Assistant Professor

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Elementary Education Program
Position: Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education (Tenure Track)
Responsibilities include:
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood education and in curriculum and instruction
• Plan and supervise practicum and internship experiences
• Maintain an active research/publication record
• Pursue external funding agenda with a focus on early childhood education
• Direct student research, theses, and dissertations; advise students
• Collaborate in further development of innovative undergraduate and graduate early childhood programs
• Collaborate with local schools, school systems
• Provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and to relevant professional organizations

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Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education, or Curriculum and Instruction, or Elementary Education with specialization in Early Childhood Education
• Minimum 2 years full-time classroom teaching experience at the pre-Kindergarten- grade 3 levels
• Demonstrated ability to pursue a research agenda focusing on early childhood education
• Experience with supervising and planning clinical field experiences;
• Ability to teach courses in early childhood education and in curriculum and instruction
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple stake holders
• Ability to integrate technology into instruction including web-assisted and other alternative delivery models
• Ability to teach with a multicultural perspective
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with ESL populations
• Experience working in collaborative settings
Further information about the program and college is accessible at
Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Cynthia Sunal at
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Starting Date: August 16, 2020
• Health and Life Insurance
• TIAA - CREF available
• Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama
• Summer employment available on an as needed basis
Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Application Process: Please apply online at A letter of application, vita, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, and up to three samples of professional writing are required to complete the online application process.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit "official" transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework.

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