The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education (EDSCE) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure eligible, special title series assistant professor position in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education. This special title series faculty member will provide expertise in assessment, instruction, and teaming for families and young children receiving early intervention, early childhood special education, early childhood education, and related services. The special title series assistant professor will also contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion within the EDSCE department through their scholarship and collegiality.
The appointment is a nine-month appointment, effective August 16, 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Responsibilities include the following: Teach three courses each semester (fall and spring); supervise student teachers; supervise practicum students in community-based placements; serve on masters and doctoral committees; in collaboration with colleagues seek extramural funding to support personnel preparation and development activities; coordinate the in-development Option 9 and Option 6 routes to IECE certification in the state of Kentucky; support state and community early childhood partnerships with agencies in Kentucky and nationwide; provide service to the department, college, university, and profession.
Qualifications include an earned doctorate in early childhood education, early childhood special education, special education, or a related field prior to start date; experience as an educator serving young children with or at-risk for disabilities; a commitment to teacher preparation; effective collaboration with community partners in education; evidence of or intent to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion principles across teaching and supervision.
Preferred experiences include college/university teaching, supervision experience, grant writing, training commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belongingness principles, and experience with distance learning technologies.
To be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site. Interested applicants should include:
- a letter of application detailing qualifications (upload under Cover Letter),
- current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita),
- a teaching statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion within early childhood education (upload under Specific Request 1),
- one sample of professional writing (upload under Specific Request 2),
- evaluations of any college teaching (upload under Specific Request 3), and
- names and contact information for three current references familiar with the applicant’s work (when prompted in the application).
The Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is committed to diversity and inclusion, mutual respect and human dignity, and a sense of community. We strongly encourage submission of applications for this Interdisciplinary Early Childhood position from members of historically excluded groups, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expressions, ideas and perspectives, religious and cultural beliefs, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ability, and socioeconomic status.
Questions regarding the position or application materials may be directed to Dr. Collin Shepley, Search Committee Chair, phone 859-257-2609, email@example.com
Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.