National Association of Early Childhood Educators

Assistant Professor of Education, Early Childhood/Elementary Education

 Penn State Harrisburg, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Education-Early Childhood Education to begin August 2017. An earned doctorate in early childhood education or curriculum and instruction with an early childhood focus and PK-4 teaching experience are required. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarship with potential for external funding; excellence in teaching; and knowledge of current policies and practices associated with teaching young children. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated expertise in early science instruction. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, participate in academic advising, engage in scholarly service, and supervise candidates in field experiences. The position offers opportunities for involvement with the Capital Area Early Childhood Training Institute, the Capital Area Institute for Mathematics and Science, and engagement in STEM- related activities. Penn State Harrisburg has an enrollment of 5,045 students and is located in Middletown, PA. The College is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. We provide NCATE-accredited teacher education programs in elementary education with early childhood and middle-level options; offer a post-baccalaureate program in PK-12 special education; and the M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum (with an option in early childhood) and in Literacy Education. To learn more about the College and the School, visit and Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching and research interests, and samples of recently published work to Additionally, three confidential written letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Jane Keat: Associate Professor of Education-Early Childhood Education Search Committee #69458, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, W331 Olmsted, Middletown, PA 17057 or e-mail to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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