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How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted electronically through the University of Michigan-Flint Human Resources website  To apply, complete the online application and include a letter of application specifying qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; teaching statement; and names and contact information of at least three references. Posting inquiries may be directed to Lori Rathbun, UM-Flint Department Administrative Assistant, Review of applications will begin October 31, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The Education Department at the University of Michigan-Flint is seeking to fill a position of Assistant Professor In Education. We are looking for a creative, visionary, and energetic faculty member for our innovative programs in Early Childhood Education. Responsibilities will include: teaching (including teaching online, evenings, and potentially at off campus sites); collaborative program oversight; advising undergraduate and graduate students; development of clinical partnerships for field placements; supervising students in the field; research and publishing; potential oversight/serving on doctoral committees in education leadership; and service to the university, community, and the field.


Required Qualifications*

Requirements include (a) earned doctorate in early childhood education or related field (candidates who are ABD with a completion by September 1, 2019 are encouraged to apply); (b) experience working with children birth to age eight and families in early childhood/care or classroom settings; (c) established or emerging research agenda in the field of early childhood; (d) knowledge of and training in theories in the field of early childhood; (e) knowledge of state and national trends and issues pertinent to early childhood education; (f) ability to create, foster, and sustain early childhood (birth through age eight) field placements; (g) demonstrated experience supervising pre-service or in-service teachers.  Candidates with (1) university-level teaching experience in early childhood or a related field; (2) experience in curricular and program development for higher education (e.g. early childhood programs of study); (3) birth through grade 3 teaching experience; (4) educational certification and/or licensure valid in the United States; (5) expertise in early childhood administration, policy and leadership; and (6) expertise in other early childhood content or curricular areas relevant to the field are preferred.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.