The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota has a unique opportunity for a leader of early childhood research to lead and direct our newly envisioned academically based program resulting from the unification of the Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School and Child Development Center. This position will provide strategic and academic leadership for activities connecting the program to researchers across the college and University, and more broadly will lead collaborative programmatic planning and operations.
This position will carry the title of Executive Director and is a Research Associate Professor/Professor contract faculty position in the field of early child development, curriculum and instruction, educational psychology, family social science or a related field, to begin fall 2020 or before. The position will provide executive, academic, and outreach leadership for the unified Shirley G. Moore Laboratory School (Lab School) and Child Development Center (CDC), which are in the process of merging into a single academically research based program (Unified Program). This position will have an appointment in an academic home. The Executive Director will oversee the leadership team and staff for the Unified Program’s large campus– and community–based early childhood education program for 3- month-old infants to 5-year-old children. The Unified Program will provide access to high-quality early childhood education for campus and community families while serving as a model laboratory school and major research center for the college and University focusing on the development and education of infant to preschool-age children. The candidate should have an active engagement in research, history of external funding, and publication in top tier scholarly journals, leadership experience, and familiarity with NAEYC expectations. The Executive Director is expected to continue an active research and publication agenda while overseeing the Unified Program.
Ph.D. in child development, early childhood education, special education, family science, or a related field.
History of active research and scholarly activities in the field.
A record of securing external funding for research and initiatives.
Knowledge of current best practices in the field of early childhood education, early intervention, developmentally appropriate practices, or child development.
Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion and to collaboration and engagement in professional leadership activities.
Demonstrated ability to translate research to practice.
A strong record of securing external funding, including federal grants.
Research that provides a foundation for leading, supporting and informing early childhood practices, education, development, and family issues nationally.
Program development and leadership experience in early childhood education, curriculum, principles, or policy.
Experience teaching in an early childhood education setting.
Evidence of forming collaborative and supporting partnerships on campus and in the broader community.
Experience working with infants to preschool-age children.
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