Continuing Track, Assistant Professor - Human Development and Family Studies

Newark, DE
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Education & Human Development: Human Development and Family Studies
Location: Newark, DE

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education to teach courses, provide student supervision, and evaluate undergraduate and graduate Early Childhood Education students. We seek an energetic, highly motivated and experienced professional who will serve as a role model and mentor for undergraduate and Master's level university students. This is a continuing, 9-month full-time appointment beginning September 1, 2017.

The Department of Human Development & Family Studies is an interdisciplinary department that focuses on the study of critical social issues affecting individuals, families, and communities, along with disabilities, teacher education and professional development in early childhood ( The College of Education and Human Development is dedicated to finding answers to the problems that confront our communities and schools, and to develop solutions to the challenges faced by children, youth and families around the world. The College includes the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the School of Education, the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, the Delaware Education Research and Development Center, the Center for Disabilities Studies, and several other research centers (

Duties: The successful applicant will primarily be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Childhood Education at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The candidate will also supervise and evaluate undergraduate and graduate students in field placements. The applicant will be a contributing member of the Early Childhood Education committee and will support the department's Early Childhood Education scholarship mission. The candidate will also engage in relevant administrative duties as assigned. The successful candidate must provide their own transportation to supervision sites.

Qualifications: A doctorate in early childhood education or related field. Teaching certification in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education and a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience at the early childhood level (infants through grade 2) preferred. Ability to work with diverse populations and excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential. Teaching experience in higher education is desired. The successful candidate will also need to complete all necessary background checks (

Applications: Applicants must submit a letter of application, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae through the online application system ( Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Rena Hallam, Search Committee Chair, 302-831-1011 or The Search Committee will start reviewing applications on February 1 and position will remain open until filled.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

OR contact the U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights.

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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