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Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 15, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Learning and Instruction
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Childhood/Youth Education
    Education - General
The Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, SUNY invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in Early Childhood Education, in the Department of Learning and Instruction. The Department and the School are committed to an intellectually diverse and inclusive working and learning environment. We are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and excellence.

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program at UB has a long history of research excellence, and strong commitment to teaching and community engagement. Its Fisher-Price endowed Early Childhood Research Center ( provides rich research potential and community engagement opportunities. Throughout our degree programs: 1) Ed.M Early Childhood/Childhood Education, 2) Ed.D Social Contexts of Learning, and 3) Ph.D. Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning, we foster the next generation of teachers, leaders, and researchers who are committed to addressing access, equity, diversity and inclusion in early childhood.

Successful candidates must have an active research program in early childhood development and education, and potential for/demonstrated track record of publishing and securing external research funding. We are interested in scholars who center their research on understanding and ameliorating inequity in ECE and focus on the creation, measurement, and dissemination of research-based strategies to promote early learning and development. Research should emphasize one or more contexts including childcare, preschool, primary grades, family, and community. Sample areas of interest may include equity in access to early learning, the design and delivery of learning experiences, and the intersection of early learning and socialemotional wellbeing.

We welcome candidates with strong backgrounds in quantitative methodologies who employ a range of methods including, but not limited to, observational, experimental, design-based research, and mixed-methods.

Responsibilities Include:
• Maintaining an active research agenda commensurate with Research 1tenure track faculty appointments
• Seeking external grant funding
• Teaching two courses per semester at the graduate level in both the Masters and PhD programs
• Teaching and advising Ed.M and Ph.D. students
• Contributing to the intellectual community of the department

Appointments are for a ten-month academic year beginning in the Fall 2024. For full consideration, please submit your materials by October 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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