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Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

University of Wisconsin-Stout
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Wisconsin-Stout is seeking an emerging or established scholar that is passionate and committed to promoting the development of equitable, inclusive, and quality teaching and learning in early childhood education.  The. B.S. Early Childhood Program at UW-Stout is renowned for its commitment to research based, developmentally appropriate and applied learning practices.  Early Childhood Education at UW-Stout is in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership and one of the signature educator preparation programs at the University. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses (face-to-face and online), including teacher preparation, supervision of student teachers, and program assessment of student learning. 



  • An earned Ph.D./Ed.D. or currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience as the lead/head teacher in range Birth-Age 12.
  • Licensable/certifiable in the range Birth-Age 12 (Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher/Early Childhood Special Education).
  • Experience working with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Highly Desired

  • At least one degree earned in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education/Child Development or Early Childhood Special Education.
  • A record of strong teaching of teacher education
  • A record of supervision of Early Childhood Education or Elementary teacher
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing a work environment that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Record of scholarly activity.
  • Record of professional service.


Teach Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education courses; supervise teacher candidates in field experiences; provide student academic advisement and conduct assessment of student learning; engage in scholarly activities and research; develop and maintain positive relations with outside agencies; demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff as well as independently contributing to academic program assessment and continuous improvement processes; participate in service activities at the discipline, school, and university levels; and participate in service activities at the program, department, school, college and  university levels as well as professional and community service.


The mission of the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Department (TLL) is to provide exemplary teaching, research, and service to ensure graduates become successful and effective leaders in their chosen professional discipline. To meet this mission, faculty and staff are expected to:

  • Foster the development of educational professionals engaged in reflective practice.
  • Provide program curricula reflecting diversity, research, theory, and best practice.
  • Align program outcomes with federal, state, and national education standards.
  • Recruit, support and retain a diverse faculty/staff who model best practices in professional education.
  • Advance educational scholarship and research at the university, local, state, national and international levels.
  • Collaborate with our Child and Family Study Center (CFSC) and PreK-12 schools, universities, technical colleges, educational agencies, professional associations, and communities to improve teaching and learning.
  • Engage in leadership and service to the university, local, state, national and international professional organizations.

In addition, UW-Stout’s Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.


University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders, and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory, and research.  UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.

A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.  

UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.

UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections. 

The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions. 

The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team.  Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:


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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter*
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. A copy of teaching licenses.
  4. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references.
  5. Unofficial copies of transcripts
  6. Inclusivity statement: Equity, diversity and inclusion are important to the mission of UW-Stout. Write a one-page or less statement demonstrating your past/present work, volunteer, and lived experience and how you envision carrying that experience into your work at UW-Stout. 

*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the minimum/required qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement. 

To ensure consideration complete applications must be submitted online by February 1, 2022. Applications submitted after February 1st may be reviewed until the position is filled.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Theresa (Terry) Kohlmeier, Phone: 715-232-2679, Email: 

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Shanna Hoffman, Phone: 715-232-1663, Email:



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