The Erikson Institute online Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) concentration, seeks applicants for adjunct instructors in SEL content courses as well as online advising sections for the 2020-2021 academic year. Part-time teaching positions are available throughout the academic year, including summer sessions. Highly desirable qualifications include: Prior experience teaching courses in higher education, experience teaching online, experience in training educators around SEL programs and practices, child development knowledge and background, and experience in training and/or teaching with diverse populations. Experience in trauma-responsive education and developmental neuroscience is a plus. Courses are not guaranteed; however, Erikson Institute does its best to give ample notice about available courses and potential course cancellations. This is not an ongoing and open solicitation to enter the Erikson Institute adjunct pool; specific teaching needs are anticipated for the 20-21 year, and these could grow into other opportunities according to candidate interests and program needs (e.g., on-campus courses in the Erikson Institute in-person Child Development program).
Master’s degree required in education, developmental psychology, human development and family studies, or related field; doctorate preferred.
About Erikson Institute
In everything we do, Erikson Institute — the nation’s premier graduate school in child development — works to improve the care and education of children age birth to eight.
•We prepare early childhood professionals to help children reach their full potential and to support families.
•We assess and treat children’s developmental, behavioral, social-emotional, and learning issues.
•We support stressed parents and help them build their strengths.
•We improve Chicago’s schools.
•We enhance math education in preschools and kindergarten.
•We study early childhood programs to understand what works and why.
These are just a few examples of the ways we work to change the lives of children and families. We achieve our mission through:
•academic programs that provide deep knowledge of early growth and development essential to working effectively with young children; ongoing professional development to sharpen the skills and effectiveness of those working in the early childhood field.
•online programs that expand access to advanced education.
•direct services to families.
•applied research that pinpoints effective early childhood programs, practices and policies.
•com...munity partnerships and initiatives that improve and expand services in schools, social service agencies, the child welfare system, health services, courts, and more.
Each year, the work of our faculty, researchers, alumni, and students touches the lives of an estimated 4 million young children across the nation.