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11 Feb 2021

Full-Time Tenure-track Early Childhood Education Instructor

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

An exciting opportunity awaits you here at Clark College!  Are you passionate about education and teaching teachers?  Do you get excited about teaching that leads with racial equity? Is innovation, collaboration, and commitment to student achievement in your wheelhouse? If you are passionate about teaching educators and being part of a team working collaboratively to bring affordable and accessible education pathways in teaching for Early Childhood Education students, then this is the place for you!

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track Education instructor in the Early Childhood Education program. The successful candidate will join current faculty in the ECE program that enjoys a long and rich history of serving the early learning workforce needs in Southwest Washington.  Clark College offers a variety of educational pathways including state stackable ECE certificates, an Associate of Applied Science degree in ECE, and Associate of Applied Science Transfer degree. The program provides hands-on training in the Child and Family Studies program located on campus, and partners with community early childhood programs. The program will develop candidates who are skilled in supporting the early foundational learning needs and development of children birth to third grade leading with racial equity, cultural responsiveness and with the ability to meet the needs of each and every child as an individual and as a member of their familial and social community.  This position requires the candidate to work collaboratively with faculty and administration to build upon the strengths of the program as it responds to reach a variety of early learning needs in southwest Washington.  In addition, the successful candidate will teach multiple education courses in a variety of instructional methods both on-line and face-to-face.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Darcy Rourk, Interim Vice President of Human Resources, 360-992-2119,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Instruct all classes as an expert in the discipline using active learning approaches and diverse assessment practices that both engage and facilitate student learning.
  • Advise and assist students in their educational and career development.
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques with inclusivity at the center.
  • Pursue professional development to stay current in the field.
  • Obtain and maintain Professional-Technical Certification requirements.
  • Participate in program, curriculum development and assessment activities.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners to create unique learning opportunities at Clark College.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.
  • Work cooperatively in a variety of department-level activities and college or company-wide projects.
  • Pursue professional development to enhance teaching and learning in the department and College.

Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Familiarity with the following: Professional Educator Standards Board, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and edTPA requirements and standards.
  • Teach Early Childhood Education courses grounded in developmental theory and teaching methodologies.
  • Work with faculty, administration and partnerships to promote the ECE program.
  • Respond to teaching and learning practices using data, assessment and analysis.
  • Build professional relationships with mentor teachers, and other school district personnel.
  • Participate on advisory board.
  • Use a variety of active teaching strategies using disciplinary knowledge; diverse theories, and issues and trends in early learning.
  • Build relationships with students through advising, teaching and mentoring from recruitment through completion.

Minimum Qualifications and Competencies

  • Master’s degree or higher in Education, Early Childhood Education, and/or Special Education
  • Three (3) years of teaching experience working with young children in a child care setting.
  • Experience teaching and developing curriculum related to Special Education and models of integration.

Salary Statement

Starting salary is $62,049 (non-negotiable). Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $87,403. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.


Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application, including names of five references
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the following supplemental questions included in the online application:
    • Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.


Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105

Application Deadline:

Open until filled.  Priority consideration given to completed application materials submitted online by 3 pm on May 3, 2021.



Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.



Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.



The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:



If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources

April 14, 2021 (updated)


How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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