Assistant Professor (Early Childhood Education)

The Institute for Teacher Education (ITE) in the College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hawaii, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Institute for Teacher Education (ITE) in the College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position beginning August 15, 2022. Position Number: 0085200.

Continuous - application review begins December 1, 2021
Salary Information: Minimum of $64,896, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Other Conditions: General or Special funds, contingent upon position clearance, department needs, and fund availability. Selectees are required to complete the COE New Faculty orientation in the first year, Title IX training, and pass a criminal background check. Position will work in partnership with the Department of Curriculum Studies.

Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                                        

  • Demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at the university level;
  • Maintain an active program of research and publications;
  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate early childhood education courses via on campus and/or a variety of distance delivery modes;
  • Coordinate student cohorts;
  • Advise students in the early childhood education program.
  • Supervise students' field activities in field-based teacher preparation program;
  • Provide service to the College, University, public and private schools and early learning programs, and the broader professional community;
  • Participate in collaborative relationships with partnership early learning programs and schools;
  • Actively participate in accreditation and program review activities and ongoing improvement of the Early Childhood Education program;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. An earned doctorate prior to start date in education from an accredited institution with a specialization in early childhood education, child development family studies or related, as evidenced on transcripts;
  2. Minimum of two years infants through third grade teaching experience as the lead teacher;
  3. Commitment to working with diverse students and colleagues in field-based teacher education;
  4. Well-defined research agenda in the area of advancing equity in early childhood education.
  5. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated.


Desirable Qualifications

  1. Scholarly publications related to early childhood education;
  2. Experience working with Native Hawaiian populations;
  3. Experience in teaching multilingual learners and/or children with special needs;
  4. At least five years teaching infants through third grade teaching experience as the lead teacher preferred;
  5. Experience in and knowledge of place-based/project-based curriculum strategies/ activities;
  6. Successful experience teaching post-secondary early childhood education, child development and family studies courses, as evidenced in student course evaluations or other documentation;
  7. Experience with teaching or learning through distance learning/online courses;
  8. Experience supervising teachers in field-based and standards-based teacher preparation programs;
  9. Experience with school/university partnerships.

To Apply: Visit and search for Position Number 0085200. Application must include a cover letter clearly indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names and contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 5 professional references, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected scholarly publications, transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire).

Alethea Kuʻulei Serna; 808-956-4412; kserna@hawaii.eduTheresa Lock,

EEO/AA, Clery Act, ADA: The University of Hawai'i is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.  For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please refer to the following link:

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawai'i may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

Accommodation Request:  The University of Hawai'i complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the EEO coordinator directly.  Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.  For further information, please refer to the following link:

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