Early Childhood Education Instructor

Cape Fear Community College

Job Title: Early Childhood Education Instructor Department: Health Sciences
Job Location: Wilmington Downtown Campus  Supervisor: Program Director, Early Childhood Education
Faculty      Staff Position includes Full-time Benefits           
Full Time Position  


To provide classroom and laboratory instruction, face-to-face and online, to students through lecture, demonstration, laboratory exercises, hands-on activities, role play, and testing.


Receives general supervision from the Early Childhood Education Program Director.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Provide classroom and laboratory instruction to students.
  • Develop class outlines and establish guidelines for various courses; prepare lesson plans and supplemental teaching materials; schedule classroom activities and select appropriate texts.
  • Encourage a variety of teaching strategies to foster critical thinking and laboratory/real world applications.
  • Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student academic performance; grade and record individual scores.
  • Review available instructional materials; estimate time, materials, and equipment required for various assignments; submit requests for materials, supplies and equipment to program director.
  • Supervise the use of and operation of various instructional equipment; provide instructional demonstrations; develop laboratory assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate.
  • Participate in systematic program evaluation.
  • Participate in curriculum development, evaluation and change; ensure that the curriculum contributes to the development of skills, knowledge and abilities, which prepare students to enter into the early childhood profession.
  • Act as an advisor and counselor to students; provide individual assistance to students outside of the classroom as needed.
  • Attend faculty and advisory committee meetings as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance; maintain other records and databases according to program needs.
  • Stay abreast of new developments and changes in the Early Childhood Education field; participate in professional development programs, workshops, seminars and other continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Oversee the implementation of policies, procedures, and the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct related to the field of early childhood education.
  • Participate in student recruitment efforts.
  • Participate on college committees and in other institutional activities and programs.
  • Serve as liaison for the Early Childhood Education Program with other health science programs, college departments, division, agencies, industries, organizations, and community partners.

Other Important Functions:

  • Ensure adherence to safe and appropriate work practices and procedures.
  • Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revise and improve lesson content to reflect NAEYC Standards; evaluate various textbooks and select books to be used for future classes.
  • Oversee and participate in field studies and assignments; travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate community involvement.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Teach classes at various times according to program needs, may include mornings, days and evenings.


Knowledge of:

  • Professional skills, knowledge, attributes and Developmentally Appropriate Practices within the Early Childhood Education profession.
  • Classroom and laboratory instructional techniques and procedures.
  • Current trends, research and development in Early Childhood Education.
  • Principles and techniques involved in test development and administration.
  • Pertinent state and local laws, codes, and regulations related to early childhood.

Ability to:

  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Interpret and apply NAEYC standards and Early Childhood Education program policies.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Interpret and apply College goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    • Making observations
    • Reading and writing
    • Communicating with others
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    • Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
    • Bending, stooping, climbing or lifting up to 35 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    • Making sound decisions
    • Responding to questions
    • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities


Required Minimum Education/Training:

  • A Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Child and Family or a Master’s degree in a related field.
  • 18 graduate semester hours in Education.
  • Proficient in various computer programs such as Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of three years qualifying professional experience.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • B-K Licensure

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.
  • Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.


Please apply to this position through the Cape Fear Community College Careers page https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cfcc/ with a cover letter as well as an attached resume. Please be advised that this position requires unofficial transcripts and/or training certification that should be uploaded with the application.

DEADLINE  – 04/22/2021

To apply for this job please visit www.schooljobs.com.