Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

Position Information

Position Information

Department College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F230AZ
Recruit Number Faculty - 7226
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
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Pay Band
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Assistant/Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development is seeking to add a tenure-line faculty colleague (assistant/associate professor rank) in an inclusive Early Childhood Education program focused on preparing teachers, researchers, and other professionals to work with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children, birth through age eight, and their families. Candidates are sought in early childhood curriculum, instruction, and assessment, including (but not limited to) expertise in language and literacy, mathematics, science, and/or social studies pedagogical practices.


Responsibilities include conducting and disseminating research; teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; and providing service to the program, college, university, and professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in early childhood education or a closely related field; an established or promising research agenda related to early childhood education; and a commitment to collaboration and democratic decision-making.

Preferred qualifications:

University teaching experience, including face-to-face and online learning formats; direct teaching experience with prekindergarten through third-grade children and families from diverse cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds; and a commitment to preservice teacher preparation.

George Mason University is an innovative and entrepreneurial university in a vibrant area of the country, located just 12 miles from the nation’s capital. The university is consistently recognized as one of the top “up and coming” universities by U.S. News and World Report. For more information about the CEHD at George Mason University, visit

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2017, and continue until filled.

For Full Consideration, Apply by:
Posting Date 11/30/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents