Job Posting: Assistant/Associate Professor | Early Childhood Development and Education

Assistant/Associate Professor

Early Childhood Development and Education

The Department of Education in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles announces an opening for a tenure-track/tenured position in Early Childhood Development and Education. Candidates will be considered at the assistant/associate professor level only.

The successful candidate must have a program of research with an applied developmental perspective on early childhood education. Although the specific area of research is open, we are particularly interested in candidates who are engaged in early childhood research on one or more of the following topics:

• early child care and education settings (e.g., home-based child care, center- or school-based early education programs)

• early childhood education policy

Preference will be given to candidates who are studying young children in urban settings and in ethnic minority and/or immigrant families. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who are engaged in research that advances our understanding of how socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, immigrant status and disability impact early childhood development and learning.

The candidate will teach courses on topics related to applied child development, early childhood settings and policies and advise Masters and doctoral level students. They will also be expected to teach in one of our professional programs (e.g., the Teacher Education Program) or the undergraduate program at UCLA. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Developmental Psychology, Human Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Studies or a related field; record of research and scholarly publications consistent with the appointment level; and ability to teach and advise students at the graduate level. The successful candidate must have the promise of a strong research record beyond that achieved to date, a willingness to generate extramural funding for research, and demonstrated or likely commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and service.

TO APPLY: Apply online at Required documents include (a) cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research, (d) statement of teaching (e) an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI statement) that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (e) the contact information of three-five individuals who will write letters of recommendation (all individuals will be asked to provide letters of recommendations), and (f) sample publications (2 required, but may submit a total of 3 or more).

Sample guidance for EDI statement: search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/.

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Professor Rashmita Mistry, Search Committee Chair, at

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: Appointment to begin July 1, 2019, with teaching duties beginning September, 2019.

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website beginning September 28, 2018. The deadline for applications to be submitted is November 9, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy,