National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators

Working Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education
PVL# 99821


Degree and area of specialization:
An earned doctoral degree in early childhood education (or a closely related area) expected by start date.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • An active record of scholarship and productivity commensurate with experience.
  • Strong potential for seeking and attracting external funding.
  • Excellent methodological skills across multiple methods.
  • Experience teaching at the early childhood level with diverse populations is desirable.


Position Summary:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of Early Childhood Education. We are interested in candidates whose research focuses on equity in early childhood education, including work that examines early childhood pedagogy, teacher education, and the lived experiences of children, families and teachers. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching experience with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is dedicated to a program of excellence and leadership in Early Childhood Education and is home to scholars across campus interested in young children, families, teachers and communities. Research is integrated with teaching, curriculum development and service, particularly as it relates to programming for the teacher education program. The successful applicant will join the newly formed Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (CRECE – https://crece.wceruw.), where researchers address issues of equitable opportunities for families and children birth-age 8, teacher education and professional development, curriculum, policy and pedagogy.


Principal duties:

  • Engage in an productive program of research and publication
  • Teach undergraduate teacher education and graduate courses in early childhood education and other areas of interest
  • Participate in the teacher education program through instruction and working with TAs in the program;
  • Advise graduate students and mentor them through research apprenticeship;
  • Participate in shared governance and provide leadership and service at the national, state, and local levels.


The Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class gender, sexuality, ability and nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds.


Additional Information:
The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications should include the following uploaded documents: a) Letter of application and current  Curriculum Vitae; b) two (2) samples of scholarly writing; c) for recent doctoral students, a sample
of the doctoral dissertation and a PhD transcript.

Applicants should also fill out the form included in the application with the names and contact information of three (3) references. Letters will be solicited for finalists

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Employee class: Faculty

Department(s): EDUC/CURRIC & INSTR

Full time salary rate: Minimum $80,000 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications

Appointment percent: 100%

Anticipated begin date: August 17, 2020

Number of positions: 1

Department Contact:
Beth Graue
1025 W Johnson St
697 Educational Sciences Madison, WI 53706-1706

Phone: 608-263-2736
Phone TTY: 608-263-2473
Fax: N/A


Applications should be completed and submitted online at

To ensure consideration, application must be received by: October 15, 2019

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Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

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