Posting Description: The School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver announces a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education (ECE). The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a commitment to and, an understanding of inclusionary and integrated practices for young children from birth to age 8. The successful candidate should have a broad understanding of the field across its diverse settings: public early childhood, early childhood special education, Head Start, childcare, and services for children from 0-3 years old. The successful applicant should be conversant on the issues that impact education and support for young children with and without disabilities, and their families, including families who are culturally and linguistically diverse. In addition, the candidate should understand the complexity of Early Childhood Education in urban settings. The successful applicant for this position will be a scholar who excels in conducting research, securing funding for research and personnel preparation, leading teaching and learning at the university level, participating in ECE advocacy and leadership, and engaging with members of urban and diverse communities. The applicant's qualifications will complement the strengths of existing faculty members in the School of Education and Human Development. The ECE program at the University of Colorado Denver is one of several initial teacher education programs in the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD). The ECE/ECSE program is currently offered at the graduate level, resulting in an Early Childhood Special Education Specialist license and a master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Additionally, there is a concentration area in Early Childhood Special Education/Early Childhood Education for students pursuing either an Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree. The new Teaching, Learning and Development (TLED) B.A. includes a program track in ECE. The SEHD is accredited by NCATE, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. As part of NCATE/CAEP accreditation, the ECE program is nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include maintaining a robust and relevant program of research in ECE, teaching and advising master's and doctoral level students, and helping to develop the new Teaching, Leaning and Development B.A. program. Additional responsibilities include: * Teaching graduate ECE program courses, using both on-campus and distance-learning formats * Securing external funding for research and personnel preparation * Engage in working with policy makers and community leaders to continue to improve ECE in Colorado * Working with colleagues, including those in other areas of the SEHD, on program development, refinement, and enhancement. This may include: -Revising courses and the program to articulate with other courses and programs (e.g. special education, general education, school psychology, school counseling) and to reflect the School's mission, -Collaborating with long-standing community and university partners to ensure high quality field placement settings that reflect the diversity of children in Colorado, -Collaborating and building bridges with local and regional districts in an effort to establish strong family, school and community partnerships in ECE, -Advising students with the assistance of personnel from the Academic Services Center. Employment Conditions This is a full-time academic year position. Opportunity for summer teaching is available. Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor Position availability: August 11, 2014 Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F00809 Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by November 5th, 2013 will receive full consideration. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/benefits/ The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications: * Earned doctorate, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Human Development and Family Studies or a highly-related field * Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in ECE * Experience working in a collaborative teacher education context * Experience in advocacy/leadership roles across the various sectors of ECE
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: * High potential for or an established record of securing external funding for research, and/or personnel preparation * Collaborative work style and strong values around the broadly-defined issues of diversity, inclusion, evidence-based practice, and respect for family preferences
Desired Qualifications: * Experience conducting research in urban settings and/or with a focus on under-represented populations * Experience in ECE classroom teaching environments * Prior experience with ECE policy involvement * Experience with 2 and 4 year articulation agreements * Prior history of funding from multiple sources (e.g., U.S. Department of Education, Head Start Bureau, state agencies, private foundations), and/or a track record of participation in large-scale, multi-site research and training initiatives * Experience working with graduate students in instruction, mentoring and research related activities (at both the master's and doctoral levels) * History of interdisciplinary work including collaboration with representatives of community and related agencies/institutions * Experience in university assessment systems and processes to meet state and national accreditation standards