Instructional Specialist - Early Childhood Education Teacher *Extended Deadline
The U.W.-Stout Child and Family Study Center is seeking a qualified and experienced Early Childhood Education Teacher to join its collaborative teaching team. Instructional Specialists serve as demonstration teachers in the Child and Family Study Center for a group of assigned children modeling evidence-based practices for practicum students, preservice teachers, volunteers, and observers. They provide leadership in curriculum development, instruction, and assessment. Developing an alliance with families and community is essential. Working cooperatively with center director, staff, and university community they ensure a model center; to include accreditation, licensing, and other regulatory requirements. Classroom teachers engage in continuous professional development and assist in promotion of public relations for the center.
Anticipated start date: 8/23/21
Minimum / Required
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field
- Related work experience required.
- A valid Professional Educator DPI License (Birth-3) or Wisconsin Registry Level 14
- Must successfully complete a caregiver background check prior to employment.
- Ability to climb stairs.
- Ability to lift children and heavy items up to fifty pounds (50lbs.).
- Ability to maneuver in spaces as narrow as one foot (1’) in sufficient time to assure safety and well-being of children within licensing and NAEYC regulations.
- Interest in advancing student learning in the area of Early Childhood Education
- Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders
- Master’s degree
- First aid/CPR (Infant, Child, and Adult) prior to employment
- Shaken Baby and SIDS training prior to employment.
Plan and facilitates classroom programming and schedules daily classroom activities for an early childhood education facility according to established curriculums. Maintains the safety and physical well-being of children in a designated classroom. Evaluates individualized and developmental educational plans for children in collaboration with other stakeholders, as needed. Maintains and documents effective communication with internal and external stakeholders to relay pertinent information and provide updates of child activities per established guidelines and regulations. Mentors’ new teachers and students.
Ability to perform physical activities, such as walking, bending, working at ground level, standing, climbing, lifting children or heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) Ability to respond with quick maneuvering between spaces is required to assure safety and well-being of children, while providing care within licensing and NAEYC regulations.
Stays current with accreditation requirements and maintains a commitment to professional enrichment and learning in the early childhood education field.
The Child and Family Study Center is a university laboratory school committed to excellence and innovation in teacher preparation, supporting undergraduate and graduate students in early childhood and related fields. We are committed to creating a link between educational theory and hands-on practice. We facilitate interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaboration and research; implement developmentally appropriate, inclusive, and evidence-based programming for young children and their families.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/fasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks. Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.
Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Required application materials:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Prepare a one-page succinct document outlining your philosophy of education.
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references.
To ensure consideration complete applications need to be submitted online by Monday, *June 21st, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Allison Feller
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Heather Knutson
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/
Job Family: Teaching