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Assistant Professor-Elementary Generalist (Literary Focus) at College of Idaho

Description: The College of Idaho Education Department seeks a full time, tenure track, 9-month teaching faculty in Elementary Education, with a focus on literacy.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following credentials:

  • Terminal Degree (PhD/Ed.D) in Elementary Education, Literacy, or related field
  • Current Elementary/Literacy Public School license
  • Proven success and experience teaching elementary students serving diverse populations
  • Willingness to supervise 3-4 interns per term in local elementary classrooms (required)
  • Understanding of professional preparation in the context of the Liberal Arts
  • Commitment to a 5th Year Teacher Preparation/Internship program


  • Preparing Elementary candidates for both the Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Assessments, and Praxis exam/sub-tests in all Elementary content areas
  • Active research agenda
  • Serving on MAT thesis committees
  • Advising undergraduate and graduate students
  • Willingness to represent College of Idaho at regular meetings for Idaho State Department of Education Literacy initiatives

The candidate will be willing and able to teach classes required for Elementary Education pre-certification and part of an accredited undergraduate/graduate internship program. There will also be an opportunity to develop and enhance the Literacy minor, currently staffed by adjunct instructors. Depending on the terminal degree and specialty, the ideal candidate may choose (but not required) to teach those classes.

Applications: Candidates meeting qualifications listed above should submit a current CV, cover letter addressing their qualifications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation to: (subject: Education search). Application review will begin November 30, 2017. Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are selected.

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Assistant Professor in ECE at University of Massachusetts Boston

Description: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) at the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an assistant professor with expertise in early childhood education and care and child development, or a closely related field (such as human development, child development, psychology, family studies, or education policy). The position begins September 1, 2018.

Qualifications: Candidates must have: a terminal degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education, Applied Child Development or closely related field (such as human development, psychology, family studies, education policy, etc.); in-field work experience, preferably in settings that embrace multicultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversity; experience teaching at the college level, both traditional and nontraditional student populations; and evidence of scholarly productivity. Candidates from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should provide evidence of ability to seek and obtain extramural research funding.

Responsibilities: carry out an active funded research agenda that makes significant contributions to the field of early childhood education and provides research opportunities for doctoral students; teach courses in the graduate and undergraduate early childhood education programs including our large early childhood teacher education program; supervise students in their pre-practicum and practicum settings (field experience/student teaching); advise undergraduate and graduate students; assist with curriculum development and assessment, and professional associations' accreditation; and contribute to the university's urban mission, to university and departmental committees, and to professional associations. Faculty class schedule may include evening or Saturday classes. Faculty also sometimes teach online courses.

Applications: To apply, please submit materials online:

Materials include: a CV and a letter of interest that addresses your qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, and your agenda for research, teaching, and service, as well as names and contact information for three letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor at Sonoma State University

Description: The Department of Early Childhood Studies at Sonoma State University is seeking applications for a (tenure-track) assistnat, associate, or full professor starting August, 2018. Salary, service credit, and rank (when appropriate) depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. The approximate salary range for this position is: $69,812 - $72,250.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include:

  • An earned doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development (with a focus on birth to age 8), or a closely related field (with a focus on birth to age eight) by August of 2018
  • At least three years paid direct work with children in the birth to eight age range
  • The ability to plan and carry out a research agenda in the candidate’s area of expertise
  • Demonstrated currency in child development theory and practice
  • Experience with and understanding of diverse children and families, including diversity of language, socio economic status, ability, immigrant status, ethnicity, and family structure
  • Excellent oral, written and digital communication skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural higher education environment
  • Commitment to social justice and educational equity

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: Culturally responsive care and education; Development of infants and toddlers; Mental health in the early years
  • Experience working with children and families in community agencies or social services
  • Experience teaching at the college or university level
  • Experience teaching in an online environment
  • Knowledge of a second language

To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s)." Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.


  • Teach courses in the Early Childhood Studies major, minor, and graduate programs
  • Engage in scholarly activities related to Early Childhood Education and Child Development, including research, presentations at professional conferences, and publication of scholarly articles
  • Advise students in the Early Childhood Studies major, minor, and graduate programs
  • Participate in department and school-wide meetings and functions
  • Participate in department, school, and university committees and business
  • Participate in program assessment and evaluation
  • Participate in the broader Child Development and Early Care and Education community, especially within the local area
  • Utilize SSU’s online learning management system and other digital technology as appropriate for teaching and program assessment purposes
  • Maintain currency in the field

Applications: To apply for this position, go to and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the link.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Student evaluations (if available)
  • Contact information for 3 references

Letters of Recommendation will be requested from finalists only. Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Applications received by November 26, 2017 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Johanna Filp-Hanke, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: Please refer to the job number #104477 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in ECE at University of Alabama

Description: The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor, tenure- track appointment. Sought are applicants with a promising record of research and teaching in the field of early childhood education, early childhood development and early learning, or child life. Desirable areas of expertise include early literacy, early STEM learning, early childhood curriculum evaluation, or other specializations in early care and education for typically developing children.


  1. A doctorate in Human or Child Development and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education, Child Life, or closely related field;
  2. Evidence of scholarly work, including a strong research record, professional presentations and/or participation in grant submissions or success at grant funding.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills, including effective oral and written communication skills;

  4. and prefer
  5. Teaching experience in higher education;
  6. Teaching experience in a birth to PreK program, a state teaching certificate to teach in a Birth to PreK program, or Child Life certification; and
  7. Knowledge of NAEYC Higher Education Standards and Accreditation, Quality Rating Improvement System, and experience with using instructional technologies (e.g., using TaskStream to create E- portfolios, edTPA).

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating, conducting, and publishing research, including procuring internal and external funding; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in the early childhood education teacher certification track or child life; mentoring graduate students; and engaging in service at the campus, community, state, and/or national level. Successful candidates also will support the department’s initiatives in distance education with possible online instruction.

Applications: An application letter indicating the position for which the applicant wishes to be considered, CV, research/teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference can be uploaded into the University of Alabama online job portal ( Review of applications begins December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Email Dr. Mary Elizabeth Curtner-Smith at with questions.

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Assistant/Tenured Associate Professor in ECE at University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus

Description: As part of a multi-year, cross-discipline strategic hiring and growth initiative in Early Childhood, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks applications and informal candidate nominations for a faculty opening at the rank of Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor. The disciplinary background for this position is open, and applicants from psychology, sociology, social work, political science, anthropology, and other relevant areas will be considered. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping and building a cross- discipline Early Childhood research initiative. Over the next several years, we anticipate multiple Early Childhood hires in varied disciplines and colleges to augment OU’s cutting-edge academic programming and research in Early Childhood; this cross-campus initiative includes Arts & Sciences, Education, Medicine, Engineering, and allied areas.

Qualifications: To be considered for this position, candidates must have a Ph.D. and evidence of excellence in Early Childhood scholarship. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong interest in contributing to the University’s cross-campus, cross-discipline Early Childhood initiative; and a willingness to collaborate with the established research activities of the Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI) located on the Tulsa Campus of OU; Candidates must also have an established record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and be prepared to expand course offerings in their area of specialization. An established history of successful leadership and/or collaboration on funded research involving multidisciplinary teams is a highly-preferred qualification.

Appliations: To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • a cover letter specifically addressing position fit, qualifications, and background
  • a curriculum vitae
  • three confidential letters of recommendation
  • up to 3 publications/working papers
  • a brief statement of research interests (e.g., 300-2000 words)
  • a brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests (e.g., 300-2000 words)

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, submit application materials by January 1, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. All application materials must be submitted electronically using the OU Career web site [] (see the "apply now" link at the bottom of the page).

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Assistant Professor of Child Development at California State University, Sacramento

Description: The Child Development Program at California State University, Sacramento has a job opening for an Assistant Professor of Child Development with a specialization in qualitative research methods with a strong emphasis in developmental theory. The anticipated start date is Fall 2018.

Qualifications: Required qualifications:

  • An earned Ph.D. / Ed.D. in Child/Human Development, Applied Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Science, Education, and
  • Psychology, or an equivalent program. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, all degree requirements must be completed by August 2018
  • Specialization in qualitative research methods with a strong emphasis in developmental theory.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated leadership potential;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with children, students, families, and communities representing diverse populations from diverse backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in college level, undergraduate, and/or graduate level teaching;
  • Clearly defined interdisciplinary program of qualitative research and publication focusing on children, adolescents, and/or young adults, or demonstrated potential for establishing such a record;
  • Experience in educational settings and/or curriculum development.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Child/Human Development, specifically courses related to qualitative research methodology and areas of interest;
  • Maintaining a rigorous program of research related to school- and/or community-based qualitative research;
  • Supervising and sponsoring student scholarship; assisting with advising and curriculum development/assessment;
  • Working collegially with other faculty; and
  • Contributing to service in the department, college, university, and profession.

Applications: The initial application review will start on November 20, 2017, and the position will be open until filled.

Applicants must include the following attachments in the online application:

  1. a cover letter describing interest and qualifications for this position;
  2. a current curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of three references who can speak to the candidates’ professional qualifications as the last page;
  3. a statement of teaching philosophy (including evidence of effectiveness and experiences serving diverse student populations);
  4. a statement of research interests;
  5. a writing sample (e.g., a recent publication);
  6. unofficial transcripts of all graduate-level work (official copies required if offered the position)

The full job announcement can be found at:

Assistant/Associate Professor in ECE at University of Vermont

Description: The College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks an applicant for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position in the area of Early Childhood Education. We invite applications at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We are looking for a faculty member to join our dynamic, nationally-accredited Early Childhood Teacher Education Program, Birth-Grade 3. The Early Childhood Program offers an undergraduate degree program in Early Childhood Education. Successful candidates for this position will have demonstrated experience working in and collaborating with public schools and agencies serving diverse child and family populations and be committed to conducting innovative and translational research that directly impacts schools and communities.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities that include:

  • Teaching and advising in the undergraduate Early Childhood Education program;
  • Supervision of undergraduate students in practicum settings;
  • Collaborating with Department of Education faculty and Campus Children’s School staff in program development, scholarship and service;
  • Initiating research, securing external funding and publishing results in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Serving as an active member of relevant scholarly societies and professional associations;
  • Collaborative and active involvement in department governance as well as service and outreach activities at the college, university, regional, state, national and international levels.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or in a closely related field by position start date;
  • Evidence of a beginning publication record (for assistant), record of publication sufficient for tenure at UVM (for associate);
  • The potential to receive external research funding (for assistant), record of external grant funding sufficient for tenure at UVM (for associate);
  • Successful experience in teaching at the college/university level (for assistant), evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate level sufficient for tenure at UVM (for associate);
  • Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills.

Desired qualifications

  • Knowledge of national (NAEYC) teacher preparation standards and CAEP accreditation processes;
  • Experience in teaching young children;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Applications: Review of applications will begin November 7, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
For more detailed information about us, visit our Early Childhood Education web pages at the Department of Education’s website,; the College of Education and Social Services’ website,; and the University of Vermont’s website,

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Math Education Researcher Positions at Southern Methodist University

Math Education Researcher (Quanitative)

Math Education Researcher (Qualitative)

2 Assistant Professors in Curriculum & Instruction at Florida Atlantic University

Description: The Department of Curriculum, Culture, and Educational Inquiry invites applications for two Assistant Professors in Curriculum and Instruction to begin in Fall 2018. These are full-time, tenure-track positions at FAU’s main campus in Boca Raton. Join a diverse faculty deeply dedicated to equity, community engagement and a global view of education. Please visit for additional information.

Responsibilities: These positions require the teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses, assisting in curriculum development, maintaining an active research agenda, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and providing service to the department, college, university and the community. The successful candidate&rsquos academic background should include graduate coursework in curriculum, program design and evaluation, teacher education and/or scholarship supporting social justice issues in education.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include:

  • Earned doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction or related field from an accredited institution;
  • A clear, focused research agenda that contributes to the department’s mission and identity;
  • Demonstrated success teaching face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid courses.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience working with a diverse faculty and students;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in technology integration in instruction and innovative delivery methods;
  • Three years of experience in PK-20 schools and/or relevant teacher education experience;
  • Experience in procurement of grant funding.

Applications: Review of applications will be ongoing. Candidates are encouraged to apply no later than November 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. However, the posting may close without prior notice. All applicants must complete the position application available online through the Office of Human Resources Finalists will be required to submit an original, sealed graduate transcript to the department. A background check will be required for the candidates selected. For inquiries about the position, please contact: Dr. Michelle Vaughan,, or Dr. Rose Gatens,, Co-Chairs, Search Committee.

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Faculty & Staff positions for 2018-2019 at Rowan University

Rowan University’s College of Education is seeking faculty and staff for the following positions:

  1. Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management and Accreditation
  2. 2 Assistant Professors, Special Education
  3. Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
  4. Assistant Professor, Urban Education
  5. Assistant Professor, TESOL and Bilingual Education
  6. Assistant Professor, English Education
  7. Assistant Professor, Educational Services and Leadership
  8. Lecturer, Counseling in Educational Settings Master’s Program
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Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at University of Portland

Description: The School of Education at the University of Portland is seeking candidates for the following tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank beginning in August 2018. The duties include teaching courses in the School of Education’s elementary education certification track in the undergraduate and graduate (MAT) programs, teaching courses in the Reading Intervention and/or English for Speakers of Other Languages endorsement programs, and teaching general education courses in the master’s and doctorate programs.


  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution;
  • at least 3 years successful P-12 teaching experience at the elementary level;
  • an endorsement in reading and/or English for speakers of other languages;
  • knowledge of/experience working with pre-service and in-service teachers; and
  • a potential or requisite scholarly record to warrant appointment at the tenure-track assistant professor rank.

Responsibitlities: The faculty member will teach, mentor, and advise students in undergraduate and graduate elementary education, endorsement, and general education courses, engage in doctoral dissertation advisement, conduct a program of applied scholarship and research, and collaborate with colleagues on program and school-wide projects. Preference will be given to candidates who have classroom experience with diverse student populations. Candidates should show a readiness to participate in school/university partnerships and in new initiatives for the purposes of research and teacher preparation.

Applications: Screening of applicants will begin immediately. For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 20, 2017.

  1. A cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. responses to the supplemental questions listed below
  4. contact information for three references (who will be contacted by the HireTouch system and requested to submit letters of recommendation to the system)
  5. unofficial transcripts
  6. are required. All application materials must be submitted online at here

    Supplemental Questions:

    1. Please describe your successful teaching experiences in P-12 education.
    2. Please describe your relevant professional and personal experiences that demonstrate your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.
    3. The University of Portland ( is classified as a teaching university. Please describe why working at such a university meets your professional goals.
    4. The School of Education (SOED) offers undergraduate and graduate programming, including an applied doctoral (EdD) program ( Given your professional background and personal experiences, please describe which specific SOED program(s) you think you are best-suited to teach in and why.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Description: The Department of Education in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin by September 2018 (earlier date negotiable). We seek an individual with expertise in Early Childhood Education (Birth-8), experience with a diverse population of students and a doctorate degree in Early Childhood Studies, Child Development, or related field, as well as a strong commitment to social justice and equity within early childhood education.

Responsibilities: Primary duties are to:

  1. teach courses in the Early Childhood Studies major
  2. engage in scholarly activities, including but not limited to research and publication, fellowship and grant programs, and presentations at professional conferences
  3. advise undergraduate students interested in careers related to Early Childhood Studies
  4. participate in the broader Child Development and Early Childhood Education community, especially within the local area
  5. participate in committee work, community service related to one’s academic expertise, and assignments related to University governance

Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective on early childhood education and a commitment to diversity in education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: Mininmum qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Studies, Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution in the US or from a non-US institution with equivalent accreditation by August 1, 2018
  • Evidence of emerging professional and scholarly work that aligns with the College’s commitment to social justice and developmentally appropriate early childhood pedagogy
  • Articulation of active applied and/or basic research agenda
  • Evidence of commitment to active involvement with the Early Childhood community.

Preferred/desired qualifications:

  • Scholarly engagement with topics in early care and education and/or child development
  • Evidence of practical experience or related work in an early childhood setting (Birth-8 years)
  • Demonstration of ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service, and a commitment to teaching and working with a diverse student population
  • Active participation in Early Childhood/Child Development professional associations or networks related to area of expertise
  • Demonstrated commitment to active, student-centered learning
  • Experience working with the national early childhood standards and accreditation and willingness to learn California Early Childhood System
  • Experience teaching at the college or university level

Applications: A completed applications will consist of:

  • Letter of interest that describes your teaching and scholarly experience and interests, and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description
  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single spaced)
  • Current curriculum vitae that includes the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position
  • A completed University application form (may be downloaded from our website at)
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (an official transcript will be required of finalists)
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three recent letters of reference

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 29, 2017. Early response is encouraged. Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:

ECS Faculty Search Committee
c/o: Susan A. Honkoski
Phone: 909-869-3153

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Assistant Professor of ECE at Indiana University Bloomington


Qualifications: Earned doctorate in early childhood education or a related field is required. Evaluation criteria includes:

  • Strong record of or demonstrated potential for excellence in research;
  • Previous teaching and/or administrative experience in infant/toddler, preschool, and/or K-primary settings;
  • Experience working with young children, teachers, families and/or communities that represent diverse backgrounds;
  • Experience in teaching and/or supervision at the undergraduate level. Teaching experience at the graduate level and/or in alternative formats (e.g., hybrid, online) is desirable.
  • Active engagement in early childhood professional organizations; and
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

Responsibilities: Conduct a scholarly program of research; teach early childhood education courses (BS, MS, and PhD) and curriculum studies (MS and PhD); supervise undergraduate and graduate students in field work and student teaching; advise graduate students; supervise doctoral student research and serve on dissertation committees; provide leadership at the local, regional, state, and national levels; demonstrate ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; and participate in service activities for the department, School of Education, and university.

Applications: Applications received before October 31, 2017 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Dr. David Flinders, School of Education Room 3131, Indiana University, 201 N. Rose Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1006; Questions about application submissions should be directed to Jane Kaho,

Applicants should upload to the following materials:

  • Letter of application addressing qualifications and describing experiences and interests in teaching and research related to early childhood education;
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior correspondence with the applicant.
  • Course evaluations

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