Assistant or Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies – Early Childhood Education (ECE)
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
September 18, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for an early childhood education (birth-8), tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in our teacher licensure program. The position will begin in August, 2019.
The department supports an ecological and interdisciplinary perspective on early education and seeks candidates whose ongoing research and teaching will strengthen and complement the ECE program and the CFS department. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue active research agendas, seek external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and advise students.
The CFS department currently consists of 25 faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff who supervise and teach close to 300 undergraduate and 50 graduate students. To learn more about the CFS Department, please visit: http://cfs.utk.edu/.
The CFS undergraduate program has two tracks: Community Outreach and Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure at both the PreK-K and PreK-3 level. For more information about the CFS undergraduate program, please visit: https://cfs.utk.edu/undergraduate-programs/.
The CFS graduate program includes M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The M.S. program has two tracks: Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure at the PreK-3 level and Research and Application. To learn more about the CFS graduate programs, please visit: https://cfs.utk.edu/graduate-programs/.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in early childhood curriculum and assessment, teaching diverse learners, teacher education, and/or policy. Direct experience and/or applied work in early care and education settings is highly desirable.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Child Development, or a closely related field. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to perform at the rank being considered. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: EHS8-17/18-F55
About The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Our vision is to be nationally and internationally recognized for utilizing interdisciplinary approaches to understand and enhance the well-being of children, youth and families in diverse contexts. We collectively aspire to teaching, research and practice that are socially and scientifically significant. We strive to implement initiatives that foster community engagement, build strengths, and reflect our commitment to be inclusive.
The mission of the Department of Child and Family Studies is threefold:
Conduct research in (or relevant to) contexts such as the home, school, and communities for the purpose of generating new knowledge and informed practices related to the well-being of children, youth, and families, particularly those who are the most vulnerable and at risk for falling short of optimal outcomes;
Educate and train well-informed undergraduate-, master’s-, and doctoral-level students who are well prepared to study and/or serve predominantly at-risk children, youth, and families in the state, region, nation, and international communities; and
Provide outreach and/or consulting services to families, government and private agencies, NGOs, professional organizations, and industries in areas that relate to child and family studies.