Professional Track (PT) Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus on administering a Child ...

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Professional Track (PT) Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus on administering a Child Care Education Program

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

HDFS, one of nine departments within the School of Health and Human Sciences, is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary study, diversity, and internationalization. The department has 22 full-time faculty, over 600 undergraduate majors, and approximately 100 graduate students in MEd, MS, and Ph.D. programs. Students of color make up over 50% of the student population in HDFS. The department is committed to a faculty that is representative of the diverse community and student population it serves. At the undergraduate level, students prepare to work with young children by enrolling in the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure or Early Care and Education areas. At the graduate level, the Department has a master’s degree program in Birth through Kindergarten Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development and two certificate programs in early childhood. Each of these graduate and undergraduate programs is offered jointly with the Department of Specialized Services in the School of Education. HDFS faculty are also engaged in community-based projects to support quality early education services, including the NC Rated License Assessment Project, which assesses the quality of child care programs across the state of North Carolina, and the EQuIPD project which provides professional development and coaching for early childhood teachers.

The Professional Track/Clinical Faculty in this position serves as the Director for UNCG’s Child Care Education Program (, a program that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and operates in North Carolina’s highest 5-Star Rated License level, and serves as a laboratory program for interdisciplinary research and preparation of early childhood education teachers. The program enrolls 85 children ages 3 months to 5 years and uses an observation-based curriculum. Teachers with Master’s or Bachelors’ degrees in Early Childhood Education staff each classroom.

Position Summary:

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) seeks to fill a twelve-month Professional Track/Clinical position as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education who serves as the Director for an inclusive, high-quality on-site child care lab school. We are seeking a colleague to lead a group of committed educators in providing high-quality services to children and families, while also shaping the professional learning of future early educators. The Professional Track/Clinical faculty member will lead the child care program that serves as a field placement site for UNCG students/pre-service teachers and will mentor experienced educators in preparing educators to teach children ages birth through kindergarten. The successful candidate will join faculty and staff committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and should have a priority on serving children with and without special needs and families from diverse family structures, racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds across diverse settings, as well as working with racially, ethnically and culturally diverse staff and educators (in-service and pre-service).

Working with a committed team of Center coordinators, experienced educators in the child care program, and department faculty, the responsibilities of this position include:

  • On-site supervision of the UNCG Child Care Education program, including leadership for the program’s curriculum, policies, and procedures; oversight and support for a staff of 14 degreed teachers, plus student teachers, interns, and part-time workers; promoting an intentional and proactive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Center; support for meaningful family engagement in classrooms and in the program; maintaining consistent two-way communication with and among Center stakeholders; management of child/family enrollment to assure maintenance of appropriate teacher: child ratios and group sizes; development and monitoring of the program’s annual budget; ensuring all accreditation and licensing standards are met; coordinating community outreach efforts; serving as a liaison and advocate for the Center with Department, School, and University administrators; representing the Center, Department and University in the Greensboro community;
  • Partnering with experienced faculty in Human Development & Family Studies as well as Specialized Education Services to teach a limited number of courses in the Birth to Kindergarten (BK) teacher preparation program. The BK program is multi-disciplinary and intentionally structured to prepare university students to work effectively with diverse families and children with and without disabilities from diverse family structures in inclusive and culturally/economically diverse settings; and
  • Supporting the department through institutional and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master of Science or Education degree (requirements completed by July 1, 2022) in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education, Child Development, Human Development, and Family Studies, Sociology, Psychology, or a closely related field. Experience coordinating/administering professional or educational activities in the early childhood field. Experience working with young children, families, and/or adult learners. Meets or qualifies to meet North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential Level III.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience administering a child care program and/or other early childhood education program, including an on-campus program, a NAEYC accredited child care program, and/or a program that supports in-service early educators. Experience managing the budget of a program with multiple funding sources. Experience working with children with disabilities and their families. Demonstrated commitment to promoting equity and affirming diversity and inclusion. Evidence of competence in teaching and/or mentoring pre-service and/or in-service early educators representing diverse racial, socioeconomic, ability, and cultural backgrounds; teaching and/or administrative experience within an Institution of Higher Education.

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter of interest describing qualifications and fit with each of the position minimum qualifications, as well as any of the preferred qualifications for the position. In addition, applicants must submit the following application materials: a resume or curriculum vitae; a statement regarding their philosophy of teaching young children from diverse experiences and their families; and the names and contact information of three references. All materials should be submitted via the website: For questions about the position or the process of uploading materials, please contact Catherine Scott-Little, Search Committee Chair, via email at [email protected] or by phone (336-334-5307).

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Experience

Org #-Department:

Human Devlp and Family Studies - 12403

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UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

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UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

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The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

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UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

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The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

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For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

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