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Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education

The Department of Instruction & Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina’s College of Education invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track position in Early Childhood Education at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 16, 2017.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant, nationally recognized Early Childhood Education program committed to the ongoing examination of equity issues in early childhood education. Responsibilities include: (1) research/scholarly work, (2) grant activity, and (3) teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. Candidates will also have opportunities to initiate and sustain school-university partnerships, including teaching and conducting research at UofSC Professional Development Schools or partnership sites.

Applicants must have: (1) an earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or related field by August 2017, (2) at least two years experience teaching young children (birth to third grade), and (3) an emerging record of scholarly work. Preference will be given to candidates who (1) possess knowledge about culturally relevant pedagogies, (2) have experience working with diverse populations, particularly with children of color, English language learners, children with special needs, and children from low socioeconomic statuses, and (3) demonstrate the potential for Research I level scholarship and obtaining grants to support scholarly work.

The College of Education application process is conducted online at; please reference Requisition Number 011033 or visit this link. Application materials accepted online include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vita, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, (4) a copy of unofficial academic transcript for all degrees earned (official copies will be required of finalists) and (5) two sample publications or pieces of scholarly work. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to the following:

Dr. Gloria Boutte, Search Committee Co-Chair,
Dr. Angela Baum, Search Committee Co-Chair,


The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career families.