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Assistant Professor - Early Childhood Education

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Applications received before October 31, 2017 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.

Posting Details

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Position Details

Title Assistant Professor - Early Childhood Education
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Curriculum & Instruction
Position Summary

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Indiana University, the flagship campus of the Indiana University system and a major comprehensive research university, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in early childhood education. Applicants should be engaged in an active research agenda and be dedicated to preparing early childhood educator professionals and scholars for the future. The position is at the Assistant Professor rank, tenure-track, with annual ten-month appointment beginning August 2018. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Indiana University is committed to the principles of diversity, scholarly inquiry, intellectual freedom, democracy, and social justice among others. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Conduct a scholarly program of research; teach early childhood education courses (BS, MS, and PhD) and curriculum studies (MS and PhD); supervise undergraduate and graduate students in field work and student teaching; advise graduate students; supervise doctoral student research and serve on dissertation committees; provide leadership at the local, regional, state, and national levels; demonstrate ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; and participate in service activities for the department, School of Education, and university.

Early Childhood Education at Indiana University: at the undergraduate level, the Early Childhood Education program prepares individuals to work in a variety of settings that serve young children, ages birth to 8-years, and their families. Students have course work and field experiences with young children in infant/toddler, preschool, and K-grade 3 settings. The majority of the students in the early childhood education master’s program are practicing professionals, whereas students in the doctoral program generally devote full-time to their academic program in Curriculum Studies in Early Childhood.

Indiana University and Bloomington: Indiana University-Bloomington is a world-class, public university and the flagship institution in the IU system with a highly diverse student body of over 48,000. This position offers the opportunity to engage with recognized scholars across a wide range of disciplines and to work with accomplished and committed students. The City of Bloomington (population 85,000) and the surrounding area offers numerous cultural, sporting and outdoor activities. Recognized as a ‘bike-friendly’ community, Bloomington, located 50 miles south of Indianapolis, is surrounded by three state parks and several lakes. The Bloomington campus is known for its beauty, as well as its strong commitment to music, drama, and the arts.

Basic Qualifications

Required: Earned doctorate in early childhood education or a related field;

Evaluation criteria include:
• Strong record of or demonstrated potential for excellence in research;
• Previous teaching and/or administrative experience in infant/toddler, preschool, and/or K-primary settings;
• Experience working with young children, teachers, families and/or communities that represent diverse backgrounds;
• Experience in teaching and/or supervision at the undergraduate level. Teaching experience at the graduate level and/or in alternative formats (e.g., hybrid, online) is desirable.
• Active engagement in early childhood professional organizations; and
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.

Department Contact for Questions

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Dr. David Flinders, School of Education Room 3131, Indiana University, 201 N. Rose Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1006; Questions about application submissions should be directed to Jane Kaho,

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions

Applications received before October 31, 2017 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled.

For Best Consideration Date
Expected Start Date
OAA # 21708-16

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Ability
  2. Other
  3. Publication 1
  4. Publication 2
  5. Publication 3
  6. Publication 4
  7. Publication 5
  8. Publication 6
  9. Other 2
  10. Other 3