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Assistant Professor of Early Childhood EducationDepartment:
UNT-Teacher Education & Admin-132330College/School:
College of EducationJob Location:
DentonFull Time/Part Time:
ORP EligibleAdditional Retirement Information:
For more information on retirement plan options, please visit https://hr.untsystem.edu/benefits/retirement-plans/index.php.Department Summary:
The University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. UNT is located only 26 miles north of DFW International Airport. UNT is among a very few universities to be a Research 1 University and also a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).Position Summary:
UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience with HSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.
The Department of Teacher Education and Administration (TE&A) seeks an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education to begin in the Fall 2024. The successful candidate will join Curriculum & Instruction faculty in a dynamic undergraduate program leading to EC-6 certification. Early Childhood Education faculty are also active in the department’s MEd and PhD programs in Curriculum and Instruction, working closely alongside department colleagues to reshape and reimagine education from critical perspectives. This includes preparing and cultivating transformative educators who can support educational experiences for students that are accessible, sustaining, and draw on community funds of knowledge among other areas. Of particular interest to the College of Education are candidates who are committed to improving people’s lives through powerful learning, social-emotional wellness, physical health, civic engagement, and liberatory educational experiences.Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum & Instruction; serve on and chair doctoral committees; maintain an active research agenda; secure grant funding; and provide service to the Department, College, University, community constituencies, and professional organizations. Summer teaching is contingent on student demand and funding.
- Earned doctorate with emphasis in Early Childhood Education (or a related field), with ABD candidates considered if the doctorate is successfully defended prior to the start date
- Research, teaching, and/or leadership experience with culturally and/or linguistically diverse populations
- Evidence of a research agenda.
- Teaching experience using multiple technologies and the ability to teach and develop courses for online instruction making use of new technologies to further support educational experiences for students that are accessible, sustaining, and draw on community funds of knowledge
- A minimum of 3 years successful birth to 2nd grade teaching experience
- Evidence of successful or emerging grant procurement
- Research agenda focused on topics of contemporary urgency
Ability to communicateArea of Specialty:
Early Childhood EducationSecurity Sensitive:
This is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement:
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.Driving University Vehicle:
F1280PSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants will submit:
- Cover letter that addresses required and preferred qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- List of names and contact information of three references
- Unofficial academic transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
Committee review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include all required components to be considered. The search committee will contact references only after advanced stages of screening. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment along with a criminal background check.Quicklink for Posting: