Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

University of Alaska

Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

University of Alaska System

The Department of Social and Human Development invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment in Early Childhood Education at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Early Childhood program within the department offers four programs, an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Nanny skills, an Associate of Applied Science degree, and a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Family Studies.

Early Childhood degree programs are currently experiencing dynamic growth, and the college and department are seeking experienced early childhood educators eager to help shape the future of education in Alaska. Program faculty blend 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. Our programs focus on working with diverse populations, integrating technology, providing strong content knowledge, and engaging early childhood professional candidates in a variety of field-based clinical experiences.

As an Assistant/Associate Professor for Early Childhood Education our team works collaboratively, playing a critical role in not only teaching and assessing student work, we also recruit new students to our programs, in addition to advising, supervising and mentoring our early childhood majors and upcoming early childhood professionals across the state of Alaska and beyond.

To thrive in this role it will be important to be a strong program leader that focuses on the development of networks and relationships with Head Start/Early Head Start, preschools and other areas of care and early education. You will find your own prior experiences working with diverse children and families from all Alaska, particularly with indigenous communities to be helpful in your capacity as a mentor and instructor.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate degree in Early Childhood Education Preferred, Graduate degree in Human Development, Educational Leadership, or a closely related field accepted.

At least five (5) years of successful experience as an early educator.

Position Details:


This is a full-time, UNAC represented faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Salary is commensurate, based on education and experience.

The following are required as part of a complete application:

Cover letter detailing your qualifications

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

The names and contact information for three professional references

An adult teaching statement: a teaching statement is a one-page document explaining your experiences and commitments to teaching….Four areas that might be included in a teaching statement are 1) Your conception of how learning occurs, 2) How your teaching reflects your beliefs and goals, 3) What, for you, constitutes evidence of student learning, and 4) your experiences teaching with diverse populations.

Applications will be accepted for review on May 31, 2024, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on May 30, 2024.

*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.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

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:

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

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If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Lisa Yancey, CRCD Director of Operations, at or (907) 474-5459.

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Anchorage, AK

27 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2025-05-17