The University of Washington College of Education is pleased to announce four positions that will contribute to our College’s commitment to advancing equity, inclusion and access in education. In particular, we encourage candidates whose expertise will help advance our strategic initiative to build the College’s capacity for working with American Indian/Alaska Native youth, families and communities. 

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

Assistant or Associate Professor of Learning Science and Human Development [+]

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill two nine-month full time tenure-track positions in the area of Learning Sciences and Human Development (LSHD).  The College of Education is building its capacity for community-engaged work with American Indian /Alaska Native youth, families, and communities. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in these areas.

These positions are part of a larger cluster hire in LSHD, which will add four tenure-line faculty, working at the intersection of culture, learning and development, over the next two years. As such, the specific constellation of expertise in any individual faculty position is somewhat flexible. All successful candidates will bring a demonstrated commitment to examining and contributing to equitable educational opportunities and systemic transformation (e.g., attending to issues of race, culture, class, gender, sexuality, and colonization in knowing and learning). 

Successful candidates will have an active research agenda and record of scholarly publications and external funding (or strong potential for each), and evidence or promise of successful teaching and mentoring experience, with a focus on one of the following areas:

Assistant or Associate Professor in Adolescent Development Within and Across Contexts (e.g., schools, communities, family, peers), involving expertise in such areas as:

  • Socioemotional learning and development
  • Social construction of identities including intersections of race, culture, gender, and sexuality
  • Developmental psychology and/or sociocultural methods

Assistant Professor in Community/Civic Engagement as Social Transformation, involving expertise in such areas as:

  • Development of youth agency and identity through digital media design and/or by expanding boundaries of disciplinary learning (e.g., in history, literacy, or STEM subjects);
  • Ethnographic and design-based work connecting young people, families, community organizations, and schools

The College of Education and the area of Learning Sciences and Human Development have a strong focus on equity. All candidates are expected to provide evidence of an emphasis on equity or to articulate how their research agenda builds on equity-oriented frameworks. Within the above focal areas, we are interested in scholars of human learning and development whose work or experience includes motivation, engagement, and/or supporting children, families, and/or communities affected by trauma. We are especially interested in candidates who have a strong interest in and capacity to partner with other researchers, practitioners, and stakeholders in Indigenous communities across multiple levels of educational systems (e.g., tribal nations and communities, schools, districts, higher education, youth-serving organizations). University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

For appointment as an Associate Professor, the applicant must have a demonstrated record of research, publication, and external funding; successful teaching and advising; and service consistent with standards for rank and tenure.

If hired, you would join a team of highly collaborative faculty who work closely with members of the College, University, and Puget Sound region communities on research projects, courses, and partnerships that address essential gaps in knowledge and practice related to educational equity and social transformation. You would teach graduate courses in your areas of expertise, as well as teach in the Education Community & Organizations (ECO) undergraduate major and/or our teacher preparation programs.

The UW College of Education, the nation’s No. 3-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 and minoritized communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. The University of Washington is committed to building a vibrant environment for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Our 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.  The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) region as well as tribes whose traditional homelands are on the Pacific Coast, east of the Cascade Mountains, along the Columbia River, and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

To learn more about the University of Washington (http://www.washington.edu) and the College of Education (http://education.washington.edu), our mission and goals, research and outreach activities, faculty, and academic programs, please visit us on the web.

Qualifications

An earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in Learning Sciences, Human Development, Educational Psychology, Educational Anthropology, or related field by time of appointment;

Instructions

(1) A detailed letter describing your qualifications, including academic preparation, experience, explanation of your research agenda, and how your work is situated at the intersection of culture, learning, and development; (2) A one-page equity statement detailing how your teaching, service, and scholarship examines and contributes to equitable educational opportunities and systemic transformation (e.g., attending to issues of race, culture, class, gender, sexuality, and colonization in learning and development); (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 finalists; (5) At least two examples of scholarly writing related to the themes of the search; (6) an email address for further communications.

Send queries about the position to Dr. Susan Nolen, search chair, at sunolen@uw.edu.

Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2019.

Search committee members include: Dr. Katie Headrick Taylor (kht126@uw.edu); Dr. Jodi Newman (jcbn@uw.edu), Dr. Filiberto Barajas-Lopez (barajasf@uw.edu), Dr. Carly Roberts (carober1@uw.edu), Dr. Kara Jackson (karajack@uw.edu), Dr. Janine Jones (jjones2@uw.edu), and Dr. Deborah McCutchen (mccutch@uw.edu).

Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Finance, Policy and Politics [+]

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Educational Finance, Policy, and Politics, with a focus on educational equity in P-12 settings. This position involves active research agendas in educational finance, as well as the intersections between finance and the politics of education, or the intersections between finance and other aspects of educational policy. This position may also involve quantitative methods and collaborating with qualitative or mixed methods scholars. In this role, the successful candidate will bring an explicit equity lens to their scholarship, with a focus on examining resource distribution, management arrangements, and other policies, especially at the state-level, that hinder or foster equitable public education for historically marginalized students.

Our new colleague will have opportunities to contribute to our Ph.D., M.Ed., and undergraduate programs, as well as practitioner-focused programs (e.g., Leadership for Learning [Ed.D.] for system-level leaders, the Danforth Principals Program, and the Masters in Education Policy [MEP] Program). The College of Education is building its capacity for working with American Indian /Alaska Native youth, families, and communities. Candidates with expertise in these areas will be able to contribute to this important initiative. Moreover, the State of Washington is in the midst of significant educational reforms such as, increasing basic education funding, improving academic achievement and closing opportunity gaps, increasing pathways to graduation, and improving our statewide assessment system. This provides a window of opportunity for the successful candidate to influence a range of pressing policy issues. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The UW College of Education, the nation’s No. 3-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 and minoritized communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. The University of Washington is committed to building a vibrant environment for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.  Our 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.  The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) region as well as tribes whose traditional homelands are on the Pacific Coast, east of the Cascade Mountains, along the Columbia River, and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Qualifications

All candidates must have an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent by the date of appointment in a relevant field or discipline such as: educational policy, educational finance, political science, public policy, economics, or sociology.

Instructions

(1) A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, research agenda, evidence about teaching, and evidence of capacity to generate outside funding. The committee is also interested in evidence of partnerships with policymakers, educational leaders or community leaders/members serving historically disenfranchised P-12 students; (2) a one-page statement describing experiences with and commitment to equity in research, teaching, service, and/or outreach; (3) Curriculum vitae; (4) Names and contact information for three references. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists); (4) Two examples of scholarly writing; and (5) an email address for further communications.

Send queries about the position to Co-chairs Drs. Min Sun (misun@uw.edu) & Nancy Beadie (nbeadie@uw.edu).

Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2019.

Search committee members include: Nancy Beadie (nbeadie@uw.edu); Min Sun (misun@uw.edu); William Zumeta (zumeta@uw.edu); Soojin Oh Park (parkso@uw.edu); Andrea Cobb (cobba@uw.edu); and Zach LeClair (zleclair@uw.edu).

To learn more about the University of Washington (http://www.washington.edu) and the College of Education (http://education.washington.edu), our mission and goals, research and outreach activities, faculty, and academic programs, please visit us on the web.

Assistant Professor of Justice and Equity in Teacher Education [+]

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in justice and equity in teacher education. This position involves active research agendas relevant to the preparation and ongoing development of teachers who work alongside children, youth, families, and communities. In this role, the successful candidate will contribute to a growing doctoral program in teacher education and support collaborative inquiry and practice in our innovative teacher education programs. Teaching opportunities will include courses in our graduate and undergraduate programs. We welcome candidates whose scholarly work explores issues of justice and equity in relation to race, culture, gender and sexuality, land, migration, ability, and/or language in teaching and learning, with a particular focus on Native and Indigenous Education and American Indian/Alaska Native youth, families, and communities.

The UW College of Education, the nation’s No. 3-ranked public school of education, dedicates its resources to make excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges. The 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. We invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse and minoritized communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington is committed to building a vibrant environment for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.  Our growing infrastructure includes the Department of American Indian Studies, which offers an undergraduate major and minor; the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute based in the School of Social Work; the Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility opened in 2015; the Burke Museum’s renowned Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Indian Art; and the newly developing Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) region as well as tribes whose traditional homelands are on the Pacific Coast, east of the Cascade Mountains, along the Columbia River, and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must possess: (1) an earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in Education or closely related field, with expertise in preservice and/or inservice teacher preparation; (2) teaching experience in relevant settings; (3) previous higher education teaching and/or research experience; and (4) a record of scholarly publications and successful external funding, or potential for each.

Instructions

(1) A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, research agenda, experience or evidence of teaching. Please explicitly address how you see your past, present and near-future research, teaching and service addressing specific elements of this job description, including its emphasis on justice and equity in teacher education (2) A one page statement describing experiences with and commitment to equity in research, teaching, service, and/or outreach; (3) Curriculum vitae; (4) Names and contact information for three references. (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists);  (5) Two examples of scholarly writing, preferably ones that demonstrate the implications of your work to teacher education; and (6) an email address for further communications.

Send queries about the position to Dr. Elham Kazemi, search chair, at ekazemi@uw.edu.

Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2019.

Search committee members include: Margaret Beneke, beneke@uw.edu; Django Paris, dparis@uw.edu, Patrick Sexton, pgsexton@uw.edu; and Manka Varghese, mankav@uw.edu.

To learn more about the University of Washington (http://www.washington.edu) and the College of Education (http://education.washington.edu), our mission and goals, research and outreach activities, faculty, and academic programs, please visit us on the web.