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Early Childhood, Assistant/Associate Professor
University of Saint Joseph

  • Oct. 12, 2017
  • Early Childhood, Assistant/Associate Professor
  • School of Education
  • University of Saint Joseph
    West Hartford, CT
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • August 2018
  • Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Childhood/Youth Education
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The Department of Education at the University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Associate/Assistant Professor in Early Childhood. The position will begin Fall Semester 2018.

About the University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.

Position Description

The person in this position will serve as a faculty in the Early Childhood/Special Education licensure program and in the Education Department as needed to fulfill the mission of the Department of Education is to prepare highly effective practitioners whose work is grounded in current research, theory, evidence-based practices and teaching in multi-lingual and multicultural environments.

S/he should have expertise in early childhood education and appropriate special education content. The position requires a 12/12 workload with the expectation of teaching, research and service. Collaborating with school districts to support school partnerships, supervise candidates’ interactions with students, and be responsive to the diversity of Connecticut’s children, is foundational to our program.

Required Skills/Qualifications

Required Qualifications include an earned doctorate or ABD in Early Childhood Education or related field, experience in teaching in PK-6 classrooms and teaching undergraduate and/or graduate students. Candidates should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse number of students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications include an earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or related field, knowledge and experience working with edTPA, a strong commitment to teaching for social justice, and collaboration with schools. Teaching experience in higher education and/or professional development of childhood educators or other adult learners specific to Early Childhood/Special Education, literacy, and language arts education is also preferred.

The Department of Education is interested in recruiting candidates with established lines of research and a strong commitment to social justice. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure
Interested candidates should submit:

  • Letter of interest addressing all qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and research interests (two pages maximum)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers
  • ABD candidates, include a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion

Completed applications can be sent to (preferred); hard copies may be mailed to Human Resources Department, University of Saint Joseph, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117. Please specify title and department to which you are applying in the subject line (email) or Attn: line (postal mail). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please visit our website to read more about our mission statement and learn more about our department and program.

  • The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources Department

    University of Saint Joseph
    1678 Asylum Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06117


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