The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites
applications for an early childhood education (birth-8), tenure-track faculty position at the
Assistant or Associate Professor level in our teacher licensure program. The position will begin in
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in early childhood curriculum and
assessment, teaching diverse learners, teacher education, and/or policy. Direct experience and/or
applied work in early care and education settings is highly desirable.
The department supports an ecological and interdisciplinary perspective on early education and
seeks candidates whose ongoing research and teaching will strengthen and complement the ECE
program and the CFS department. Successful candidates will be expected to pursue active research
agendas, seek external funding, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and advise students.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood
Special Education, Child Development, or a closely related field. Candidates must be able to
demonstrate their ability to perform at the rank being considered. The Knoxville campus of the
University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful
ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Review of applications will begin on October 26th and continue until the position is filled. Applicants
should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, up to two publications, and contact
information for three references to: Hillary Fouts, Search Committee Chair, c/o firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please include "CFSECE Search."
Electronic submissions of applications are preferred; paper applications may be sent to Dr. Hillary
Fouts, Search Committee Chair, Department of Child and Family Studies, 115 JHB, The University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-1912; (865) 974-5316. Please use the following reference number
on the application: EHS8-17/18-F55.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without
regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee
are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement
is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the
Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on
the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to
employment by the University.
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section
504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or
veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue,
Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for
accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and
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Dr. Hillary Fouts, Search Committee Chair The Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) The University of Tennessee, Knoxville 1215 W. Cumberland Ave. Jessie W. Harris Building, Room 115