Assistant Professor: Early Childhood Development and Education

Columbia, MO
May 31, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

The Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri ( has an opening for a 9-month tenure-track assistant professor whose research program and teaching expertise emphasizes early childhood development and education. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in early childhood (ages 0-5) programs and curricula, teacher-child interactions, teaching practices and methods, observation and assessment, teaching diverse learners, and/or policy. Candidates are expected to be active researchers, seek external funding, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses.


Applicants must have a PhD in human development and family science, early childhood education, or closely related field by time of hire.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload a cover letter describing research and educational interests, transcript, up to two writing samples, a list contact information for three references and a CV. In addition please ask that reference letters be emailed to Brenda Bestgen at or mailed to Department of Human Development and Family Science, 314 Gentry Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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