Assistant or Associate Professor - Equity & Diversity in Education

Randolph-Macon College
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant or Associate Professor – Equity & Diversity in Education



The Department of Education at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Equity & Diversity in Education beginning August 2022. The Department offers 14 undergraduate programs in education: a major in elementary education, a minor in special education, ten secondary minor programs, and two minors in music education. Faculty in the Department are deeply committed to preparing reflective, competent professionals capable of meeting the diverse needs of learners and committed to advancing equity in education settings. Students spend time in field placements beginning with their very first education course, accumulating over 300 hours of clinical time (major) and 100 hours of clinical time (minor) prior to their 300-hour student teaching experience. All programs are fully accredited by CAEP, and the Department is committed to the process of ongoing reflection and the use of multiple measures to inform continuous improvement. The Department is growing and has an exceptional rate of employment (100% over six years) as well as retention in the field after graduation (92% after 8 years).


Randolph-Macon College, founded in 1830, is a selective, primarily residential liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1500 students located in the northern suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. It is 90 miles south of Washington, DC and 15 miles north of Richmond. The College seeks employees committed to advancing inclusion and equity and to cultivating a community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression. Of special interest are candidates who can further the College’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The College is committed to the safety of its employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic; for more information visit the “Protect the Hive” section of our website. 

Position Details

The new tenure-track faculty member will teach courses in foundations of education and diversity in education. The candidate will also be expected to actively participate in service to the College community, and to pursue an active research agenda that contributes to advancing the department, College, the profession, and society. Additional duties will include teaching general education courses or supervising student teachers as needed, advising students, and contributing to the overall refinement of our undergraduate programs.


Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to instructional practices, policies, and programs that enhance equitable opportunities for students, particularly those from historically marginalized backgrounds. Candidates who have a record of serving and partnering with culturally diverse and minoritized communities across multiple levels of educational systems (e.g., schools, districts, higher education) will be strongly considered. Scholarship should include a focus on equity in education, including anti-racist education and emancipatory pedagogy. The faculty member will bring critical theories and methods to their research—which may include critical race theory, intersectionality, or LatCrit theory.


In-person teaching, mentoring students and providing professional development for colleagues, schools, and community groups is required. Experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to work with non-traditional students are essential for this position. The candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities and show a commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the College community. Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.





Minimum Qualifications:

  • D. or other terminal degree in teacher education, curriculum & instruction, or a closely related field (ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2022.)
  • Experience in undergraduate teaching
  • Clear evidence of a commitment to equity in education as demonstrated by a persistent line of inquiry and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • Minimum of three years of K-12 teaching experience


Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Experience working within a professional development school network, building and sustaining relationships with local partners
  • Experience providing professional development opportunities in the area of equity in education for in-service teachers and/or colleagues in higher education
  • Experience collaborating with mentor teachers and administrators in local schools while supervising student teachers
  • Knowledge of accreditation processes and a willingness to work with colleagues to engage in ongoing data collection, analysis and continuous improvement, particularly in the area of diversity
  • Experience with online instruction and/or demonstrated commitment to teaching using effective online learning environments as necessary.
  • Record of serving and partnering successfully with culturally diverse and minoritized communities across multiple levels of educational systems (e.g., schools, districts, higher education)
  • Additional areas of expertise in Secondary Education, Social Studies, or teacher education is desired.


Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following materials:


  • Cover letter/letter of interest that addresses the position qualifications
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement describing past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.



Applications received by November 5, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Please e-mail your application to Sabrina Granderson ( Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Dr. April D. Hennis Marchetti
Department Chair, Education Department

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