Boston University, Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

2057 17552
Position ID:BU-Wheelock College of Education and Human Development-PROFEC [#17552]
Position Title: Full Professor focused on Early Childhood
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Early Childhood
Child Development
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2020/11/13)
Position Description:    

Full Professor (with tenure) focused on Early Childhood
Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development 

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 developmentThe 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 equity, diversity, and belonging 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. 

Inquiries may be directed to the

Search Committee Chair:  Amie Grills, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research

Required Qualifications:  

  • 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.     

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • 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 

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.   

Applicants should submit the following documents electronically to 
• Brief cover letter explaining suitability for position  
• A statement describing research, teaching, and service interests/experiences  
  • Current curriculum vitae  
• Names and contact information for three 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      

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the EEO brochure. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete the employment application, please contact the Equal Opportunity office at 617-353-6474 or

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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Boston, MA 02215

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