Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Job description

The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.

The Assistant Professor will teach three courses during the fall semester, four courses during the spring semester (including supervision of student teachers), and will actively participate in the IECE faculty by assisting with admissions of teacher candidates, program revisions, and continuous assessment of students. The Assistant Professor will advise students in the undergraduate program, collaborate with department and college faculty, recruit students, and support state and community early childhood partnerships with agencies in Kentucky and nationwide.

Interested applicants should include a letter of application detailing qualifications, interests, and appropriateness for the position (upload under Cover Letter), current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita), and the names and contact information for three current professional references familiar with the applicant's work (upload under Specific Request 1).

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Search Committee Chair, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling, College of Education, University of Kentucky, 621 South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506; phone 859-257-8943; [email protected]

Review of applications begins December 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8G070:Early Childhood, Spec Ed, Rehab Counsel

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Master's degree in early childhood education or related field

Required Related Experience

Prior experience working with students in preschool through kindergarten with and without disabilities, and leadership experience in an early childhood setting

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Teacher certification in early childhood

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

College/university teaching experience, supervision and experience with distance learning technologies

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 11/3/2018
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