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Tenure-Track Position - Early Childhood Education

University of Prince Edward Island


The Faculty of Education at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, pending budgetary approval. We are seeking a new colleague with expertise, a research focus and/or teaching experience in early childhood education to join a dynamic and resourceful team of educators. This position would begin on July 1, 2022.


The successful candidate will be expected to have a sound understanding of contemporary critical issues in education as well as expertise, experience and a demonstrated successful research portfolio in play-based education, and/or integrated curriculum, and/or early years education. Preferred candidates will hold a doctoral degree in education or in a related field. A Bachelor of Education degree and a successful record of school teaching in the K-12 context are essential. The ability to teach assessment, math, science and/or art in the early years (ages 0-8) would be considered strong assets. Experience teaching in a university context is an asset. Bilingualism (French/English) would be considered an asset.

Service, such as committee work, to the Faculty of Education and the university will be expected. A valid driver’s license is required.

The Faculty of Education at UPEI is a small, vibrant team of educators committed to developing compassionate, collaborate, and innovative teachers with a goal of building just and equitable relationships in local and global communities. The Faculty offers 12-month Bachelor of Education programs in English and in French Education. Students have the option to specialize in Indigenous, International, Adult, and Early Years Education. Our BEd programs have a strong focus on issues pertaining to diversity, equity, and social justice in local and global communities. At the graduate level, the Faculty offers a certificate program focused on educational leadership in Nunavut which is a partnership with the Department of Education, Government of Nunavut. We also offer a Master of Education degree in Leadership and Learning in both course-based and thesis-based streams delivered in online and in-person formats. In addition, we offer a PhD in Educational Studies involving in-person classes during students’ year of residency.

Application Instructions:

A complete application must include a cover letter stating: (a) a statement of Canadian status (citizen, permanent resident, or other) and driver’s license status, (b) a description of current experience in early childhood education, (c) brief description of current research and proposed research to be undertaken in the upcoming year, and (d) a brief statement outlining your teaching philosophy. Also include a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references who will be contacted by phone or email for a written letter of reference. Only complete files will be considered.

Applicants should submit their full application as outlined above to: Dr. Tess Miller, Interim Dean c/o Karen-Anne O’Halloran, Administrative Assistant to the Dean at

Or mailed or faxed to:
Dr. Tess Miller, Interim Dean
Faculty of Education
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Telephone: (902) 566-0349
Fax: (902) 566-0416

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation, and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

To be considered for this position, applications must be received by November 1, 2021