Interim ECLC Assistant Teacher

The Templar School of Education at Johnson University invites applications for the part-time position of Interim ECLC Assistant Teacher on the Tennessee campus.  Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to .  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Title: Interim ECLC Assistant Teacher
Organization: Johnson University
Work Location: Johnson University Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Reports to: Director of ECLC, Karen Eastep
Classification: Part-Time Hourly
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt

Job Summary

This is a part-time 30 hour a week position. The position will begin January 2021 and continue through May 2021. The Interim ECLC Assistant Teacher will work closely with the Lead Teacher learning all aspects of the ECLC to become the interim lead teacher when the ECLC Lead Teacher goes on maternity leave.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the dean, director, and ECLC lead teacher:

  • Act as a teaching assistant to the lead teacher
  • Provide oversight of work-study students
  • Act as lead teacher when the lead teacher is absent and on leave
  • All other assigned duties

Working Conditions

  • Occasional office work
  • Getting up and down from the floor multiple times a day
  • Prolonged standing
  • Supervising children on the playground
  • Lifting of children
  • Sitting at child-size tables for activities
  • Cleaning child-made messes and accidents
  • Communicating with parents
  • Flexible hours, some nights and evenings might be required for special occasions

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • BS in Education (early education preferred)
  • Experience working with children
  • Child-development knowledge
  • CPR and first aid certified (JU will provide necessary training)
  • Computer skills in Office programs
  • Leadership ability
  • Good communication skills with adults and children
  • Willingness to complete TCOTS Online Training (DHS required training)

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.