Early Childhood Education Faculty (Open Rank, Multiple Positions)

George Mason University   Fairfax, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 24, 2023
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Early Childhood Education Faculty (Open Rank, Multiple Positions)


The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development (www.cehd.gmu.edu) is seeking to add two full-time faculty colleagues (open rank, one term and one tenure-line position) in an inclusive Early Childhood Education (ECE) undergraduate and graduate program. Candidates are sought with expertise in early childhood education curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including, but not limited to, expertise in language and literacy, mathematics, science, and/or social studies pedagogical practices. The program is focused on preparing educators to work with young children with varying abilities, birth through third grade, and families with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The faculty prepares educators to work in a variety of ECE contexts, including community- and school-based programs. The program offers concentrations leading to Virginia licensure in Early/Primary Education Prekindergarten–Third Grade and Early Childhood Special Education Birth–Age 5 (ECSE). The program also offers a PhD in Education specialization in ECE/ECSE.


George Mason University (www.gmu.edu) is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. The university has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.



Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate students in in-person and virtual delivery formats; advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; and providing service to the program, college, university, and professional organizations. Tenure-line faculty responsibilities also include conducting and disseminating research.


Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in early childhood education, early childhood special education, elementary education, or a closely related field. Required qualifications also include a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, teamwork, and collaborative decision-making. The term position requires at least five years of direct teaching experience with children with varied abilities, birth through third grade, and experience with families with diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The tenure-line position requires demonstrated research and external funding productivity or strong potential for such accomplishments.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include experience teaching in-person and virtual undergraduate and/or graduate courses. Preferred qualifications for the tenure-line position include at least three years of working with diverse children, birth through third grade, and their families.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number  F7734z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.