Senior Associate or Full Professor of Global Early Childhood Development and Learning
The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of tenured Senior Associate or Full Professor of Global Early Childhood Development and Learning.
We seek outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests related to early childhood development, learning, and policy with a global or comparative perspective. We are primarily interested in candidates whose work focuses on policies or programs outside of the U.S. that promote children’s early development and learning, and whose work informs global policy action. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with other Vanderbilt faculty to develop and launch a new Center on Research in Early Development and Learning.
The Department is searching for someone with extensive research experience and scholarly impact, a strong track record in securing external funding, and a history working collaboratively with colleagues, practice partners, and international organizations. We seek a scholar trained in policy, education, human development, economics, sociology, or another related field whose work focuses on applied research that informs global policy or practice.
LPO is committed to hiring a colleague who can make contributions to teaching in early childhood development, learning, and policy across our various degree programs, especially in our undergraduate human and organization development track, and our master’s in public policy program. The successful candidate will have experience mentoring and training doctoral students for careers in academia and/or research organizations, and commitments to teaching undergraduate and professional degree students.
The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department embraces a range of disciplinary traditions and encourages multiple methodological approaches in the study and instruction of education policy and practice. Faculty within LPO work collaboratively with Peabody faculty in the other four departments of the College and across the University and Medical Center.
The department operates highly regarded programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level, including five professional master’s degree programs; an on-campus Ed.D. program in K–12 and in higher education leadership and policy; an online master’s and Ed.D. in leadership and learning in organizations; a Ph.D. program in K–12 and in higher education leadership and policy; and an undergraduate degree in Human and Organizational Development. For more information on the department, visit our website: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php
Review of formal applications will begin on March 31, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2023. Applicants should submit a letter addressing their qualifications and interests, a full curriculum vitae, three recent peer-reviewed publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Please apply at the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/121720.
For questions about the position, please contact:
Cynthia Osborne, Ph.D.
Professor of Early Childhood Education and Policy
Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The department is committed to building a diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.