3 images left to right: group of undergraduate students in a classroom, Dean Michael C. Rodriguez standing with group of students, and CEHD commencement
Tabitha Grier-Reed, Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Development

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Welcome! You’ve taken the first step in your journey to join a diverse team passionate about contributing to a just and sustainable future.

At CEHD, you will join a supportive community dedicated to advancing the college as an anti-racist institution. You will be empowered to advance world-changing research and teaching, growing the next generation of thinkers and doers. And you will be given the tools to succeed whatever role you play in the college.

CEHD offers flexible work arrangements, such as flex scheduling that allows for variations in starting and departure times, a compressed work week (40 hours of work in fewer than 5 days), telecommuting allowing work to be conducted at on/off-campus locations, and remote work as determined in partnership with supervisors.

Come join us in our constant and tenacious pursuit to improve the human condition.


Quick facts about CEHD


Engaged students


Sponsored research
(3-year avg)


Faculty of color

34% | 24% | 26%

Students of color

Learn more about faculty and staff positions within CEHD

NOTE: Positions are updated weekly. If you have any questions, our HR team is here to help. You can reach them at cehdhr@umn.edu.

Faculty positions

Promote social justice and the common good for individuals, families, and communities

Assistant Professor Extension

We seek a scholar whose work centers community-based applied research approaches to studying family health, resilience and thriving in the context of social and economic inequalities. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work focuses on systemic factors related to income inequality/poverty and the impact these have on aspects of family functioning and resilience. Scholarship focused on the intersectionality of ethnicity, immigration, and socioeconomic status is especially welcome. This is a tenure-track position.

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Grow the next generation of science educators

Lecturer or Teaching Specialist

We are seeking an individual for our science education program. This person will teach courses and provide leadership in secondary science teacher education and provide support in elementary science education. This person will also serve as adviser for students in our secondary science MEd program and work with department and college personnel to secure field experience placements and student teaching placements.

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Develop a robust program that contributes to our interdisciplinary research environment

Assistant Professor - Social Studies Education

We are seeking a scholar with the potential to develop a nationally recognized research program. This person will primarily teach social studies methods courses at the masters level and will also have opportunities to teach doctoral level courses in the social studies program and for the broader department. This person will fill the role of Licensure Program Lead (LPL) of the social studies licensure program. This is a tenure-track assistant professor position.

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Grow the next generation of school psychology leaders

Teaching Assistant Professor - School Psychology

We seek a scholar to lead instructional design and pedagogy to facilitate the delivery of a school psychology curriculum, as well as continuous improvement of program curriculum and instruction to support the program’s goals and needs for recruitment, retention, anti-racism/DEI, and accreditation. This individual will teach 12 to 24 credits of undergraduate- and graduate-level school psychology coursework, engage in student support duties, including advising, mentorship, and assistance with licensure preparation.

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Be a mentor to teacher candidates

Early Childhood Education Licensure Specialist

We seek an individual to facilitate teacher licensure processes for our early childhood degree program. This person will ensure compliance with state of Minnesota rules for teacher licensure and serve as the licensure lead. This position also serves as the academic advisor for students in the MEd licensure program and coordinates the alignment of early childhood graduate and undergraduate level course content

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Staff positions

Build a base of connected and engaged alumni

Annual Giving and Donor Relations Officer

We seek an individual to plan, execute and evaluate a complex multi-segment, multi-channel annual giving program, including solicitations in partnership with the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF), and affinity giving, including leadership annual giving, faculty and staff giving, and giving to CEHD’s Access Scholarship and the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. As a key member of our external relations team, you will help build a strong base of charitable giving to enable CEHD to further its ambitious goals.

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Help take early childhood education to the next level

Ed Prog Spec 2 - RBPD Specialist

We seek an individual with extensive experience working in childcare programming, childcare coaching, and relationship-based professional development. This individual will serve as the specialist for a statewide childcare coaching and Relationship-Based Professional Development (RBPD) specialist project, co-facilitate an online learning community around RBPD, organize and implement the RBPD Credential training each year, and conduct coaching observations.

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Grow the next generation of arts education students

Teaching Specialist/Lecturer in PK-12 Arts Teacher ED

We seek a scholar to co-lead a vibrant team committed to imagining equity-minded PK-12 arts education. The Arts in Education program provides critical and forward-thinking preparation for those interested in exploring education broadly conceived, those interested in becoming PK-12 dance, theatre, and/or visual arts teachers, and those interested in assuming positions as scholars, researchers, or educational policymakers. The person in this role will possess an explicit commitment to equity, access, and diversity matters including, but not limited to race, social class, gender and gender identity language, and sexuality.

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Inspire students to have an extraordinary college experience

TRIO Upward Bound College Access Adviser and Residential Coordinator

We seek a specialist in college access and readiness programming and development for first-generation and low-income high school-aged youth. You will be responsible for advising and student development in all facets of college readiness, including academic, personal, social, cultural, and behavioral.

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Improve lifelong health and wellbeing locally and globally

P&A Lecturer in Kinesiology and/or Sport Management

We are seeking a lecturer in the areas of kinesiology and/or sport management. This individual will teach relevant courses in these areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position teaches the equivalent of six courses per academic year, three each fall and spring semesters. Duties include developing course content and syllabi, preparing course materials, instructing courses, evaluating student performance, responding to student inquiries, and supervising graduate teaching assistants.

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Help advance child welfare research efforts

Director of Research and Evaluation

We seek an individual who will provide strategic leadership by directing, designing, implementing, and maintaining a research program focused on answering questions about child and family well-being for families served by or at risk of entering the child welfare system. This person will often serve as a principal investigator of independent and collaborative research projects.

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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus with view towards downtown Minneapolis and Mississippi River

Living and working in the Twin Cities

As one of the only Big Ten universities within walking distance to a dynamic metropolis, University of Minnesota faculty and staff benefit from all the city has to offer—as well as a great set of employment benefits offered by the University.

The thriving Twin Cities campus stretches more than 1,150 acres in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Nestled around the scenic Mississippi River, the Minneapolis campus sits under the shadow of a sparkling downtown skyline. The nearby St. Paul campus is home to rolling green space and historic architecture. You’ll find unlimited opportunities for entertainment, culture, and hands-on experience right outside your front door.

In addition to the vibrant cultural scene, you will have access to a real-world laboratory for your research. Minnesota is home to 18 fortune 500 companies, more than 845,000 students and 2,400 schools, and some of the most innovative ideas in education and human development — meaning endless opportunities for you to put your research into practice. And we reach beyond the metro to forge partnerships and expand our mission throughout the state of Minnesota, the country and the world.

If you are new to the Twin Cities, the University of Minnesota provides a supportive Relocation Assistance Program.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is built within the traditional homelands of the Dakota people. It is important to acknowledge the peoples on whose land we live, learn, and work as we seek to improve and strengthen our relations with our tribal nations. We also acknowledge that words are not enough. We must ensure that our institution provides support, resources, and programs that increase access to all aspects of higher education for our American Indian students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Learn more about the Native American community of students, staff, faculty, and alumni who are making a difference at the U of M and beyond.