[Edling] Job: Early Childhood Development and Education at University at Buffalo

Kearney, Erin ekearney at buffalo.edu
Wed Dec 17 02:05:39 UTC 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Please see information below on an opening for an Associate/Full (or Advanced Assistant) in Early Childhood Development and Education at the University at Buffalo.  The area of research is open (e.g. STEM, literacy, second language, etc.) as long as the candidate matches the criteria outlined.

Position Title: Associate/Full Professor of Early Childhood Development and Education
Starting Date: Appointment to begin August 15, 2015
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Summary

The Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York seeks a scholar in Early
Childhood Development and Education for a tenure-track position. Candidates will be considered at the Associate/Full professor level. Assistant Professors at advanced stage are
welcome to apply as well.

The Early Childhood Education Program at UB has a long history of research excellence, and strong commitment to teaching and community engagement. It has been a growing area of teacher education. Its Fisher-Price endowed Early Childhood Research Center (ECRC)
(http://ecrc.buffalo.edu/) provides rich research potential and opportunities.

The successful candidate must have an active research program in early childhood development and education, and a strong track record of publishing and securing external research funding. Although the specific area of research is open (e.g., Literacy, STEM, second language), we are particularly interested in candidates who are engaged in developmental research on one or more of the following topics:
the intersection between mind, brain, behavior, and learning
young children in urban settings, ethnic minority and/or immigrant families, or families affected by disabilities
social-emotional, behavioral, or cognitive development in early childhood
early learning environments, both in the home and in child care settings
early childhood education policy, intervention, or effectiveness research
school readiness and the transition to elementary school

Preference will be given to candidates:
whose research program can be integrated into our new multidisciplinary doctoral program: Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning (CISL) (http://gse.buffalo.edu/programs/cisl)
who have experience and expertise directing centers like the ECRC at UB (http://ecrc.buffalo.edu/) or early childhood/childhood teacher education programs.

We welcome candidates from a range of methodological traditions, particularly those with a strong background in quantitative methods, and employing a range of methodologies including, but not limited to, observational, experimental, design-based research, and mixed-methods approaches.

The candidate will teach courses on topics related to applied child development and research, and advice Masters and doctoral students. He or she will also be expected to teach in our teacher education program. 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 Early Childhood Education, Developmental Psychology, Human Development, 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 a strong research record, a willingness to continue generating external funding, and a strong commitment to teaching, community engagement, and professional service.

To Apply: http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57418
Application materials must include (1) a cover letter describing your research and teaching interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three sample publications, and (4) contact of at least three references.

For More Info: Contact Professor X. Christine Wang (wangxc at buffalo.edu)

Deadline: All applications submitted by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration. However, screening of applications will continue until position is filled.

Erin Kearney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Learning and Instruction
Graduate School of Education
554 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

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