The Department of Education and Child Study at Smith College invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2021. Both positions are in Teacher Education: the first one with an emphasis in Learning Sciences/ Educational Psychology and the second in Literacy Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education. Qualifications for both positions include an ABD or doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed. D) in Education or in a related field, a strong commitment to teaching, and evidence of, or potential for, scholarly productivity. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Teacher Education are encouraged to apply.

Faculty at Smith teach four courses per year. For the Learning Sciences/ Educational Psychology position, the teaching responsibilities will include three courses in Learning Sciences/Educational Psychology with at least one course focusing on STEM education. Responsibilities for the Literacy Education with an emphasis in Elementary Education position will include teaching three classes in literacy and methods of teaching. For both positions, other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate’s field of specialization.

The Department of Education and Child Study is home to teacher education and licensure programs for undergraduate and graduate students. The faculty members in both positions will be expected to work closely with these programs. They will also have excellent opportunities to collaborate with the Smith College Campus Laboratory School (K-6), the Smith College Center for Early Childhood Education, the Smith College Museum of Art, and other Centers, departments, and resources on campus.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here: smith/provost/faculty-development. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Education and Child Study may be found at

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement, a teaching statement, a research statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists will be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2020.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.