Texas Tech University Senior Teacher - Preschool Teacher in Lubbock, Texas

Senior Teacher - Preschool Teacher

Requisition ID 13393BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech University

Campus Texas Tech University

Department Child Development Research Center

Position Description Performs instructional and educational work while serving as a teacher in a classroom/lab. Organizes and develops course work, coordinates classes for students, observes and assesses the needs of the students. Maintains communication both formally and informally with students and other educators. May supervise clerical, professional and/or technical employees and lab students working for college credit.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate the mental, emotional, and physical ability to work with young children and parents. Knowledge, skills and abilities to work with children with disabilities and from culturally diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to plan and facilitate developmentally appropriate experiences and environments utilizing knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, NAEYC Accreditation Standards and DFPS Minimum Standards.

  • Maintains daily and routine communication both formally and informally with parents and students.

  • Shares responsibility with co-teacher to supervise and evaluate 10-15 student assistant staff and assign tasks. Plan and conduct monthly student staff meetings.

  • Provide student staff with information about individual children, child development principles and guidance issues.

  • Assist with planning and conducting parent meetings/conferences, and special center functions. Conduct one formally scheduled teacher/parent conference per semester.

  • Ability to model for and communicate with college students how to interact with, discipline, assess and plan appropriate experiences and environments for young children while also focusing on the children in the classroom.

  • Read, evaluate and provide feedback on college students’ assignments.

  • Provide for the health, safety and supervision of children at all times.

  • Maintain professional ethics and positive working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, students and parents. Ability to work as a member of a professional team. Attend and participate in weekly team planning meetings and center staff meetings.

  • Maintain CPR and First Aid certification for infants, children, and adults. Adhere to the Texas Family Code 231.001 as it pertains to the abuse and neglect of young children.

  • Observe and record behavior of children in the classroom to determine needs and interests as a basis for planning and intervention. Record one formal assessment per child per semester.

  • Participate in professional development by attending conferences and professional meetings and by reading professional literature. Provide in service training for local early childhood programs.

  • Start date: August 7, 2018 .

Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree required; Teacher certification preferred. Two years teaching experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or Human Development with a focus in young children’s development is required.

  • EC Teaching Certification preferred.

  • Experience with young children required (preferably with age group applying/assigned).

  • Theoretical and working knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the principals of Active Learning.

  • Experience working in an NAEYC accredited program.

  • Ability to work with others closely as a team.

  • Experience supervising other adults.

EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Cover Letter


Resume / CV

Teaching Philosophy

Optional Attachments Transcript

Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Monthly

Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required None

Shift Day

Schedule Details Rotating shift 7:15-4:15 and 8:45-5:45, occasional evening/weekend

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Professionals

Removal Date 06/06/2018