional responsibilities year-round.
Faculty are required to maintain engagement hours and will make additional provisions for student consultations as may be necessary and reasonable.
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