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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Human Development & Family Studies - Css 10038324
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training

Position Summary

Seeking qualified candidate as a preschool teacher/child development specialist to work with children at The Michigan State University Child Development Laboratory (CDL). Successful candidates will teach in a nationally recognized, university-affiliated laboratory program for young children and teachers in training. The CDL provides parenting education/family support and high quality early childhood programming for children ages birth to 6 years. Responsibilities include: functioning as a head teacher in an early childhood classroom and specialist at Michigan State University; training, supervising, and evaluating university students; and participating in professional outreach. Other duties as assigned by director.

Required Degree

Masters -Early Childhood Education or equivalent

Minimum Requirements

  • A Master’s in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or equivalent.
  • Courses and experience equivalent to those required for the Michigan Early Childhood Endorsement.
  • Minimum of 3 years successful teaching experience as a lead teacher with preschool aged children.
  • Experience with linguistically and culturally diverse families is desired.
  • Experience working with children with special needs in an inclusive setting.

Desired Qualifications

PhD in Early Childhood Education w/ 5 years or more of Early Childhood Education experience.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, resume, one-page philosophy of teaching statement and your academic transcripts. In addition, please send 3 letters of recommendation.

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Summary of Physical Demands

 Carrying, lifting, pushing/pulling children 1-2 hours a day.

Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to human blood, serum, tissue and other body fluids; and materials covered under Universal Precautions.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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