Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5300 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital.
We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, university and community service. ECSU is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives.
Position: Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, Associate or Full Professor rank
Position Description: The Education department and the Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University seek a dynamic early childhood researcher and teacher educator to serve as the next Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education. Qualified applicants must hold a doctoral degree related to Early Childhood Education, have an established research agenda with strong scholarship and a demonstrated passion for teaching early childhood education. The position involves teaching early childhood education courses, conducting active research at the Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE), collaborating with CECE staff and administrators, and mentoring undergraduate student researchers. Successful applicants will also provide professional development for the Child and Family Development Resource Center, a lab school on campus serving children from 18 months to 5 years from ethnically and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.
The position includes access to state-of-the art video recording equipment that can be used for research purposes; an annual budget for travel, research supplies, and undergraduate student research assistants; involvement in a prestigious center whose educational videos are being used for teacher education and professional development all over the world (see www.easternct.edu/cece); and the collaboration and support of the CECE director and staff on grant proposals, budget development and management, research assistant oversight, and research coordination.
Qualifications: The successful applicant must have an earned doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education or related fields. Applicants with expertise in social-emotional development, play, and/or diverse families and communities preferred. Experience teaching in early childhood classrooms and higher education is required. Successful applicants must have an established research agenda and demonstrate successful engagement in scholarship and creative activities. Applicants must also have a successful record of pursuing external grants and funding sources. Successful applicant will serve as a faculty member in the Education department and participate in their committees and accreditation efforts. Successful candidates must also demonstrate commitment to post-secondary teaching, mentoring student research, advising students, and departmental and institutional service. Tenure and rank is negotiable at time of hire.
To apply, please complete the electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.
Online application form: http://34.selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=l4LIl8m6
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