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Competition Number: REQ 5188

TITLE: Professor, School of Early Childhood Education

DIVISION: Centres for Community Services & Health Sciences

SALARY: Faculty Teaching Scale

LOCATION: 99 Gerrard St.E.

STATUS: Full Time Faculty




Land Acknowledgement

George Brown College is located on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and other Indigenous peoples who have lived here over time. We are grateful to share this land as treaty people who learn, work, and live in the community with each other.

Equity Statement

George Brown College is committed to creating and sustaining an equitable and inclusive learning and working environment.  We encourage and actively seek applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized people, visible minorities, 2SLGBTQIA+ persons, all genders, and persons with disabilities. 

GBC Vision

To be a college renowned for its inclusion, excellence, relevance, impact, and leadership.  

*Preference will be given to qualified candidates of Indigenous ancestry (i.e., Turtle Island – First Nations Status and non-Status, Métis or Inuit).  

Key responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate for this position will be able to teach students in a variety of the Early Childhood Education courses including those for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. In addition, the candidate will provide support to students in the Early Childhood Education settings.
  • Provides academic leadership and develops an effective learning environment for students through the design and delivery of curriculum.
  • Defines and revises subject/program objectives.
  • Devises and evaluates learning outcomes.
  • Teaches assigned subjects, as well as tutors and advises students.
  • Evaluates student performance/progress/achievements.
  • Participates in the work of curriculum, program advisory and other committees.
  • Remains current through consultation with community and industry representatives, as well as academic colleagues.
  • Contributes to other areas of activity ancillary to the academic programs as needed/requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Must have a diploma, undergraduate degree, or a Masters in Early Years Education.
  • Must have a PhD in Developmental Psychology with a focus on Developmental Health.
  • Minimum of three years’ successful and recent teaching experience at the post-secondary level in working using an anti-oppression/intersectional perspective.
  • Experience in trauma informed practice, and topics pertaining to gender identity.
  • Demonstrated record of research and grant procurement, and knowledge mobilization.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, team-work and interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibited innovation and professional development related to teaching, use of technology, and student success.
  • Ability to convey conceptual and practical aspects of subjects to students in ways that respect diverse backgrounds, experience and learning needs.
  • Proven commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization practice including knowledge and experience of working with diverse communities.
  • Commitment to diversity and equity are essential to interact effectively with the College’s diverse student and staff population.
  • Flexibility in adapting to change and in participating in consultative decision-making processes.

Candidates seeking full-time faculty positions with the College must demonstrate the ability to design, facilitate and assess learning in accordance with adult learning principles and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 

Interview process will consist of a mock teaching experience and, in some cases, a practical skills component.


  • Please include your teaching philosophy with your application. Written or digital portfolio as applicable.
  • The College requires proof of degrees, credentials, or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post-secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews or offer. Official transcripts required.
  • In addition to the screening qualifications listed for the position advertised, the duties of a professor and complementary competencies will be found in the Professor Position Profile.
  • GBC employees please use Cornerstone to apply via our internal site using your GBC login. 

About Us: 

George Brown College prides itself on educating students through real-world learning, in the heart of Toronto. Our faculty and employees make this vision a reality, and we support them by making George Brown a great place to workSee why we are consistently ranked as one of GTA’s top employers.

Why work here? 

George Brown College offers hybrid work opportunities, a competitive pension plan, generous holiday and vacation time, a tuition assistance program, discounted rates for employees taking Continuing Education courses, and an equitable work environment where everyone matters. 

George Brown College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Candidates who require accommodation in the hiring process may contact TalentAcquisition@georgebrown.ca confidentially.