Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

Glassboro, New Jersey
Jun 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

The College of Education as the oldest college at Rowan University has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education was fully accredited with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and initial certification programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education operates within the College of Education, which offers undergraduate and graduate programs in early childhood education, elementary education, and special education. Additionally, the College of Education houses and supports the Early Childhood Demonstration Center, which serves preschool-age children and provides field and clinical experiences for early childhood candidates.

The College of Education is searching for a highly qualified and experienced early childhood/elementary education professional to coordinate the undergraduate early childhood education program, provide curriculum coaching for the Early Childhood Demonstration Center, lead collaborative research with faculty and initiate research projects for external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and to lead service initiatives, particularly new program development and initiatives in a growing and diverse region of early childhood and elementary systems.

The successful candidate will have a research and teaching philosophy guided by a commitment to diversity, social justice, inclusion, multiculturalism, sociocultural theory and constructivism. Expertise in a teaching area such as assessment, integrated project work, interdisciplinary instruction, social emotional development, and supporting intellectual growth are preferred. This is a full-time, tenure-track position



• Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in early childhood education or closely related field from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of appointment

• Meets state licensure requirements for early childhood education (P-3)

• A minimum of 3 years of public or private successful teaching at the early childhood level (Birth to 3rd Grade) in diverse settings, with teaching at preschool or kindergarten level preferred

• Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service in early childhood education at a level appropriate for an advanced Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.

• Experience securing external funding to support program development and/or research.

• Familiarity with the accreditation standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children

• Experience with multiple forms of assessment of young children, and the evaluation of practitioners and early childhood environments such as ECERS-R, CLASS PreK and K-3

• Experience with constructivist and child-centered practices in teaching young children such as Reggio Emilia approach, Anti-Bias Curriculum, the Project Approach, and Bank Street Model as well as a strong social justice and inclusion stance.

• Experience in teaching advanced subject matter methods courses in early childhood education including math and science, as well as social studies, literacy and arts.

• Demonstrated ability in communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills

• Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, social justice and equity in early childhood education; and culturally responsive and differentiated instruction Interest in the intersection of race, culture, language and disability and multidisciplinary work is encouraged.

• Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people

• Demonstrated commitment to working with multiple early childhood systems and stakeholders, P-12 schools and underrepresented groups of children.

• A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education

Starting Date: September 1, 2018

The application must be submitted through our online applicant tracking system.

Submit letter of application with a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Applications must include each of these documents at the time of submission. Deadline for application submission is October 15, 2017.

Direct any questions to: Dr. Cori Brown, Chair of Search Committee at

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.