Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Job Opportunity in Early Childhood Studies/Education - Pass it on!!!!

@Carsten Keßler, 2007, WikiMedia Commons
Head's up to anyone out there looking for a faculty position in early childhood studies/education - there's one opening up at the Ryerson School of Early Childhood Education, Ryerson University, which is located here in Toronto (their campus is even right smack downtown). I have some amazing colleagues who are at the ECE School (many of whom are housed at the EDGE Lab), and am collaborating with the School itself on a couple of levels. I've been really impressed by the students and other faculty that I've met there, who all doing really incredible work. For example, this very cool quilt project using visual narratives to explore how children use creative arts for learning. So this is definitely a wonderful opportunity (hint, hint - apply!).  Here's the posting in full, reproduced from an email sent out to the Exploring Childhood Studies mailing list earlier this week:

Tenure Stream Assistant Professor 

The Ryerson School of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Community Services invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level effective July 1, 2011. The position is subject to budgetary approval.
The Ryerson School of Early Childhood Education is the oldest school of its kind in Canada with a proud history and an excellent reputation nationally and internationally. Over many years, the School of Early Childhood Education has consistently demonstrated its relevance to the learning needs of the communities it serves and its creativity in meeting emerging professional interests. The School offers a four year Bachelor of Arts (BA) program and a degree completion program for graduates of two-year community college diploma programs. A Masters of Arts in Early Childhood Studies, focusing on diversity and inclusion, was launched in Fall 2006. An on-campus laboratory school serving 57 children provides practice teaching experience for students and serves as a research venue for faculty and students. Faculty members of the School are actively involved in teaching, research, community outreach and international development projects. For more information please go to our website:
Qualified candidates will have a completed PhD or EdD in Early Childhood Studies or a related field. They will have a demonstrated track record in research, grant writing and publication and will contribute to scholarship in the field of Early Childhood Studies. Experience teaching in early childhood and/or post-secondary undergraduate programs will be considered an asset. Experience advising and supervising graduate students is preferred.
Candidates should have a strong interest and background in early childhood studies with a particular expertise in early learning curriculum in the areas of literacy, mathematics and creative arts and/or policy and professional issues.
The closing date is February 15, 2010, or until a suitable candidate is found.
Address applications to;
Dr. Rachel Langford, 
School of Early Childhood Education
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA). The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: The RFA's website can be found at: A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:
Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Good luck!

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