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Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Preschool – 5th grade
The Ohio State University

Date Posted Apr. 6, 2022
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Preschool – 5th grade
University The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, United States
Department The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Assistant/Associate Professor in Early Childhood Preschool – 5th grade

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH


The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenured position in early childhood/elementary education at the Assistant or Associate level at its Columbus campus. The successful candidate joins a vibrant, innovative, and collaborative faculty who are teaching preservice/in-service teachers and doctoral students while conducting research and working to strengthen relationships among communities, schools and families as they address strengths and challenges of children from all cultural, racial, linguistic, socio-economic backgrounds and of varied abilities. We encourage applicants who can make significant contributions, initiate new ways of thinking, and introduce more diverse viewpoints.


The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state is comprised of 5 leading ethnic groups: White (Non-Hispanic), African American (Non-Hispanic), Asian (Non-Hispanic,) & White (Latinx)The most common languages spoken other than English are Spanish, Amharic, Somali, or other African-Asiatic languages and Chinese speakers ( This position will begin in August of 2022.



At the time of appointment, the successful candidate should have a doctorate in early childhood education/elementary education, childhood education, or a closely related field and background of at least 3-6 years of experience and expertise in preschool and elementary education (i.e., primary P-5 licensure).  Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience with a range of diverse curricular and arts-based approaches such as Reggio Emilia, play-based, emergent curriculum, multimodal / new media literacies, and digital technologies.


The successful candidate is expected to have outstanding research abilities, teaching strengths, abilities to advise and mentor students, a commitment to family, service, community, and school engagement, as well as interdisciplinary publicly engaged scholarship. The candidate will also play an integral role in furthering the development of the P-5 licensure program and conducting a productive research agenda with either evidence of successful grant funding for their scholarship or potential for grant funding and collaborations, commensurate with expected rank. It is preferred that candidates have a research focus, expertise, and commitment to diversity in the early childhood and elementary school education of children from African American, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian / Pacific Islander, immigrant and other urban/rural diverse socio-economic communities.


The candidate is expected to conduct an active teaching, service, and scholarship program that integrates sociocultural, multilingual, antiracist and critical theories and practices that aligns with the vision of the Department of Teaching and Learning: “We envision teaching and learning contexts that are critical and humanizing, inclusive, equitable and sustainable, and that disrupt and decolonize systems of oppression, where we all are committed to equity, anti-racism, and racial and linguistic justice”.  Additionally, the candidate's commitments should align with the College of Education and Human Ecology's Core values of excellence, justice, diversity, innovation, and internationalization.


The teaching load of the candidate will include undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood pedagogy, family engagement, inclusive education, and other discipline areas according to the candidate’s expertise such as social studies, science, language development, and/or emergent bilingualism.


Application Instructions:  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and your teaching philosophy to; and three letters of recommendation via the online OSU Workday system at the following weblink referencing Job Requisition R38832


For questions regarding the position please contact:

Dr. Laurie Katz

Search Committee Chair

Department of Teaching and Learning


The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity, and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The University embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status—defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status—is prohibited.


The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The Department is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty, staff, and students. The Ohio State University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

  • The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.

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