The College of Education at the University of Washington is seeking an innovative early learning educator to teach in our Early Learning Programs -- Early Childhood and Family Studies (on campus) and Early Care and Education (online). These programs prepare undergraduates for a variety of careers in areas that benefit children (Birth - 8), families, and communities including teaching in early learning environments, conducting research, and working in state agencies. The Early Learning Programs, Assistant Teaching Professor will team with faculty, staff, and community partners in ongoing program development and instruction using a deep knowledge of the subject area of early learning and families and will demonstrate a commitment to the values set forth in the NAEYC's Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education Position Statement. The successful candidate will join with faculty in the College who share a strong commitment to justice in education and society and building partnerships with Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) in addressing issues of linguicism, anti-Black racism, anti-Indigeneity, queer justice and ableism. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, expertise in early elementary math and science instruction (P-3); experience working with multilingual communities and families; and experience coaching and supervising early educators.
This position will carry the non-tenure rank of Assistant Teaching Professor and is a three-year, 9-month position at 100% FTE with two paid months of summer available based on curricular need. Renewal of this appointment will be considered in the second year of the appointment.
Primary responsibilities include:
Serve as a member of the ECFS and ECE program development teams striving to make meaningful connections between university and field experiences to promote the College of Education's mission of bettering the lives of young children and their families.
Develop and teach campus and online foundational, including methods courses in the area of early learning.
Collaborate with the Experiential Learning Coordinator to cultivate partnerships with university or community organizations to link theory with practice and build shared capacity to do justice and equity work together.
Participate in the ongoing evaluation of anti-racist and decolonizing practices of the ECFS and ECE programs and the link between classroom and applied opportunities to practice content.
Work with the ECFS and ECE advisers and analytics specialists to provide candidate support structures and processes for monitoring student progress through the program that support the College's efforts to diversify the early childhood educator workforce.
Participate in undergraduate events to promote the mission of the college and the Undergraduate programs.
The UW College of Education, the nation's No. 6-ranked public school of education, dedicates its resources to making excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. Members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with more than 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nation--schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. Our College's mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse and minoritized communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington is committed to building a vibrant environment for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Our growing infrastructure includes the Department of American Indian Studies; the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute; the Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility opened in 2015; the Burke Museum's Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Indian Art; and the newly developing Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.
All candidates must have an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in education or related field, by the date of appointment, with a strong emphasis on early childhood education, family studies, child development or a related field preferred. Successful candidates will have a minimum of two years of early elementary or preschool teaching experience, preferably in settings serving racially, socioeconomically, and culturally diverse communities.
Applications should include
A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience
The names and contact information of 3 individuals who can serve as references (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists)
A one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Applicants are encouraged to describe in their cover letter and demonstrate throughout their materials how their scholarship, teaching, service, and/or mentoring contribute to antiracism, decolonization, or social justice.
Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/81050. The committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. This position is expected to commence September 16, 2021 or as negotiated with the successful candidate. Please send queries about this position to Dr. Lynn Dietrich, Director of Undergraduate Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.