Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

Flint, Michigan
Mar 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Education Department at the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking to fill a position of Assistant Professor in Education. We are looking for a creative, visionary, and energetic faculty member for our innovative programs in Early Childhood Education. Responsibilities will include: teaching (including teaching online, evenings, and potentially at off campus sites); collaborative program oversight; advising undergraduate and graduate students; development of clinical partnerships for field placements; supervising students in the field; research and publishing; potential oversight/serving on doctoral committees in education leadership; and service to the university, community, and field.

Requirements include (a) earned doctorate in early childhood education or closely related field. Candidates who are ABD with a completion by September 1, 2018 are encouraged to apply; (b) professional experiences in preK-8 settings; (c) established or emerging research agenda in early childhood; (d) experiences working with a variety of P-12 constituencies including working with students, teachers, administrators, and/or community partners; (e) expertise in curricular and program development; (f) knowledge and training of theories of early childhood education, and (g) understanding state and national trends pertinent to early childhood education. Candidates with (1) university-level teaching and teaching in P-12 school experience; (2) ability to cultivate clinical partnerships; (3) expertise in early childhood administration, policy and leadership; and (4) ability to support and mentor novice and in-service teachers in the field are preferred. The campus of the University of Michigan-Flint is located on the Flint River near the city's cultural center, and has an enrollment of over 8,000 students. It is approximately an hour's drive to Ann Arbor, East Lansing, and Detroit. The University of Michigan-Flint Education Department currently offers undergraduate teacher education programs in elementary education, early childhood education, and secondary education; master's programs in early childhood education, literacy education, math education, inclusive education, educational technology, an alternate route program in secondary urban education; an education specialist post-master’s program; and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. For further information on the Education Department and School of Education and Human Services, you are invited to visit the University's website at This job posting can be found at

All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, submit a letter of application specifying qualifications for the position; curriculum vita; teaching statement; and names and contact information of at least three references to the Early Childhood Education Search Committee, c/o Ms. Lori Rathbun, UM-Flint Education Department Administrative Assistant, [email protected]. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Christine Kenney, [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Michigan - Flint is dedicated to building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multi-cultural environment, and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women. The University of Michigan-Flint is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.