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“To me, what I enjoy most about being an assistant teacher at the ELC is that it’s a great opportunity to continue learning! I love the community and the plentiful opportunities to grow and share the work we do with others.” -Michelle, current assistant teacher at the ELC 

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Early Learning Center community, you are in the right place! Job openings will be posted here as they become available. Simply click on the link provided to be taken to the UT Recruitment page where you will apply. Please let us know if you have any questions at elc@utk.edu.

Date Job Title Description Application Link
1-24-2020 Assistant Teacher

The primary purpose of this position is to facilitate the mission of the Early Learning Center (ELC)—to foster scientific understanding of young children’s development. The ELC accomplishes this mission through (a) interdisciplinary research, (b) academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students, (c) early education programs for young children, and (d) outreach, advocacy, and public policy.

The Assistant Teacher is integral to the teaching and research mission of the ELC, providing direct, daily training, supervision, feedback, and mentoring for undergraduate participation students, graduate students, pre-service teachers, and student educators. This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of meaningful and effective curriculum for children, assessments of the children, planning community functions for ELC families, and dissemination of practices through outreach efforts. More information about the ELC is available at elc.utk.edu.

Job responsibilities include:
– Curriculum development and planning
– Dissemination of professional content
– Collaboration with ELC teachers and students
– Coordination of family participation events

 

Qualifications

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
High school diploma or GED required. Associate’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education preferred.

Required level/type of experience:
2-3 year of experience in an early care and education program required.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities includes:
– Knowledge of and ability to recommend practices in early childhood environments.
– Knowledge of appropriate curricula and program plans for child care programs for children.
– Ability to provide on-site supervision to undergraduate participation students, graduate students, pre-service teachers, and student educators.
– Ability to work with families and other teaching staff.
– Strong communication skills.
– Strong organizational skills.

Link

Currently enrolled students interested in employment should click here for more information.