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Assistant Professor - Social Foundations of Education: Race, Power, and Social Justice in Education

Rutgers University Graduate School of Education
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start date
Oct 31, 2023

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

Nationally ranked among US News & World Report’s Best Education Graduate Schools, Rutgers Graduate School of Education (R-GSE) is part of New Jersey’s flagship public research university. Committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, the R-GSE seeks six outstanding scholars to join the school and to help advance our three thematic strategic plan priority areas of diversity, equity, and social justice; STEM in education; and effective teaching and learning.

These tenure track positions include:

  • Assistant Professor of Social Foundations of Education: Race, Power, and Social Justice in Education
  • Assistant Professor of Urban Teacher Education
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Reading/Literacy Education
  • Assistant Professor, School Counselor/Counselor Educator
  • Associate/ Full Professor, Educational Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Educational Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation.

Assistant Professor - Social Foundations of Education: Race, Power, and Social Justice in Education

Major Responsibilities: Faculty in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Administration contribute to master’s and doctoral programs focusing on issues of equity, structural inequality, and social justice in education, including graduate programs in Education, Culture and Society and the Ph.D. concentration in Theory, Organization and Policy. Faculty teach a broad range of courses that assist students across the GSE in developing theoretical frameworks, methodologies and perspectives that are critical to grappling with issues of social justice and equity in education settings and mentor students in those areas. The candidate filling this position will contribute to the GSE’s program in Education, Culture and Society, and strengthen the Graduate School of Education’s theoretical rigor, intersectional analyses, and commitment to dismantling racism and other axes of systemic oppressions.

Additionally, the scholar filling this position will conduct a research and publication agenda that advances Rutgers Graduate School of Education’s pursuit of advancing excellence and equity in education; demonstrate commitment to community engaged scholarship and scholarly productivity by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and with highly respected presses; secure competitive external research support, and present at national and international scholarly conferences; contribute to the success of programs across the GSE; participate in relevant program development and innovation; develop and teach graduate courses in critical studies of education within their areas of expertise; assume an active role in the Education, Culture and Society program and in the School and provide graduate student advisement, mentoring, teaching and service; participate actively in national professional organizations; and contribute to the strategic goals of the Graduate School of Education.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for this position are required to hold an earned doctoral degree from an accredited major research university in a social science discipline (including education). We seek candidates with demonstrated strong theoretical and methodological training, and a demonstrated commitment to and expertise in the preparation of anti-racist educators. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in PreK-12 education and to community engaged scholarship, scholarly promise and accomplishment should apply. The ideal candidate will have prior successful teaching experience at the university level and demonstrated success or potential for success in securing competitive external research funding.

Our school and university encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions.

To Apply: Applicants should submit their applications online.  Your application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and research statement; (4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five individuals who may be contacted as references as well as a brief description of the capacity in which you know each reference. Additionally, candidates must submit at least one, but no more than three, published or unpublished papers; and submit these items as separate attachments, preferably as PDF documents. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 1, 2024.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Co-chairs: Dr. Melinda Mangin and Dr. Krystal Strong  





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