Instructor of Child Development, Teaching and Learning Department

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 15, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Start Date: Sep 1, 2021 Salary: commensurate with experience

About Bank Street

Bank Street College was founded over 100 years ago in the tradition of progressive education and is committed to learner-centered education based on sound developmental principles. The master's programs integrate direct experience with children, teachers, and families; exploration and examination of theory and research; and observation and reflection. Our curriculum supports the development of intellectual curiosity grounded in a social justice orientation.  


Job Description

This is a full time, 10-month faculty position for an instructor of infant, child, and adolescent development, and fieldwork advisor in the Teaching and Learning Department. Candidates must have depth of experience in the field teaching, ideally across a range of urban settings; as well as demonstrated depth of knowledge and experience with progressive pedagogies. Bank Street College is not a tenure granting institution, nor does it have traditional professorial ranks.  The position is eligible for a renewable 3-year contract pending a review period. 


We are looking for someone with expertise and scholarship in child and adolescent development and developmental variation, with particular orientation to the socio-cultural dimensions of development and developmental theory. 


In addition, the role may include supervised fieldwork advisement in the teacher certification programs, which involves:

  • Visiting advisees at their sites monthly for a ½ day and conducting meetings with site supervisor and student, as applicable
  • Convening and facilitating two one-on-one meetings with each advisee monthly
  • Leading and facilitating weekly conference group with all advisees


All full-time faculty must engage in service to the community through committee work and participation in program, department and divisional meetings; and mentor graduate students on their integrative master’s projects. 


This position is based in our Manhattan campus, but requires flexibility to teach at locations in other boroughs as well as to teach and advise online. 

Filling the position is dependent on enrollment.



  • Doctorate education, psychology, or related field preferred
  • Experience with teaching and scholarship in higher education 
  • Teacher certification preferred  
  • Five or more years of work experience with children preferred 
  • Candidates should have an orientation to examining practice and theory through multiple and intersecting lenses—e.g. critical race theory, translanguaging, or disabilities studies.