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Apply now Title: Program Director, Education, Faculty
Job no: 494029
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Categories: Faculty
Hiring Range: $52,225-$59,413

Job Summary: HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Education beginning in the fall semester of 2024. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching education courses and will be involved in course and program design and review, assessment, and program improvement in the Early Care and Education Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Early Childhood Care and Education Certificate, Early Childhood-Elementary Education Associate in Arts (AA) programs Education- General (AA). Full-time faculty members teach 15 credit hours each fall and spring semester with small class sizes. However, release time is allocated to support the administrative functions associated with the program director’s workload; thus, there is a reduction or elimination of a teaching load while overseeing the program.

There is potential to teach additional courses each semester and during the summer term for pay in addition to the base salary. The position will be based on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus and will be expected to teach some courses on-campus in Harrisburg, PA, and some courses remote (via Zoom) and/or asynchronous online based on enrollment needs. Full-time faculty are responsible for teaching, student academic advising, professional development, and service to the college and the department, which includes serving on committees, participating in assessment of curriculum, and supporting equity-minded student success initiatives. HACC seeks faculty who are committed to putting diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into action in and out of the classroom. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate degree in ECE, child development, child and family studies, or a related discipline with at least 18 ECE credit hours (for associate degree faculty) or a doctorate with at least 18 ECE credit hours (for baccalaureate and master’s degree faculty).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching special education classes and working with and/or administration of special education programs.

Licensing Requirements:

Valid Driver's License

Required to be compliant with PA Child Protective Service Laws. For additional information, please visit

Hiring Range: $52,225-$59,413

Job Specific Task List:

  • Teaches assigned Education courses and fulfills the role as Program Director
  • The Program Director has the authority and responsibility as primary lead for the development and administration of the program, leads accreditation efforts, reports and assessment work associated.
  • Assess new trends and the changing educational needs of educational professional and local, regional, and county school districts.
  • Propose and coordinate the development of new courses and programs in response to changing and emerging continuing education needs, certification requirements, legislative and policy opportunities, and trends statewide and nationally.
  • Works collaboratively with the workforce development educational programs and grants associated.
  • Participates in curriculum development and maintenance.
  • Provides academic support and advising to students including establishing and maintaining a schedule of office hours.
  • Participates in college governance by serving on joint, ad hoc, faculty, campus, division and discipline committees.
  • Participates in the recruitment and hiring of new faculty through participation on assigned search committees.
  • Participates in college and community service activities.
  • Participates in professional growth activities and maintains awareness of new trends and developments within areas of instructional responsibility.
  • Coordinate, plan, organize, and instruct academic courses according to approved course syllabus.
  • Provide high quality and consistent academic instruction to students.
  • Provided high quality academic support and advising to students.
  • Keep students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements.
  • Keep students informed about their progress through prompt grading of papers and other work.
  • Maintain accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records. -Maintain scheduled office hours.
  • Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled. -Organize and maintain class work and assignments.
  • Strive for the qualities delineated in the criteria for faculty evaluation used by the college.
  • Be thoroughly familiar and comply with all college policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work in a professional, collegial, and team-oriented manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. - (Essential)

Job Type: Fulltime, 12 month

If part time, hours per week: N/A



About Us:

Our Purpose: Learning for all; learning for life.

Our Diversity Statement: As an institution of higher education, HACC recognizes its responsibility to maintain an environment that affirms the diversity of people and ideas.

HACC embraces, supports, and actively pursues a policy of inclusiveness that reflects and appreciates the diversity of the community it serves and the world in which we live.

The Board of Trustees and the President lead HACC’s commitment to open access to education, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and equal opportunity in employment. This commitment serves to promote a college-wide environment of collegiality, inclusiveness, respect, and cultural competence.

Our Core Values: A Circle of Caring

Caring by Creating Our Future Together
  • We work together to shape and build our preferred future.
  • We encourage and celebrate creativity and innovation.
  • We set high goals and strive to achieve them.
  • We strive to provide exceptional service to all who help shape our future.
Caring for Each Other
  • We are gateways to student success and opportunity.
  • We promote respect, collegiality, diversity and equity-mindedness in all we say and do.
  • We nurture awareness and cultural sensitivity to create a climate of trust.
  • >We are growth-minded, believing that each of us is capable of learning, developing and growing to support our mission.
Caring by Doing What is Right
  • We are honest and hold each other and ourselves to the highest ethical standards.
  • We provide the most accurate information available in all communications.
  • We are transparent about our decisions as individuals and teams.
  • We embrace broad engagement in the shared governance process.


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