Director, Davis-Baker Preschool/FCS Teaching Faculty

Director, Davis-Baker Preschool/FCS Teaching Faculty

Teachers College, Henderson

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Job Description:  Director, Davis-Baker Preschool, 9-month position, beginning Fall 2018:  The Director position includes faculty responsibilities within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS).  The Director is responsible for overseeing the university lab school in collaboration with the assistant director/classroom teacher.  As a full-time FCS faculty member, the position includes teaching undergraduate courses in child development, childcare practicum, parenting and organization/administration of child care programs for FCS majors in addition to special methods and internship supervision of FCS education interns.  Involvement in recruitment, academic advising, university service, collaboration and scholarship is expected.

Qualifications: Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. In pursuit of this commitment, candidates will possess a master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Family and Consumer Sciences or a related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.  An earned doctorate or ABD status is required for tenure-track assistant professor rank.  Membership in AAFCS, excellent communication, organizational, technological, and human relations skills are expected. 

Salary:        Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University: Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock, Arkansas on Interstate 30.  Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.  Please visit, or for more information about Henderson State University and our community.

Department: Teachers College is comprised of five departments offering undergraduate and graduate degrees: Advanced Instructional Studies & Educational Leadership; Counselor Education; Curriculum and Instruction; Family and Consumer Sciences; and Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Teachers College, Henderson is CAEP (formerly NCATE) accredited

Application: Send letter of application, vita, complete resume, three letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and necessary contact information in PDF format by email to search committee chair.

Dr. Connie Phelps, Search Committee Chair 

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including a criminal background check pursuant to university policy.  The applicant will also be required to provide official transcripts to Human Resources.  Under the provisions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, applications are subject to public inspection upon written request.