Assistant Professor with a Specialization in Education Studies, Amherst College

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by October 1, 2023, will be assured of full consideration.

Amherst College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor with a specialization in education studies. The department in which this faculty member will be housed will be based on the individual’s discipline. Examples include history, sociology, or American studies. The successful candidate will play a central role in the college’s Education Studies Program.

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar whose research and teaching explores the social, cultural, and political dimensions of education and centers questions of justice and power. The successful candidate will be able to offer courses that address one or more of the following core areas (culture and education; cognition, teaching and learning; or society, policy and politics) and will have the opportunity to develop an area of specialization that complements current offerings. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to: the experiences of BIPOC students in schools, childhood and education policy, bilingual education, special education, Indigenous and decolonial knowledge systems, disability studies, and ethnic studies in K–12 schools. We welcome applications from candidates with an interest in all areas of education, including comparative international schooling, early childhood education, and higher education, but will require knowledge of K–12 U.S. schooling.

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