Faculty Position in Early Childhood Education Policy
Vanderbilt University Peabody College of Education and Human Development
United States


We seek an early childhood education policy leader and researcher whose work enhances the future lives of children and their families, including children with disabilities. A successful candidate will engage in research, teaching, and service that advances and improves policies, procedures, and movements that impact children and their families. We are especially interested in scholars who would add to the diverse perspectives currently represented in our college.

We seek a scholar who will participate in the launch of a new Center for Research with Young Children and Families. This endeavor will provide opportunities for faculty with similar interests to interact, collaborate, discover new research synergies, and advance research endeavors across the college. Successful candidates will have a strong record of scholarly publication, external research funding, excellent teaching, and a commitment to mentoring the next generation of educators. Peabody College is a world-class college of education and human development working to enhance the human condition, with a particular focus on children’s learning and development.


Successful applicants must have a PhD in Public Policy, Psychology, Child Development, or related fields.

Application Instructions

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and until the position is filled. Applicants should submit:

  1. Letter of interest including 1-2 paragraphs describing how their research has contributed to the field of early childhood policy and how they envision contributing to a new center on early childhood research
  2. Separate statement on teaching
  3. Two to three scholarly papers
  4. Separate statement that explains how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to their understanding of diversity   
  5. Names of three references

The committee will request three letters of recommendation from a small group of finalists. Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Amy Needham, Chair, Early Childhood Search Committee, Amy.needham@vanderbilt.edu

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Vanderbilt Peabody College website at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/.

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