To further expand and deepen our school community's core values of
excellence, antiracism, equity and social justice, the School of
Education at American University seeks to hire a full-time faculty
member (non-tenure track) with expertise and experience in
antiracist education for our Education policy and Leadership
program. Faculty must hold deep commitments and "practice-oriented"
expertise in antiracist education in their respective fields. The
SOE sees this hire as a continued and growing commitment to
furthering antiracist education across AU, in the local DC
community, the nation, and decolonizing across the globe.
AU SOE has become a strong voice for antiracist education in the
Washington DC area (for example, see https://www.american.edu/soe/summer.cfm
The below job description is for a Senior Professorial
Lecturer/Professorial Lecturer in the MEd Education Policy and
Leadership (EPL) program at the School of Education. This is a term
(non-tenure track) faculty appointment for the academic year
2021-2022, with the potential for subsequent annual reappointment.
It is a 12-month position and will commence in Spring 2022 (January
2022). The SOE is committed to diversity, equity, and excellence in
education and the SOE actively encourages applications from members
of all ethnic, racial, and/or cultural identities underrepresented
in higher education. As a School and faculty, we continue to grow
our knowledge and practice around anti-racist practice and
American University’s School of Education (SOE) is located in
Washington DC, a city with committed and innovative urban educators
and access to some of the nation’s largest and most diverse school
districts. The SOE, with commitments to anti-racism, historical and
socio-political understandings of race and racism, systems theory,
increasing equitable educational outcomes of students in all
learning environments, is a growing school with programs in teacher
education, special education, international education, and
educational policy and leadership. American University is a private
research institution within easy reach of the many centers of
government, business, research, and the arts. For more information
about American University, visit www.american.edu
information about the School of Education is available at https://www.american.edu/soe/
With a focus on education leadership, policy
analysis and implementation, and practical learning experiences,
the MEd program is strongly committed to the values of anti-racism,
innovative partnerships, and practitioner knowledge.
The MEd in Education Policy & Leadership program, which
operates both in-person and online, prepares educators and other
professionals to serve as leaders in education organizations.
Students gain the knowledge and skills in leadership, policy,
anti-racist approaches, law, economics, and research to effectively
administer education programs and policies at all levels.
More information about the EPL program can be found here: https://www.american.edu/soe/policy/
Over the calendar year, the faculty member will be expected to
teach across the MEd program (online and/or on-campus).
Key responsibilities include the following:
- Teaching courses, reflective of anti-racist knowledges,
literacies, and capacities over a 12-month period.
- Other responsibilities aligned with the MEd program
(participating in equitable admissions processes, program
- Service to EPL, SOE, American University, the local DC
community, and/or the field of Education Policy and
Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants for this term faculty position should hold a Ph.D.,
Ed.D., or other terminal degree in education leadership, education
policy, or another relevant field. Highly qualified applicants with
all but dissertation in a field related to education will be
Candidates must have a belief in, and commitment to anti-racism,
within their practice, research, and/or teaching. Candidates will
have experience and knowledge across some of the following:
education policy analysis and implementation, education leadership
theory and practice, or organizational change. Candidates with
school, district, or state policy implementation experience, or
leadership experience, are preferred.
Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two references
(name and contact information), and recent teaching evaluations or
a statement of teaching effectiveness or philosophy. It is highly
recommended that applicants reflect on their experience, vision,
and commitment to anti-racist practice. Applicants should highlight
evidence of contributions to anti-racism, equity, and justice,
which could include teaching, research, practice, policy,
mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds, service, or other
areas. Questions should be directed to Scott Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org