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Assistant Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
York University

Date Posted Aug. 24, 2018
Title Assistant Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
University York University
Department Faculty of Education
Application Deadline Oct. 15, 2018
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Toronto, ON
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Teacher Education
    Human Development
    Elementary Education
    Childhood/Youth Education
    Art Education
    Education - General

The Faculty of Education is one of the leading faculties of education in Canada. Through our research, scholarship and innovative programs we enact our mission of reinventing education for a diverse, complex world.

The Faculty of Education invites applications for a full-time tenure-track teaching-focused (alternate stream) position in Early Childhood Education at the rank of Assistant Lecturer. Aligned with the priorities of Faculty of Education’s Strategic Plan (, the successful applicant for this position will be expected to teach specific courses in and provide leadership to, the Bachelor of Education in the early years area and more broadly, and to teach courses in the Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Education. The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive and innovative teacher education and will bring a theoretical and practical orientation to the study of teaching and learning in early childhood education. Supervision of graduate students may be available for qualified candidates. The projected start date for this position is July 1, 2019. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A doctorate in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and experience in teacher education in the area of early childhood education are required for the position. The successful candidate must be able to provide documented evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and demonstrate commitment to pedagogy with the potential for programmatic leadership. Pedagogical innovation in one or more high priority areas such as early years education policy; child development; mathematics, literacy, and/or the arts in primary education; family literacy; and play is required. Teaching experience in K to 12 schools (or equivalent), and a record of publishing in professional journals, speaking at professional conferences, and offering workshops are highly desirable.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier that contains evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching (including sample course outlines, student ratings, teaching reviews, workshop programs, conference papers, and publications) and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Dr. Lyndon Martin, Dean, by e-mail to with the subject line "Early Childhood Education" or to 242 Winters College, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3. Electronic applications should contain all materials in one message in PDF format.

  • All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

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