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Assistant Professor (Early Childhood Education)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Education - Inst for Teacher Educ - Elementary Education Program
Date Posted:
October 06, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2017
Salary Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General or Special funds

Other Conditions:
  • General or Special funds, contingent up on position clearance and department needs. Appointment to begin August 1, 2018. Selectee is required to complete the COE New Faculty orientation in the first year, Title IX training, and must pass a criminal background check.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. 1. Work collaboratively with Special Education faculty to implement, coordinate, and oversee an on-line statewide PK-3 Early Childhood and Special Education dual degree preparation program;
  2. 2. Teach undergraduate and graduate early childhood education courses via on campus and/or a variety of distance delivery modes;
  3. 3. Supervise students’ field activities in field-based teacher preparation programs;
  4. 4. Maintain an active program of research and publications;
  5. 5. Provide service to the department, college, university, public schools, and professional community;
  6. 6. Participate in program accreditation and program assessment and review process activities;
  7. 7. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. An earned doctorate prior to start date in education from an accredited institution with a specialization in early childhood education or closely related field; will consider ABD if completed prior to start date;
  2. 2. Minimum of two years full time pre K-3 classroom teaching
  3. 3. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience that provides the required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. Scholarly publications related to early childhood education
  2. 2. Experience in teaching multilingual learners and/or children with special needs
  3. 3. Experience working with Native Hawaiian populations
  4. 4. Successful experience(s) teaching post-secondary early childhood courses, as evidenced in student course evaluations or other documentation,
  5. 5. Experience in teaching distance learning/online courses,
  6. 6. Experience supervising pre-service teachers in field-based and standards-based teacher preparation programs
  7. 7. Experience with school/university partnerships
  8. 8. Teaching experience aligned with the INTASC and/or Common Core State Standards
  9. 9. Experience co-teaching with special education faculty
  10. 10. Experience with program accreditation activities and/or report writing
  11. 11. Experience working with in-service teachers in professional development or professional learning communities.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, names and contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 5 professional references; if available, reprints of selected scholarly publications, transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required prior to completion of hiring). Submit application via email attachments (to Pamela Chun, or hard copy to:
  1. College of Education
  2. Institute for Teacher Education, Elementary Program
  3. 1776 University Avenue, Everly 223
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Kuulei Serna; 808-956-4412;

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