Child Development and Early Childhood Education Faculty Position

Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 14, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Erikson Institute, one of the nation’s leading graduate schools in child development, invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position, open rank (assistant, associate, or full professor). The position is a 10-month, full-time appointment, beginning Fall 2021. We seek a teacher educator and scholar with a strong foundation in child development to conduct teaching, research, and service to the profession.


We seek a faculty colleague whose scholarship recognizes the complexities of development in caregiving and educational relationships given particular cultural, social, and economic contexts and historical circumstances that shape both opportunities and challenges for children and families.  Areas of scholarship and professional practice of particular interest to build upon include dual language and bi-literacy development in early childhood; innovative and developmentally appropriate instruction in math, science, literacy, social and emotional learning (SEL), and technology; early childhood leadership, and other enhancements to early learning settings from infancy through the early grades. Strong preference includes experience in public school teaching and teacher education.


Responsibilities of tenure track faculty include teaching graduate courses (on campus and online); advising master’s and doctoral students; developing an active program of funded research with publications; taking a leadership role in program administration and development; engagement with the public at local, state, and regional levels; and contributing expertise to the Institute’s mission and initiatives in early childhood programs and policies. 


Applications are being accepted as of November 14, 2020.  The search will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants need to submit a letter of application, statement of professional goals discussing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and names of three references who can speak to their quality of teaching and scholarship. Submit all documents in 1 PDF to: Gillian McNamee, Faculty Search Committee Chair, at 


About Erikson Institute

Founded in 1966 with a strong commitment to social justice, Erikson Institute is dedicated to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential. We improve the lives of young children and families through graduate and continuing education in child development, social work, and early childhood education, as well as through community programs and policy research.


Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).


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