Associate/Full Professor of Early Childhood Education (Tenure System)

University of Illinois Chicago
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Position Summary
The Department of Educational Psychology in the UIC College of Education seeks a tenured scholar at the associate or full professor rank in early childhood education, starting in August 2024. We seek a faculty colleague whose dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative scholarship centers on one or more of the following areas: (a) early childhood education; (b) human development and learning; (c) early childhood teacher education; (d) early childhood education among Latine learners, families and/or communities; and (e) early childhood education in urban institutional and/or urban-community settings. We expect candidates to have a demonstrated record of or the potential for seeking extramural research funding.

Duties & Responsibilities
Duties include conducting research in early childhood education in urban contexts, facilitating excellent teaching to diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations, supervising doctoral dissertations, and providing service and leadership across multiple organizational levels, including department, college, university, local and state communities, and international and national professional academic associations. Successful candidates will be expected to teach 4 courses per year and contribute to the growing Early Childhood Education Master’s Program, BA in Human Development and Learning, Early Childhood Alternative Licensure Program and the PhD in Educational Psychology. There are also opportunities for collaboration and other resources and support with colleagues across the university, such as, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and Great Cities Institute, among others.


Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate in early childhood education or another related field.
Qualified at the tenure-track associate or full rank.
An established record of research and publications, appropriate to rank.
Experiences working in racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse settings.
Post-secondary teaching experience.
Excellent communication skills and demonstrated collaborative experience.
Demonstrated success with or strong potential to secure external funding.
Demonstrated experience with advising and mentoring students and junior faculty, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
Specialized academic research and teaching related to early childhood education

Demonstrated ability to develop successful school and community partnerships and pursue community-engaged scholarship.
Demonstrated successful experience developing courses in multiple modalities.

Organization Summary

Hiring Department: Educational Psychology

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1023144

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time
Salary Information
The start date is August 15, 2024. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. Questions may be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Kathleen Sheridan, at [email protected].

1040 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
United States

How to Apply

Please submit the following application materials electronically by February 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM Central.

· Curriculum vitae.

· A letter of application that articulates how the applicant’s experience and expertise will:
(a) complement the work of others across the Department and College
(b) make unique contributions to the College of Education and the Department of Educational Psychology;
(c) demonstrate a record of or strong plan for external funding; and
(d) describe how this position could support the applicant in pursuit of their professional goals.

· One representative writing sample.

· A list of the names, titles, and contact information for 3 professional references.

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Application Deadline
February 15, 2024