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Job Openings - Assistant Professor School of Education - Early Childhood Education


Assistant Professor School of Education - Early Childhood Education

Type: Exempt
Position: Faculty
Posting Date: January 27, 2015

Job Description:

Greenville College is seeking a dynamic early-career faculty member to become a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor serving our thriving teacher education preparation programs.

We are seeking a potential colleague who:

  • Is dedicated to undergraduate teaching. 
  • Is committed to serve as a role model for students within an academic community with a distinctively Christian mission. 
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to liberal arts education.
  • Holds teacher certification.
  • Has certification in Early Childhood Education.
  • Has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Has a record of excellent teaching.
  • Demonstrates a cooperative, collegial spirit. 
  • Is willing to teach at off-site locations.
  • Terminal degree in education preferred.

Key Responsibilities:

The faculty position would consist of teaching courses on campus in Early Childhood and/or Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership (UTEP) programs. Additional responsibilities normally expected of a full-time faculty member include committee work; advising students; regular participation in efforts of recruitment, retention, and other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. If Appointee holds a less-than-full-time teaching load, Appointee will likely be asked to perform other professional duties.

Reports To:

Vice President for Academic Affairs


Salary is based on academic preparation and years of relevant experience. The College also provides a generous benefits package that includes health and disability insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are seeking a dynamic faculty member committed to Christian Higher Education in a liberal arts context. This individual should hold a certification and at least a Masters degree in Early Childhood. Master's-level teaching experience is preferred.

Candidates must be passionate about teaching and preparing excellent educators and committed to serving as a role model for students within a Christian academic community. Greenville College hires faculty members with a vibrant personal Christian faith that animates their commitment to scholarship and their passion for mentoring students.

The School of Education:
The School of Education has more than 550 students enrolled in a traditional undergraduate program, three partnership programs, MAE and MAT programs.  The school offers majors in elementary, special, early childhood, physical, music, and seven additional secondary programs. The School also partners with community colleges and universities that do not offer 4-year teacher education programs to provide the experiences and course work necessary to earn a bachelor's degree and licensure to teach in the State of Illinois. These Undergraduate Teacher Education Partnership (UTEP) programs are offered at Kaskaskia College (Centralia, IL), Lewis and Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL), Lincoln Christian University (Lincoln, IL), and Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL). The school was accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education with no weaknesses (using NCATE standards) and serves as a model for other teacher education programs in the state of Illinois.

Greenville College:
Greenville College empowers students for lives of character and service through a transforming Christ-centered education in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies.  The College is located 50 miles east of St. Louis in an attractive residential community of approximately 7,000 people. Greenville was founded in 1892 and has a rich heritage of affiliation with the Free Methodist Church, yet draws students from 40+ denominations.

We are a Christian community committed to challenging and nurturing students. Grounded in both the liberal arts tradition and a rich Wesleyan heritage, we provide an education characterized by open inquiry into all creation and guided by the authority of Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience.

How to Apply

Application materials should include a 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, 4) statement of personal faith journey and commitment, 5) names of three references, and 6) copies of academic transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for initial application).  Electronic copies of all these documents are welcome.

Review of applications will be begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.  Address applications to:

Dr. Edwin F. Estevez
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Greenville College
315 East College Avenue
Greenville, Illinois 62246

Phone: (618) 664 7020


Greenville College seeks to model the diversity of Christ’s kingdom. Toward that end we seek a diverse pool of applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, disability, national or ethnic origin. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Greenville College not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic or national origin, disability, race or gender in its educational programs, admissions or employment policies.

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Greenville College performs a background check on all newly hired employees and offers of employment are contingent upon the results. For more information on GC openings contact:

Natali Rinderer
Office of Human Resources
Phone: (618) 664-7014
Fax: (618) 664-7017

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