Assistant Professor in Early Childhood and Human Development

University of California Irvine School of Education

Assistant Professor in Early Childhood and Human Development

Job #JPF08684
  • School of Education / School of Education / UC Irvine

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $74,600-$97,200. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Professor and Professor of Teaching Series – Academic Year Regular Scales. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Application Window

Open date: October 3, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Nov 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Assistant Professor in Early Childhood and Human Development


The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine is carrying out a search for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of early childhood and human development. We invite applicants with outstanding research trajectories in early childhood development, education, policy or intervention, with training in any of the range of disciplines and methodological approaches related to this field.

The School of Education has a strong cadre of faculty in this area, and we are aiming to expand our expertise in early childhood as one of the core priorities of our school’s strategic plan. The landscape of early childhood is changing rapidly across the country—and particularly within California with the state’s expansion of Universal Transitional Kindergarten education for all four-year-old children. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to our state’s increasing need for early learning research and for equitably expanding early childhood opportunities. The School of Education also has outstanding undergraduate, CalTeach, Ph.D., and MAT teacher education programs; the candidate will be expected to teach in at least two of them.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) by July 1, 2024 and a record of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, and service commensurate to their career stage.

The UCI School of Education is focused on advancing educational sciences and contributing to improved educational opportunities and outcomes for individuals across the entire lifespan. The UCI School of Education is building a culturally diverse intellectual community; we strongly encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. A diverse, dynamic and collaborative institution, the UCI School of Education’s research, community partnerships and programming are dedicated to producing innovative scholarship, addressing the needs of local schools, and inspiring future generations of educators. The UCI School of Education is ranked No. 11 among all graduate schools of education and No. 4 in public universities by U.S. News & World Report. The UCI School of Education is home to more than 1,000 students enrolled in the bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs, and a vibrant network of more than 10,000 alumni.

Application and Review
Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 1, 2023, but screening will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications should include:
• a cover letter explaining research interests
• curriculum vitae
• a separate teaching statement
• a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (for more information, see and
• up to 3 relevant publications/papers
• the names and contact information of three references (letters of recommendation will be solicited for a selected number of applicants)

Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system:

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Search Committee Chair Jade Jenkins ( or Dylan Le ( For more information on the UCI School of Education, see

A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

The University of California, Irvine is Hispanic- and Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution that is consistently ranked as the top university in the country providing opportunity to low-income learners. UCI is located in Orange County, a highly diverse community with more than 25 colleges, ten of which are part of the California State University or California Community College systems.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. (or equivalent) by July 1, 2024

Application Requirements

Document requirements
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA