Clinical Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Education

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
28 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2016
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

The School of Education at Boston University invites applications for the position of a full-time, non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education with a focus on preparing undergraduate and graduate students in a state approved licensure program to teach PreK - 2nd grade.

As one of the nation’s leading institutions for education and research, Boston University has a rich legacy of serving both our internal community of students, faculty, and staff as well as greater Boston and the world community.  We are seeking a faculty member who shares Boston University School of Education’s commitment to both the preparation of educators and the advancement of research and scholarship in Early Childhood Education.

The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate and will have evidence of a strong record of commitment and experience working with teachers and learners in early childhood educational settings.  The successful candidate will have an articulate program of research that is relevant to the practice of early childhood education and/or the preparation of early childhood educators. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to child development, curriculum for inquiry and play-based learning, and assessment, as well as supervise student teachers.

Responsibilities also include advising undergraduate and graduate students, establishing and maintaining relationships with practitioners, school and state officials and selecting sites for field placements.

The position begins July 1, 2017. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Skills


  • Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education or closely related field
  • Three years teaching or equivalent experience working directly with children and families
  • University teaching and supervising experience
  • Demonstrated interest in child development and early learning research and its implications for the education of young children


Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to

  • Cover letter explaining suitability for position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • Samples of scholarship
  • Samples of curriculum materials
  • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts         

Review of applications begins November 1, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Jane Lannak (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type