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Tenure-Track Associate or Assistant Professor of Teaching and Curriculum

Warner School of Education and Human Development
Rochester, New York
Assistant Professor: $70,000 – $85,000; Associate Professor: $80,000 – $120,000
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester seeks a tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor of Teaching and Curriculum, focused on supporting racially minoritized and historically underserved communities. This faculty member will pursue scholarship related to learning, teaching, curriculum, and/or teacher education that advances our institutional mission. We are looking for a colleague with an antiracist orientation who can build research and practice partnerships across constituencies; and whose research and teaching confront complex societal challenges and promote equity- and justice-centered educational change. In partnership with Warner School colleagues, their work will shape our programming and community collaborations in ways that benefit diverse students and families in and beyond the City of Rochester. The term of employment will begin on July 1, 2024.

The Warner School’s mission centers on creating a more just and humane world by: (1) preparing knowledgeable, reflective, skilled, and caring educators and scholars; (2) generating and disseminating knowledge on which better educational policies and practices can be grounded; and (3) collaborating across disciplines and constituencies to promote positive change. We encourage applications from diverse candidates – by race and ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality, and dis/ability status – who are committed to that mission. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to cultivating an equitable and inclusive culture.

The principal duties associated with this position are to:

  • Conduct and disseminate scholarship in youth learning, teaching and teacher leadership, curriculum development, and/or teacher education and professional learning that advances equity and justice for racially minoritized and historically underserved people;
  • Teach graduate-level courses focused on American urban education; antiracist and culturally sustaining learning, teaching, curriculum, and leadership; research methodologies; and related subject matter;
  • Collaborate with Warner School colleagues and community partners to envision and strengthen programming in areas related to their domains of knowledge and experience;
  • Mentor PhD and EdD students in fields and interest areas aligned with their domains of knowledge and experience;
  • Seek and secure external funding to support research and programming priorities; and
  • Fulfill appropriate service roles in the university and community and maintain an active presence in national, state, and/or local professional organizations.

Ideal candidates for this position will have qualifications and experiences that include:

  • A Ph.D. in teaching, learning, and curriculum or a closely related subject area, earned prior to the position’s starting date;
  • A demonstrated commitment to preparing effective, justice-oriented educators and scholars;
  • Experience as an educator and/or scholar in settings that aim to strengthen resources, opportunities, and life trajectories for racially minoritized and historically underserved people;
  • Deep understanding of current conditions in historically underserved educational contexts, including but not limited to youth culture and learning, asset-based pedagogies, restorative practices and healing-centered engagement, linguistic diversity, and youth participatory action research;
  • Knowledge of and experience with funding streams and partnerships that support research and programming to meet the needs of racially minoritized and historically underserved communities;
  • Experience in course design, teaching, and student advisement at the university level; and
  • An ability to work productively with collaborators on programs of scholarship, teaching and curriculum, and professional learning.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jeffrey Choppin,

To apply, access the University of Rochester Interfolio via the following link:

About the Warner School: The Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development is part of the University of Rochester, one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities. At the Warner School we believe that education can transform lives and make the world more just and humane. This vision informs our teaching, research and service as a research school of education, as we strive to: PREPARE practitioners and researchers who are knowledgeable, reflective, skilled and caring educators, who can make a difference in individual lives as well as their fields, and who are leaders and agents of change; GENERATE and disseminate knowledge leading to new understandings of education and human development, on which more effective educational policies and practices can be grounded; COLLABORATE across disciplines, professions and constituencies to promote change that can significantly improve education and support positive human development.

Our diverse work in each of these domains is informed by the following underlying beliefs: the improvement of education is in pursuit of social justice; development and learning shape and are shaped by the contexts in which they occur; the complexity of educational problems requires an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach; and best practices are grounded in research and theory, just as useful theory and research are informed by practice. The Warner School fosters a learning community that represents and builds on the rich diversity of human experiences, backgrounds, cultures, histories, ideas and ways of living. Learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion at Warner

About Rochester: Located in western New York, Rochester is a vibrant city, with a welcoming community, affordable housing, and rich intellectual and cultural resources. Approximately six hours by car from New York City, this medium-sized city on the shore of Lake Ontario is a dynamic town, with many great restaurants, museums, businesses, colleges, universities, and schools. Discover what Rochester has to offer in all four seasons. Claiming more sites on the National Register of Historic Places than any other city its size, Rochester was also the home of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Their commitments to equity and social justice are part of the DNA of the Rochester community and the University of Rochester. Visit our website to learn more about the University of Rochester.

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to the principles of equity, inclusion, and diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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