Education Instructor

  • Full Time
  • Quincy, IL
  • Posted on February 10, 2021
  • Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Website John Wood Community College

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Job Description

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track, bargaining unit position that reports to the Dean of Arts & Sciences, and is located on the JWCC campus in Quincy, Illinois.  Position begins August 2021.


This position is responsible for teaching 15 credit hours per semester, which may include classes during day or evening. Classes may be in a structured setting at any JWCC center or online. Courses will include Early Childhood Education Associate in Applied Sciences courses (e.g., child development, infants and toddlers,) and possibly transfer education classes for teacher preparation (e.g. Foundations of Education).  Serve as lead faculty of the Early Childhood Education Program, responsible for coordination of Gateways Credentials, placement of practicum students and other duties necessary to promote program.



Master’s degree in early childhood education or a master’s degree with at least eighteen graduate hours in early childhood education or related field is required. Preference will be given to degrees in Early Childhood and Child Development.  Minimum of two years’ experience teaching (or serving as a Director) of young children in a daycare setting required. The successful candidate must be fully credentialed to teach per Higher Learning Commission and Illinois Community College Board upon hire. In-depth knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices as defined by NAEYC and Gateways to Opportunity required. Community college teaching experience preferred.



JWCC offers a competitive benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision, and prescription insurance, sick days, personal days, tuition waivers for employee and family, and State University Retirement System.


Applications from qualified persons who are members of racial or ethnic minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.  John Wood Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability or other factors prohibited by law.

How to Apply

To receive full consideration, submit a resume with cover letter and transcripts by visiting Position is open until filled with review of applications beginning March 8, 2021.