Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education - Department of Interdisciplinary and

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 4, 2022

Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education

Early Childhood Education Program

A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, affordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The College of Education, as the oldest college at Rowan University, has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The College of Education is fully accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and initial certification programs are approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The Department of Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education offers a variety of opportunities for caring and dedicated undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students to pursue initial certification as inclusive education, early childhood or elementary education teachers as well as an endorsement in Teacher of Students with Disabilities (special education). In addition, the department offers graduate programs that provide advanced study in curriculum and teaching, including the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership and the M.A. in Special Education programs. The Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant program is also offered for students interested in pursuing post-master’s educational diagnostician certification. The department is committed to fostering student growth as instructional leaders who have a developmental perspective, cooperative disposition, and reflective orientation and are committed to the principles of access, success, and equity for all learners.


The College of Education is searching for a highly qualified assistant/associate professor with a strong background in early childhood education (STEM or ECED leadership research focus is preferred) to engage in collaborative equity-based research with faculty and initiate and support research projects for external funding. The candidate will teach early childhood education methods courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Education, Early Childhood and graduate courses in current graduate certificate and future Master’s programs. The successful candidate will participate in service initiatives, particularly program redevelopment and initiatives catered to a growing and diverse region. The successful candidate will have a research agenda and teaching philosophy that are guided by equity and social justice, and a commitment to diversity, cultural responsiveness, and constructivism. This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant or associate level. Candidates at the associate level must meet Rowan University's requirements for research, teaching, and service. For candidates at the advanced assistant or associate level, a strong record of scholarship and evidence of emerging leadership are expected.

Required Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in early childhood education from an accredited institution of higher education at the time of application;

  • Understanding of child development, the field of early childhood education, including standards, professional organizations, issues, and trends;

  • Meets state licensure requirements for early childhood education (P-3) and a minimum of 3 years of successful teaching experience in diverse early childhood (Birth to 8) settings;

  • A record of competency in higher education teaching, research, and service, including a strong scholarly orientation, evidence of early/ongoing productivity and‌ interest in securing external funding to support scholarship;

  • Commitment to educational equity and social justice and experience working in diverse settings; to culturally responsive and differentiated instruction, as well as collaboration, collegiality, and respect for all people

  • Understanding of various education systems such as public and private early childhood education centers, as well as public 0-5 and P-3 programs

  • Successful communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills;

  • Commitment to working with multiple stakeholders, Birth-12 schools, community partners, and underrepresented groups of children/families; and

  • A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education that includes promoting change in education through a lens of social justice.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • A strong content area research interest such as STEM, Leadership in Early Childhood Education and others

  • Strong understanding and experience with rigorous and high quality early childhood curriculum and approaches, such as Reggio Emilia, Project Approach, and Bank Street

  • Experience with higher education teaching in multiple formats, including in-person, online, and hybrid, and supervision of teacher candidates;

  • Experience with program coordination or leadership or a willingness to lead at the program level;

  • Advocacy related to access, success, and equity issues in education;

  • Familiarity with program recognition and the accreditation standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and

  • Experience with multiple forms of assessment and the evaluation of practitioners, particularly Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching and edTPA.

Starting Date: September 1, 2023

Salary: Competitive

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions to Dr. Zeynep Ercan, Search Committee Chair at

Submit contents of application (pdf documents preferred)
  • Application cover letter addressing experiences related to higher education teaching, scholarship, and service,

  • A statement teaching philosophy (300-400 words),

  • Curriculum vitae,

  • Copies of all graduate transcripts (unofficial for application), and

  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references (include name, title, institution/organization, email, and phone number)

Application must include each of these documents at the time of submission.

Rowan University values diversity, and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Advertised: Oct 4 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

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