University of South Carolina Upstate — Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education


The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.

The School of Education, Human Performance and Health seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education to prepare future teachers in obtaining certification in early childhood education (PK – 3rd grade), in addition to advisement and field-based supervisory responsibilities. The successful candidate will join a team of teachers and researchers working collaboratively to recruit and retain high quality early childhood teacher candidates as well as support local PK – 3rd grade in-service teachers. Candidates should have a commitment to working collegially with faculty and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Candidates interested in addressing barriers to schooling and equitable outcomes for all students are encouraged to apply.

Minimum qualifications: An earned doctorate in early childhood education or closely related field is required;ABDcandidates with a planned completion date by August 15, 2022, are encouraged to apply. A minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience in PK – 3rd Grade classroom is required. A demonstrated interest in teaching at the undergraduate level and a defined research agenda with presentations and/or publications related to early childhood education are required. A successful background check is required. To be considered at therank of Associate Professor, applicants must: a) currently hold the rank of Associate Professor at an accredited institution of higher education, b) have a record of highly effective teaching, c) have a well-established research agenda, and d) have evidence of continuous service.

Preferred Qualifications: At least one year of experience teaching at the undergraduate level and working with pre-service teachers, as well as significant professional engagement with early childhood faculty in public schools is preferred. A record of the ability to identify and practice assessment measures for evaluating program outcomes, as well as teachers' impact on student learning in early childhood school environment, is preferred.

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Contact: Dr. Walter Lee, Education Department
University of South Carolina Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5552

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