The Department of Educational Psychology in the UIC College of Education seeks a tenured scholar at the associate or full professor rank in early childhood education, starting in August 2024. We seek a faculty colleague whose dynamic, interdisciplinary, and innovative scholarship centers on one or more of the following areas: (a) early childhood education; (b) human development and learning; (c) early childhood teacher education; (d) early childhood education among Latine learners, families and/or communities; and (e) early childhood education in urban institutional and/or urban-community settings. We expect candidates to have a demonstrated record of or the potential for seeking extramural research funding.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties include conducting research in early childhood education in urban contexts, facilitating excellent teaching to diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations, supervising doctoral dissertations, and providing service and leadership across multiple organizational levels, including department, college, university, local and state communities, and international and national professional academic associations. Successful candidates will be expected to teach 4 courses per year and contribute to the growing Early Childhood Education Master’s Program, BA in Human Development and Learning, Early Childhood Alternative Licensure Program and the PhD in Educational Psychology. There are also opportunities for collaboration and other resources and support with colleagues across the university, such as, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and Great Cities Institute, among others.


Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in early childhood education or another related field.
  • Qualified at the tenure-track associate or full rank.
  • An established record of research and publications, appropriate to rank.
  • Experiences working in racially, ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse settings.
  • Post-secondary teaching experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated collaborative experience.
  • Demonstrated success with or strong potential to secure external funding.
  • Demonstrated experience with advising and mentoring students and junior faculty, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialized academic research and teaching related to early childhood education
  • Demonstrated ability to develop successful school and community partnerships and pursue community-engaged scholarship.
  • Demonstrated successful experience developing courses in multiple modalities.

Learn more and find application instructions at the full announcement, here.