Elementary/Early Childhood -Tenure Track
Valley City State University - Valley City, ND

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UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION: Valley City State University (VCSU) is an institution of higher education accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. VCSU is authorized to offer BA, BS, BS in Education, BUS and M.Ed. degrees. As a leader in the application of technology to enhance the learning environment, VCSU provides undergraduates with universal access to notebook computers and advanced multimedia and networking resources to develop skills in using technology to improve communication, collaboration and problem solving. VCSU's Master of Education degree is an online program designed to meet the needs of practicing professionals in education. VCSU has been named to the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" list for sixteen years in a row.

COMMUNITY: Valley City is a community of approximately 6,500 people, located in the beautiful Sheyenne River Valley in the east central portion of the state. Fargo-Moorhead, a metropolitan area, is located 60 miles east of Valley City on Interstate 94. Minneapolis-St. Paul and Winnipeg, Manitoba are within 300 miles on Interstate 94 and Interstate 29, respectively. The location of the community lends itself to cultural and recreational activities.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Elementary/Early Childhood position involves teaching early childhood education courses as well as method courses in elementary education. Supervision of student teaching and practicums will be an important part of this position as well as promoting and directing the early childhood and kindergarten programs. Other responsibilities include serving on committees, advising students, writing program review reports, and being a part of the School of Education and Graduate School team.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.Ed. with experience in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. At least 5 years of teaching experience.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Doctorate and experience teaching kindergarten, early childhood and elementary method courses as well as experience teaching online courses. Special Education or ELL experience would also be beneficial to this position.

SALARY, BENEFITS, AND TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Commensurate with education and experience. Group health and disability are provided. Participation in TIAA-CREF is part of the state higher education retirement program. This is a nine-month, full-time, tenured track position. Criminal background checks will be conducted on all hires. Duties begin August 2014.

APPLY TO: PDF applications are encouraged.
Complete applications includes a letter of application, resume, three letters of reference with full contact information sent from the author, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable for application, if hired official transcripts will be required) and completed VCSU faculty employment application located at www.vcsu.edu/jobopenings/ . Preference will be given to candidates able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.

It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that reference letters are submitted in a timely manner. Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received after February 14, 2014 may not be considered.

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Valley City was founded in 1872 with the name of Second Crossing of the Sheyenne when the Northern Pacific railroad crossed the river here....