Associate Professor/Professor & Cille and Ron Williams Community Chair for Early Childhood Education

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The Community Chair is an endowed, tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full professor-level with a five-year renewable appointment as the Cille and Ron Williams Chair. The Community Chair reports to the Chair of Teacher Education Department, and 25 percent of the Community Chair’s time will be dedicated to the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. The Community Chair will provide leadership in early childhood teacher education and outreach to the state in this area of critical need and will participate in and initiate programs and research in conjunction with the Buffett Institute with the goal of increasing the quality, quantity, and skills of those working with children from birth to grade 3 and their families in Nebraska. The Community Chair will adopt an integrated approach to early childhood education and development through therapy, research, and practice that link empirical research with the creation of programs, ideas, and tools for practitioners and community members.