Assistant/Associate Professor - Early Childhood Education

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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.

Although the specific area of research is open, we are particularly interested in candidates who are engaged in research related to 1) STEM in early learning settings, 2) child development, 3) family engagement in early learning, 4) culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy for young diverse learners and their families 5) leadership in early childhood education and curriculum, 6) blended early childhood/early childhood special education teacher preparation, or 7) state and national early learning policies and programs. Successful candidates for this position will be expected to teach undergraduate courses related to topics such as foundations of early childhood education, social/emotional development, and early childhood curriculum and instruction.

The University
Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution. UVM's tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College
The Department of Education is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The College's mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in social work, education, and human services; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families and communities.

The Department
The Early Childhood Education Program is a part of the Department of Education. The Department is comprised of knowledgeable and caring faculty, and is widely recognized for the hands-on student experience, cutting-edge research, and student centered, collaborative learning in teacher education, school leadership, educational studies, reading and language arts, curriculum and instruction, and special education.

The Community
UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

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.

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.

Application Process:
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 ,

The University of Vermont and the College of Education and Social Services are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Preferred starting date is August, 2018. Please apply online at Include a cover letter with a brief description of interest in and qualifications for this position and a statement regarding the potential contributions to be made to diversity at the University of Vermont; a current curriculum vitae; a representative example of scholarly writing; teaching philosophy statement; and the names and email addresses of three references that can be contacted before a candidate is brought to campus. For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Bernice R. Garnett, by email at or by phone at 802-656-2187.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
Job Open Date 09/27/2017 Job Close Date Category Academic/Faculty, Education Job Type Tenure-Track

Position Information

Posting Number F914PO Department Education/53010 Advertising/Posting Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Early Childhood Education FLSA Exempt Position Number 004560 Employee FTE 1.00 Employee Term (months) 9

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    1. Curriculum Vitae
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    The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.