Assistant Professor of Education, Wellesley College | Due November 15

The Department of Education at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning in the academic year 2023-24. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching focus on the intersection of race and education in the K-12 school context.

Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to: the experiences of BIPOC students in schools, bilingual education, Indigenous and decolonial knowledge systems, and ethnic studies in K-12 schools. We also invite scholars with intersectional approaches and have a preference for candidates whose research agendas are embedded in K-12 school communities. Our proximity to cities such as Boston, Cambridge, and Framingham offers ideal research/partnership opportunities with school districts. This aligns with our vision for community engagement and integrating education research, theory and practice.

The person hired will be expected to teach one of our introductory education courses (one with a focus on education policy or one with a focus on school transformation), one qualitative research methods course, and additional courses related to their areas of interest. Faculty members at Wellesley teach two courses per semester.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of education, we plan to consider candidates who are trained in education PhD and EdD programs; interdisciplinary, ethnic, cultural and area studies PhD programs (e.g., African-American Studies, Africana Studies, Asian-American Studies, Chicanx Studies, Colonialism and Diaspora Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Latinx Studies); and humanities and social science PhD programs such as history, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, political science, and psychology. Our commitment to historically marginalized students lies at the center of our work as teachers and scholars. We look for candidates who display a commitment to anti-oppressive teaching, student mentoring, and engaged research.

Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Soo Hong, chair of the department and search committee at [email protected].

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