The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences is seeking a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year to continue to build a nationally-recognized program in early childhood education.  Being mindful of state and national trends, the successful candidate for the Maryfrances Shreeve Chair in Teaching Excellence will provide clear guidance to the unit in ensuring that the education programming, designed to prepare graduates who will become early childhood teachers and leaders, blends with the competencies evident in master teachers concurrently engaged in the best-practices of the profession.   The successful candidate will also shape the strategic direction of early childhood education in the department, state, and nation through disseminating research, giving presentations, and participating in high-impact activities of state and national importance, using her/his prominence to influence policies and practices in the profession both externally and internally.  Situated in the recreational center of Western Montana, the Teaching and Learning Department has a vibrant faculty, a state-of-the-art early childhood lab facility, and a close connection with our students and the early childhood community. Missoula is home to a wide range of renowned writers, artists, musicians, and outdoor enthusiasts, in addition to being a wonderful place to raise a family. We encourage applications from and nominations of women, Native Americans, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans, and other individuals from groups historically underrepresented in the early childhood profession.


  • Earned doctorate in early childhood or a field closely related to early childhood
  • Eligible for rank of full professor or able to attain the rank of full professor within two years of hire
  • National recognition as a scholar in early childhood with an active research agenda
  • Record of outstanding professional service at the state and national level
  • Demonstrated commitment to provide knowledge to educators in the field via specialized trainings and outreach
  • Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate/graduate early childhood face-to-face and online teaching
  • Ability to design assessments to meet state and national standards including CAEP
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and sustain collegial and collaborative relationships with faculty, students, staff, and early childhood stakeholders
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A minimum of three years of PreK-3rd grade teaching experience or a combination of three years of teaching and administration
  • Ability to obtain external funding

Those interested may learn more at the full post, here.