The Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development invites applications for a full-time faculty member with expertise in Early Childhood development and education at the Full Professor (with tenure) level. At BU Wheelock, we strongly believe that the cultural and social diversity of faculty, staff, and students is important to maintaining superior research and academic programs and maintaining a strong community. As such, we are seeking a faculty member who shares our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; the advancement of research to inform best practices; and transformation of systems that impact learning and human development for a thriving, sustainable, and just future.
Candidates must have a history of successfully obtaining external funding, conducting rigorous implementation/outcomes research, and producing excellent scholarship that is influential both within the academic literature and the national and international conversation on early development. The specific area of research focus should relate to transdisciplinary early childhood development, education, special education, dual language learners, and childhood and family wellbeing. Examples of interdisciplinary research focus may include: antibias/antiracist practices in teacher preparation, early childhood health and wellbeing across contexts, or policies and practices in urban school districts or targeted early childcare and education.
Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. BU Wheelock includes diversity as one of its five strategic goals. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of careers within education and human development by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide leadership on the research and graduate studies in the program and the Department of Teaching and Learning. Education program faculty teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses, advise students, and provide service to the university and the profession.
Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. As stated above, Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse university community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university with a global reach, and that diversity is an integral component of institutional excellence. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you will engage and sustain the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in Boston University’s diversity statement.
The position is scheduled to begin Fall 2021.
Doctorate in education, child development, human development, psychology, public health, policy, or a related field.
A well-established record of published research and grant funding.
Record of cross-disciplinary research and training (e.g., STEM, SPED, global early childhood research and policy).
History of working with communities, policy makers, and health professionals around child development issues.
Active engagement in public discourse regarding early education, child development, child/education policy, and social systems to support children and families.
Inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Amie Grills, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research
Brief cover letter explaining suitability for position
A statement describing research, teaching, and service interests/experiences
Current curriculum vitae
Names and contact information for 3 references (references will not be contacted without candidate’s knowledge; reference letters will be requested at a later date)
2-3 peer reviewed journal articles
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About Boston University
As one of the leaders in education and education reform in the nation, the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development provides comprehensive teacher preparation to students in more than 20 concentrations.
From its founding in 1918, Wheelock has pursued three missions: to educate and prepare professional teachers, administrators, and educators to accept leadership responsibilities throughout the world; to offer continuing educational opportunities that allow practicing teachers and administrators to make the very most of their talents; and to promote research and scholarship that elevate the quality of education. Continuous involvement in the surrounding community has made Wheelock faculty and students particularly effective teachers and learners who are sensitive and responsive to the circumstances and realities of schooling.