Singapore University of Social Sciences invites applications for a full-time faculty position in our Bachelor of Early Childhood Education programme.
Singapore University of Social Sciences has been Singapore’s only local university that caters to working adults through offering part-time programmes. It started to offering a full-time Direct Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with Minor programme in 2017. This 4-year programme is the first locally awarded full-time early childhood education undergraduate degree in Singapore, a significant milestone in the Singapore early years teacher education landscape. The programme is anchored in socio-cultural perspectives, an inclusive approach, a strong belief in child agency, and children’s meaning making and inquiry. More importantly, the programme aims to bridge the nexus between theory and pedagogical practice for pre-service and beginning early childhood teachers. It involves field-based research and collaborative work with teachers to develop the programme. The programme will be delivered in a blended combination of online and face-to-face experiences, with an emphasis on teacher learning through regular placements in local kindergartens, child care centres and other relevant settings. We are looking for dynamic and experienced educators to join our team.
Positions available for lecturer, senior lecturer or Associate Professor (depending on candidate’s experience).
- Develop course materials and assessments to support a diverse range of pre-service and beginning early childhood teachers
- Teach courses in both face-to-face and online environments
- Recruit and advise students
- Mentor students both on campus and in their placements in the partner schools
- Help build a network of partner preschools and organisations for forging collaborative partnerships both locally and overseas
- Establish a research agenda to support practitioners and inform practice
- Engage in national initiatives to improve the quality of early care and education in Singapore
- Serve on internal and external committees
- Perform other duties as assigned
Applicants should have an earned doctorate in early childhood education or a related field. ABDs are expected to have completed their doctoral studies when the appointment commences. In addition, we are looking for candidates who:
- Are keen to develop an innovative university teacher education programme that addresses the theory-practice nexus and issues related to human agency, social equity and cultural diversity
- Have successful experience teaching in teacher education and/or professional development programmes
- Have successful working experience with children, birth through six years, in diverse early childhood settings
- Are fluent in English and able to model good communication skills
- Are able to engage in collaborative work