Tenure Track Assistant Professor or Special Instructor, Early Childhood Education
Location: Rochester, Michigan
Internal Number: 29416
Job Description Summary:
The Early Childhood Education area in the Department of Human Development and Child Studies (HDCS) at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Special Instructor leading to job security, to begin in August 2024.
Responsibilities include teaching, mentoring, and supervising undergraduate and graduate students; advising Ph.D. research; conducting scholarships in child development, early childhood education, or related field; provide service to the department, school, and university, as well as contribute to Oakland University's mission for community partnerships and engagement. We seek a colleague who is a team player, with a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2024. For full consideration, please submit your completed application with the following required materials by December 15, 2023. The position will be open until filled.
An earned research doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Human Development, Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, or a related field by the time of appointment;
Evidence of successful teaching in child development related course(s) at undergraduate and/or graduate level;
Good command of educational technology; experience with online asynchronous and hybrid teaching;
Evidence of scholarship that compliments the research interests of current faculty;
Experience working with children ages 0-8 in a classroom setting, early intervention or home visiting;
Passion for mentoring preservice and inservice teachers, as well as supervising Ph.D.-level research.
Demonstrated ability to incorporate diversity, educational equity, inclusion, and anti-racist pedagogy into their scholarship, teaching, and service;
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Two+ years of experience teaching in Infant/Toddler, Pre-Kindergarten, or K-3 classrooms, including inclusive Early Intervention & Early Childhood Special Education programs.
Preferred Qualification for Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Evidence of active and ongoing scholarly activities (peer-reviewed publications and local, national or international research conference presentations in the past five (5) years)
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Representative publication(s) (up to 3)
Name of three (3) references. Contact information for references will be requested in the online application, and a link will be provided through which those writing recommendations can submit letters.
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.