Instructor of Child Development, Teaching and Learning Department
Start date: September 1, 2021
About Bank Street
Bank Street College was founded over 100 years ago in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles. The master's programs integrate direct experience with children, teachers, and families; exploration and examination of theory and research; and observation and reflection. Our curriculum supports the development of intellectual curiosity grounded in a social justice orientation.
This is a full time, 10-month faculty position for an instructor of infant, child, and adolescent development, and fieldwork advisor in the Teaching and Learning Department. Candidates must have depth of experience in the field teaching, ideally across a range of urban settings; as well as demonstrated depth of knowledge and experience with progressive pedagogies. Bank Street College is not a tenure granting institution, nor does it have traditional professorial ranks. The position is eligible for a renewable 3-year contract pending a review period.
We are looking for someone with expertise and scholarship in child and adolescent development and developmental variation, with particular orientation to the socio-cultural dimensions of development and developmental theory.
In addition, the role may include supervised fieldwork advisement in the teacher certification programs, which involves:
Visiting advisees at their sites monthly for a ½ day and conducting meetings with site supervisor and student, as applicable
Convening and facilitating two one-on-one meetings with each advisee monthly
Leading and facilitating weekly conference group with all advisees
All full-time faculty must engage in service to the community through committee work and participation in program, department and divisional meetings; and mentor graduate students on their integrative master’s projects.
This position is based in our Manhattan campus, but requires flexibility to teach at locations in other boroughs as well as to teach and advise online.
Filling the position is dependent on enrollment.
Doctorate education, psychology, or related field preferred
Experience with teaching and scholarship in higher education
Teacher certification preferred
Five or more years of work experience with children preferred
Candidates should have an orientation to examining practice and theory through multiple and intersecting lenses—e.g. critical race theory, translanguaging, or disabilities studies.
Internal Number: 1036
About Bank Street College of Education
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.