The University of Tennessee, Knoxville — Assistant or Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies, Early Childhood Education

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 August, 2019.

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.

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.

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 and experience.

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 In the subject line of the email, please include “CFS ECE 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

Please use the following reference number on the application: EHS8-17/18-F55.