Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Assistant or Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education and Teaching

  • 527156
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Faculty Full-time
  • On Campus
  • UNAC Grade 30
  • UAA School of Education

The Department of Early Learning and Teaching invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Early Childhood Education at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Early Childhood programs are currently experiencing dynamic growth, and the college and department are seeking early childhood educators willing and able to help shape the future of Alaskan education. Our programs include a focus on working with diverse populations, integration of technology, strong content preparation, and internships in partnership sites.

The Early Childhood program at UAA blends theory and practice in the preparation of early childhood educators who can deliver quality care and education for young children from birth through age eight. The Early Childhood program offers three outcomes, an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Infant and Toddler Development, an Associate of Applied Science degree (NAEYC-accredited), and a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education that may include licensure to teach up through third grade.

The Early Childhood Education program at UAA blends theory and practice in the preparation of early childhood educators who can deliver quality care and education for young children from birth through age eight. The Early Childhood program offers three outcomes, an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Infant and Toddler Development, an Associate of Applied Science degree (NAEYC-accredited), and a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education that may include licensure to teach up through third grade.

Previous experience serving as an early childhood educator in a birth-five setting such as preschool or Headstart and/or P-3rd grade public school setting.

The ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a closely related field.

ABD considered with completion by the time of appointment.

At least three (3) years of successful experience as an early educator.

Demonstrated success in teaching at the university or an equivalent adult level.

Position Details:

This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with an expected start date in August 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position will be working at the Anchorage campus. This is not a remote position.

Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience complete with a competitive employee benefits package, including tuition waivers for employees and family members, affordable medical, dental and vision coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Unit.

The position is open until filled with an initial review date of January 15, 2024. To ensure consideration in the initial review, please apply by 11:59 PM Alaska Time on January 14, 2024.

The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants with a rich cultural life on the ancestral lands of the Dena’ina people. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult http://www.muni.org.

Please be prepared to upload the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of graduate and undergraduate education
  • Contact information (email address and phone number) of three professional references

Conditions of Employment:

1) Must be able to provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position at the time of hire

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). http://www.unitedacademics.net/

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Wei-Ying Hsiao, Committee Chair, at whsiao@alaska.edu.

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