The Wellesley College Child Study Center is a laboratory preschool associated with the Department of Psychology at Wellesley College. The school, one of the first laboratory preschools in the United States, was established in 1913 to provide an exemplary educational environment for young children and to offer a high quality setting for research and training in child development, with a child-centered, play-based curriculum consistent with principles of developmentally appropriate practice. The school has a professional teaching staff of 3 Lead Teachers, 3 Assistant Teachers, and approximately 50 undergraduate student teachers. Ten to twenty research projects are conducted at the center every year, and the school manages approximately 3,000 visitors per year (including researchers, undergraduates doing coursework, professionals, and parents). Each year, 44 children are enrolled. The school runs for 9 months of the year, and offers a three-hour morning program five days per week and an extended day option two days per week. More information about the Child Study Center is available on our website, http://www.wellesley.edu/ChildStudy/index.html The Faculty Director of the Child Study Center has full responsibility for the operations of the school. The CSC is a model early childhood program for ages 2-5, a learning environment for the training of undergraduate students, and a research laboratory setting where students and families participate in academic research projects. The Faculty Director supports the children, families and staff of the school, maintains the excellence of the educational program, and oversees all administrative functions, including admissions, budget, hiring, and faculty development, . As a member of the Psychology Department, the Faculty Director facilitates the operation of the CSC as an active laboratory for undergraduate education and faculty research and works directly with undergraduates doing independent and thesis research. The Faculty Director will teach one course per year in the Education Department, supervise student interns and advise students seeking licensure. The Faculty Director reports directly to the Dean of Academic Affairs regarding the administration of the school.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum degree requirement is a M.A. in Early Childhood Education or a related field; post-Masters work and/or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field is preferred. Director I certification according to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Previous laboratory preschool experience and college teaching experience preferred. Familiarity with standard research protocols and experimental design. Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work with constituents of many ages. Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills. Experience with fundraising for private institutions. Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.
Applicants should submit a letter outlining their preschool teaching, college teaching, research, and administrative experience and interests; a current curriculum vitae or resume; a writing sample; and three letters of recommendation online through Wellesley’s employment portal: www.wellesley.edu/HR/. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.
Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.
Wellesley College is a liberal arts college for women located just 12 miles west of Boston, is a 500-acre campus of woodlands, hills, meadows, an arboretum, ponds, miles of footpaths, fitness trails, and athletic fields and facilities borders scenic Lake Waban. The mission of Wellesley College is to provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world.
...Wellesley's reputation as a place of teaching, learning and sharing extends far beyond our classrooms, and our mission to make a difference extends beyond the students. Each member of our community-students, faculty and staff- make a difference in one another's lives, and in the life of the College. We strive to recruit and retain a diverse blend of talented, enthusiastic individuals who will take full advantage of the extraordinary environment and resources available to them to further their lives and careers.
Join us in shaping the minds and lives of our students, and our collective future. If interested, send cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Office, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481; or to apply online, please use the following link: http://career.wellesley.edu/.
Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and employer. Successful candidates must be able to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment. Applications from women, minorities, veterans and candidates with disabilities are encouraged.