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Associate or Full Professor in Teacher Education

University of Washington College of Education
Seattle, Washington State
Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description

Situated on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territory of the dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish people), the College of Education at The University of Washington, Seattle, seeks an advanced Associate or Full Professor in Teacher Education, open to all content areas. This is a nine-month, full-time tenured position. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as the Boeing Endowed Professor, which was originally endowed in 1991.


We are seeking a visionary educator to provide leadership in the scholarship and practice of Teacher Education within the College of Education, in Washington state, and across the field of teacher education. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:


  • Active research agenda focused on intersectional, justice-centered teacher education scholarship and practice, especially as it relates to race, decolonization, disability, language, gender, sexuality, and other minoritized social markers.
  • Experience with serving as a leader on issues of teacher education (e.g., with local communities, on campus, with local school districts, at the state/national level).
  • Sustained engagement in community partnerships focused on justice-centered issues of teaching, learning, and/or teacher education (e.g., partnerships with Indigenous and tribal communities, Black and intersectional communities of color).
  • Strong communication and convening skills to cultivate brave and humanizing spaces, building across fields and programs in service of advancing justice-focused teacher education policy, practice, and research.


Our new colleague will be expected to:


  • Serve as an intellectual leader and thought partner on all matters of teacher education with the Dean and College Leadership, the Assistant Dean of Teacher Education, and the Directors of the Teacher Education Pathways/Certificate Programs, as well as with the local communities to which the College is accountable (e.g., Tribal nations, local communities of color, school districts, state).
  • Identify, build, and deepen synergies among the justice-centered teacher education scholarship and practice that exist in the College.
  • Advise doctoral students in teacher education, teach courses on teacher education for graduate students, contribute substantially to shaping the growing doctoral program in teacher education, and potentially teach in a teacher preparation program.
  • Create opportunities for graduate students, instructors, and faculty to engage in research in the College’s teacher education programs in support of program renewal.


Our new colleague will join with the area of Teaching Learning Curriculum (TLC) faculty as well as other faculty in the college who share a strong commitment to equity and justice in teacher education and society.


The UW College of Education, the nation’s 5th ranked public school of education, dedicates its resources to making excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. Members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with more than 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nation—schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. Our College’s mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. The College of Education is renowned for a vibrant community engaged in justice-focused teacher education scholarship and practice;  includes a Native Education Certificate program for educators and professionals working with Native communities and Tribal Nations; and five, graduate-level teacher education pathways that prepare teachers who are committed to advance racial and intersectional justice in education, with special attention to the recruitment, retention, and sustenance of Black, Indigenous and other groups under-represented in the teaching workforce. The Teacher Education Program graduates approximately 225 candidates a year, over half of whom identify as people of color. The College also houses a growing doctoral program in Teacher Education and Teacher Learning for Justice.


The University of Washington is committed to building a vibrant environment for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.  The University’s growing infrastructure includes the Department of American Indian Studies; the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute; the Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility opened in 2015; the Burke Museum’s Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Indian Art; and the newly developing Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.



All candidates must have an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in a relevant field or discipline by the date of appointment, such as, but not limited to, teacher education; teaching, learning and curriculum; social foundations of education.


Application Instructions   

Applications should include: 


(1) A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, explanation of your research agenda, evidence of justice-focused partnerships with communities, and evidence of leadership in teacher education; (2) A one-page diversity statement describing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and in relation to your positionality; (3) Curriculum vitae; (4) Names and contact information for three references—but please do not send letters at this time as the committee will request letters for all semi-finalists; (5) At least two examples of scholarly writing related to justice-centered teacher education; (6) an email address for further communications.


Send queries about the position to Search Chair, Dr. Kara Jackson (


Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 31, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment projected to commence on or about September 16, 2023.


Search committee members include: Dr. Kara Jackson (Search Chair;, Dr. Phil Bell (, Dr. Dana Nickson (, Dr. Selma Powell (, and Graduate Student Representative Camille Ungco (

To learn more about the University of Washington ( and the College of Education (, our mission and goals, research and outreach activities, faculty, and academic programs, please visit us on the web.




Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.



Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (



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