Early Childhood/Special Education

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Early Childhood/Special Education
Rank To be determined based on qualifications
Tenure Information
Nature of Work

• Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in education, early childhood, and/or special education;
• Advise and mentor students;
• Provide service to the College and actively participate in campus life on main campus in Peru, NE;
• Demonstrate active professional development and contribution to the academic discipline;
• Pursue continuous improvement of instructional practices;
• Implement student engagement practices in and outside the traditional learning space;
• Work effectively with a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation college students.

Examples of Work Performed

See Nature of Work

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Master’s in Education with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in early childhood; Terminal degree required for tenure;
• Teacher certification in early childhood;
• A minimum of two years of teaching in an accredited or state approved PK-12 school as a certified teacher;
• Evidence of effective teaching skills, including teaching via web-based instruction;
• Capacity to conduct research;
• Experience and/or interest in increasing student success and engagement, particularly of underrepresented students.

Preferred Qualifications

• Terminal degree in Education or closely-related field or Master’s degree in early childhood education. Terminal degree required for tenure;
• Earned teaching certifications in both early childhood and special education;
• A strong understanding of diversity and willingness to work with diverse populations;
• Successful prior teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Salary Information Nine month contract, salary mid $50’s to low $60’s, depending upon qualifications. Opportunity for additional summer pay. Excellent benefits package.


FLSA Exempt
Union Status SCEA
Number of Vacancies 1

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F34P
Desired Start Date 08/16/2018
Open Date 10/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Peru State College is seeking an Early Childhood/Special Education Instructor or Assistant Professor of Education. Please create a log in and password to apply for this position at Peru State College. Submit the completed application plus letter of interest, curriculum vitae clearly showing education, work background and years of experience, statement of teaching philosophy, and academic transcripts (photocopies accepted).

General Information

PSC’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum campus, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first and fastest-growing college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. PSC is a member institution of the Nebraska State College System. For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.

EEO Statement

The Nebraska State Colleges are equal opportunity institutions and do not discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, or age in employment and education opportunities. Each College has designated an individual to coordinate the Colleges’ non-discrimination efforts to comply with regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and practices may be directed to the Compliance Coordinators assigned at each College and identified on each College website.

Veteran Statement This position is subject to Veterans Preference.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have teacher certification in early childhood?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you taught a minimum of two years in an accredited or state approved PK-12 school as a certified teacher?
    • YES
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents