The University of Washington’s College of Education is pleased to announce four positions that will contribute to our College’s commitment to advancing educational equity. We invite outstanding scholars to join our accomplished faculty to make a difference in solving the most pressing problems in education.

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 Professor of Learning, Education & Politics [+]

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Learning Sciences and Human Development with a focus on the design of innovative learning environments, educational equity, and macro-political phenomena. Strong candidates will have active research agendas in learning and education with a focus on improving equity and excellence in learning opportunities and outcomes, addressing topics that may include (but are not limited to) the following: creating expansive learning opportunities for youth and communities (e.g., through tinkering and making experiences); promoting and expanding the boundaries of disciplinary learning (e.g., in history, literacy, or STEM subjects); connecting learning across formal and informal learning environments for youth from non-dominant communities; designing innovative learning environments based on an understanding of social, political, and historical aspects of learning; designing learning experiences to help youth productively coordinate multiple identities (e.g., racial, gender, class, academic, learner). A successful candidate 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, and colonization in knowing and learning; building equity-focused capacity across learning organizations through design-based implementation research; considering cultural and social justice benefits of connecting different knowledge and learning systems). All candidates must have an earned doctorate in learning sciences, educational anthropology, or another relevant field or discipline.

The faculty member will teach courses on such topics for Ph.D. and M.Ed. students across the College and be a main contributor to practitioner-focused preparation programs (e.g., the elementary or secondary Master in Teaching [MIT] Program). The faculty member will also have opportunities to contribute to undergraduate programs. We are especially interested in candidates who have a strong interest in and capacity to collaborate with other researchers, practitioners, and historically underserved communities across multiple levels of educational systems. The faculty member will join a team of highly collaborative learning scientists who work closely with faculty across the College and University on research projects, courses, and partnerships with school systems, informal educational institutions, and community organizations that address essential gaps in knowledge and practice related to educational equity and social transformation.

The UW College of Education, the nation’s No. 3-ranked public school of education, is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the College and across the entire University. The College dedicates its resources to make excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. 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. 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. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The College of Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Applications should include:
(1) A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, explanation of your research agenda, and evidence of teaching and partnerships with school districts, schools, informal educational institutions, or community organizations serving youth from non-dominant or marginalized communities; (2) An equity statement embedded in the letter detailing how your teaching, service, and scholarship has supported—or will support—the success of students from racial, ethnic, class, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field in order to further the College of Education’s commitment to equity and social justice; (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. In your letter, please explicitly address how you see your present and future work as operating at the intersection of learning, education, and politics. For the equity statement, describe how you have experiences or engaged with issues of diversity and inclusion in education.

Send queries about the position to Dr. Philip Bell, search chair, at pbell@uw.edu.

Please submit your application packet electronically to the search chair, Dr. Philip Bell, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at coejobs@uw.edu, 222 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1st, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2018.

Search committee members include: Dr. Katie Headrick Taylor (kht126@uw.edu); Dr. Roxanne Hudson (rhudson@uw.edu); and Dr. Jim Mazza (mazza@uw.edu).

Assistant Professor of Literacy Instruction in Multilingual Elementary School Settings [+]

The University of Washington, College of Education seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Literacy Instruction in Multilingual Elementary School Settings.  We seek a colleague whose teaching and research are focused on literacy instruction (including reading and writing) in multilingual settings and motivated by goals of equity in the elementary classroom and beyond.  Our new colleague will join our Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (TLC) area, a national leader in research on teaching, teacher learning, teacher education, and curriculum.  
 
We are a College that takes teacher education and the teaching and learning of school subjects as central to our mission. The successful candidate will join faculty who share a commitment to equity, democracy, and justice in education and society. In particular, the candidate will join with TLC faculty in the program of Language, Literacy, and Culture as well as colleagues throughout the COE who share commitment to equity. The successful candidate must possess: (1) an earned doctorate in Education or closely related field, with expertise in literacy instruction in multilingual settings; (2) a minimum of three years experience teaching in schools, preferably with multilingual students, and experience working with teachers; (3) previous higher education teaching and research experience; and (4) a record of scholarly publications and successful external funding, or potential for each.

We are open to candidates with a variety of methodological perspectives and scholarly interests, including but not limited to: intervention research, research-based reading practices, academic literacies, digital literacies, New Literacies, bi/multiliteracies, critical language awareness, discourse analysis, or literacy development in dual language or ESL/EAL instruction.

We are searching for a scholar with a deep and expansive understanding of scholarship and practice in K-8 literacy instruction (reading and writing). Preferred candidates must have a commitment to teacher education and teacher development, as well as experience working with teachers and multilingual students. The successful candidate will have a productive research agenda, seek external research funding, and contribute to the national and local discourse and scholarship around K-8 literacy instruction in multilingual settings. Our new colleague will teach regularly in one or more of the elementary teacher education and endorsement programs, participate in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs; advise and mentor graduate students; and participate in service and outreach activities, including building partnerships with K-12 schools.

The UW College of Education, the nation’s No. 3-ranked public school of education, is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the College and across the entire University. The College dedicates its resources to make excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. 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. The College is home to the Center for Multicultural Education/Banks Center for Educational Justice and is a key contributor to the UW’s Race and Equity Initiative through multi-pronged efforts to advance access to high-quality education among underserved populations on campus and in our region’s schools. 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. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The College of Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Applications should include:
(1) a detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, research agenda, and evidence of experience in multilingual settings, (2) an equity statement within the letter describing personal and scholarly experiences with and commitment to equity-related work, 3) a curriculum vitae,  (4) two samples of scholarly writing, (5) names and contact information for three references from whom letters can be requested at a later date, and (6) an email address for further communications.
Send queries about the position to Dr. Deborah McCutchen, search chair, at mccutch@uw.edu.

Please submit applications both electronically and by mail to the search chair, Dr. Deborah McCutchen, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at coejobs@uw.edu, 222 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600.  The committee will begin reviewing applications October 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment will commence September 16, 2018.
Search committee members include: Dr. Sheila Valencia (valencia@uw.edu); Dr. Manka Varghese (mankav@uw.edu); and Dr. Teddi Beam- Conway (beamt@uw.edu).

Assistant Professor of Educational Politics, Governance, and Finance [+]

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the areas of Educational Politics, Governance, and Finance with a focus on educational equity and learning across P-12 settings. Strong candidates would have active research agendas in policy, organizations, and/or leadership, addressing such topics as the politics of education/governance and state and federal policy, especially regarding education finance. A successful candidate will bring an explicit equity lens to such matters and a demonstrated commitment to examining and contributing to new political, organizational, or resource arrangements that foster equitable educational opportunities and outcomes especially for students traditionally underserved by public school systems. Preference will also be given to candidates who have demonstrated expertise in quantitative and/or mixed methods. All candidates must have an earned doctorate by the date of appointment in a relevant field or discipline such as: educational policy, educational finance, leadership and organizations, political science, public policy, economics, or sociology.

The faculty member will teach courses on such topics for Ph.D. and M.Ed. students across the College and be a main contributor to one or more practitioner-focused programs (e.g., Leadership for Learning [Ed.D.], the Danforth Principals Program and the Masters in Education Policy [MEP] Program). The faculty member will also have opportunities to contribute to undergraduate programs. We are especially interested in candidates who have a strong interest in and capacity to collaborate with other researchers, practitioners, and historically underserved communities across multiple levels of educational systems. The faculty member will join a team of highly collaborative colleagues on research projects, courses, and partnerships with school systems, education nonprofits/advocacy organizations, and governmental agencies that address essential gaps in knowledge and practice.

The UW College of Education, the nation’s No. 3-ranked public school of education, is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the College and across the entire University. The College dedicates its resources to make excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. 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. 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. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The College of Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Applications should include:
(1) A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, research agenda, evidence of teaching, and evidence of partnerships with policymakers, educational leaders or community leaders/members serving historically disenfranchised youth. 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 addressing educational inequities. (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) Names and contact information for three references. Please do not send letters at this time. The College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists; and (4) Two examples of scholarly writing, preferably ones that demonstrate your approach to politics, policy, education finance, and governance as well as how your work will further the College of Education’s commitment to equity and social justice; (5) an email address for further communications.

Send queries about the position to Dr. Meredith Honig, search chair, at mihonig@uw.edu.

Please submit your application packet electronically to the search chair, Dr. Meredith Honig, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at coejobs@uw.edu, 222 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15th, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2018.

Search committee members include: Andrea Cobb (cobba@uw.edu); Dr. Kristen Missall (kmissall@uw.edu); Dr. Min Sun (misun@uw.edu); and Dr. William Zumeta (zumeta@uw.edu).

Assistant Professor of Educational Measurement & Statistics [+]

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Educational Measurement. The UW COE Measurement & Statistics (M&S) graduate program, which began in the late 1960s, prepares students to be leaders in the research and practice of state‐of‐the‐art test development, psychometrics, and applied statistics. Both faculty and students in the program are dedicated to improving policy and equity through the practice of rigorous quantitative research methodology. At this time, we seek applicants with a doctoral degree in Educational Measurement & Statistics or closely related field (e.g., quantitative psychology), with a scholarly focus on item response theory (IRT) modeling. More specifically, applicants should demonstrate an active research program in an area such as: multilevel IRT, longitudinal IRT, differential item functioning (DIF) in IRT, other latent variable models for item-level data, large-scale test development, computer-adaptive testing, or Bayesian analysis methods for item-level data. Additionally, we anticipate that applicants will also have some experience conducting applied research in one or more substantive areas such as classroom assessment, teacher education, special education, literacy education, or early childhood education.

The successful candidate should be prepared to: (1) maintain an active research program in one or more of the areas listed above (or other synergistic areas), (2) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in educational measurement and statistics, and advise and mentor graduate students, (3) engage in grant development activities focused on quantitative methodology as well as collaborations with other faculty, and (4) engage in service with local, state, and national community partners when such opportunities arise. Teaching duties for this position will specifically include educational assessment courses for candidates in our teacher preparation programs, as well as courses in psychometrics and statistics. Successful candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have experience with or willingness to work with a highly diverse student body.

The UW College of Education, the nation’s No. 3-ranked public school of education, is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the College and across the entire University. The College dedicates its resources to make excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. 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. 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. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The College of Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

Applications should include:
(1) a detailed letter describing their qualifications for the position, including (a) academic preparation, (b) experience and future goals in research, teaching, and service, as well as (c) how their research, teaching, or service experience/goals align with the UW COE’s commitment to educational equity, diversity, and inclusiveness; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) two samples of scholarly writing; (4) names and contact information for three references from whom letters can be requested at a later date; and (5) an email address for further communications.

Send queries about the position to Dr. Min Li, search chair, at minli@uw.edu.

Please submit your application packet electronically to the search chair, Dr. Min Li, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at coejobs@uw.edu, Box 353600, 222 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600. The committee will begin reviewing applications October 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2018.

Search committee members include: Dr. Elizabeth Sanders, Dr. Soojin Park, and Dr. Dagmar Amtmann.