Assistant Professor, Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Posting Date: November 9, 2018

Closing Date: Open until filled

The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at William Paterson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in early childhood teaching and learning.  Expertise in early childhood curriculum and inclusion is required.  The position is at the Assistant Professor level and begins September 1, 2019. 

The Department offers a variety of accredited programs including a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a graduate initial certification program in early childhood.  The successful candidate for this position would direct the preschool to grade 3 graduate-level modified alternate route program leading to initial certification in New Jersey.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in teaching, learning, assessment and research in early childhood education.
  • Direct the modified alternate route program and advise candidates.
  • Supervise candidates in the field.
  • Direct the accreditation review processes for the program.
  • Revise course outlines as needed.
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees at the Wayne campus.
  • Communicate and provide coordination between the New Jersey Department of Education and the College of Education.
  • Engage in research and publication.


  • Doctorate in an appropriate field of expertise (ABD considered but must have received doctorate by March 1 of year following initial appointment)
  • Experience in Pre-k through grade 3 teaching.
  • Knowledge of national and state curriculum standards and assessments.
  • Evidence of effective college teaching.
  • Experience in pre-service or in-service teacher education.
  • Evidence of active participation in professional organizations.
  • Commitment to educating diverse learningers and fostering multicultural perspectives.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarship and research.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in a culturally, linguistically, and/or economically diverse setting.
  • Experience in developing partnerships with local schools, state government, and/or community organizations.
  • Experience teaching on-line and/or demonstrated compentency using new technologies.
  • Evidence of excellent organizational, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Interest in a constructivist teaching philosophy.

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty and staff across departments, colleges, other universities and schools.
  • Commitment to the development of others by having demonstrated a strong desire to help others to recognize and expand their talents


Invitation to apply:     

Please click to apply for the position.


Interested candidates will be prompted to:

Complete an application

Submit a cover letter and resume

Provide names/contacts of three professional references


Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.


       Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.


Please email should you have any general questions related to this search.


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.


Information about the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education is housed at this link:  Information about the modified alternate route to P-3 teacher certification can be found at this link:


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William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.