From the Department of Education at the University of California Irvine:

“The Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in the area of early childhood education, development, and/or policy.  Successful candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.  Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor levels.

We invite applicants from a broad range of disciplines with research interests in early childhood that have implications for education.  Scholars whose work bridges disciplinary boundaries are particularly encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate is expected to contribute to our graduate and undergraduate programs, and particularly to our Ph.D. in Education program, which offers specializations in Learning, Cognition and Development; Educational Policy and Social Context; and Language, Literacy, and Technology.  We are a dynamic and fast growing department that plans to soon transition into a School of Education.  A more complete description of the Department of Education can be found at

Applications should be submitted online at and must include a cover letter indicating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and one or more relevant publications/papers.  Letters of recommendations will be requested at a later date from referees of semi-finalists for the position; however, if applicants wish to have three letters of recommendation submitted through the online system together with their applications they may optionally do so.  Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Deborah Lowe Vandell, Chair of the Search Committee, or Cheryl Craft, Academic Personnel Manager at”