Tenure Track Professor of Early Childhood Education (Open Rank)

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About Mills College:
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/

Job Description:

The School of Education at Mills College invites applications for a tenure-track position, open-rank, in Early Childhood Education with a focus in Special Education and Child Life in Hospitals to begin in August 2019. The School of Education at Mills College attracts doctoral, masters, and credential students who are committed to a social justice model of education. Our Early Childhood Education program supports an undergraduate Child Development major, as well as MA programs in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education (SPED), Child Life in Hospitals, Infant Mental Health, and other collaborative degree programs in the School of Education. Responsibilities of this position will include directing the Child Life and Special Education programs, teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students, supporting the development of online courses, supervising student theses, arranging placements for students, maintaining a productive program of scholarship, writing program documents for accrediting agencies, and active engagement in service to the School of Education and the College.


This position requires a doctorate in Education or related field. Certification as a Child Life Specialist is preferred.

The successful applicant will be an established scholar, with a successful publishing record and demonstrated administrative and leadership abilities. We are seeking a faculty member with a clear commitment to working in and to preparing students for work in urban and multicultural contexts.

Additional Information:

This is full-time exempt position. Salary includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period, Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills non-discrimination policy, please go to https://inside.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit the following at http://mills.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=102360
  • a current CV and cover letter
  • a research statement detailing the candidates research agenda
  • teaching statement outlining the candidates approach to teaching
  • two or three examples of scholarly work and
  • the names, position, and contact information for three references
Review of applicants will begin on 10/22/18; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Posted: 9/7/2018
Application Due: 1/28/2019
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