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Job ID: 233637

Early Learning Center Instructor
Auburn University

Date Posted Mar. 28, 2024
Title Early Learning Center Instructor
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Human Development and Family Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Professional Staff
  • Human Development
    Childhood/Youth Education
POSITION AVAILABILITY: The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) in the College of Human Sciences at Auburn University invites applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track Early Learning Center Instructor in the Auburn University Early Learning Center beginning August 2024.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include:
  • Plan and implement a curriculum for a group of preschool children consistent with developmentally appropriate early childhood education practice and in accordance with National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards.
  • Mentor and facilitate the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children through safe and structured environments.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a daily program which includes designing classroom arrangement for optimal learning and developing/planning materials and activities that facilitate active learning for the children.
  • Supervise the daily activities of preschool children (Infancy, Toddler, or Preschool aged-children) and graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Communicate with and serve as a resource for parents on a daily basis, keeping them informed of daily progress of their child.
  • Facilitate the Human Development and Family Science research program to include distributing and collecting surveys and assisting with settling people in the observation booth for the research team.
  • Participate in modeling best classroom practices for undergraduate students completing course requirements or internships.
  • Collaborate with community resource individuals such as therapists, specialists, and psychologists as needed. Administer medications per doctor’s prescribing instructions.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department includes 32 faculty members (17 full-time, tenure-track and 15 non-tenure track focused on teaching, research or outreach work), 250 undergraduates, and 40 graduate students and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. It also administers Auburn University Marriage and Family Therapy Center which also houses the MS, Marriage and Family Therapy program; the Auburn University Early Learning Center; the Harris Early Learning Center in Birmingham, AL; and the Family Child Care Partnerships program.

THE UNIVERSITY: Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a multicultural student enrollment of over 26,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near several large metropolitan areas of Alabama and Georgia. To learn more about Auburn University, visit Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

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