Educ-Office of the Dean - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19008655)
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenured or Tenure-Stream) of Urban Education and Quantitative Methods
University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
POSITION: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor; full-time, tenured or tenure-track position, beginning September 2020 .
DESCRIPTION: The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks candidates for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will use quantitative and/or mixed methods to study the context of urban education and/or urban communities from an interdisciplinary perspective and/or through one of several disciplines: anthropology, area studies, geography, instruction and learning, learning sciences, policy, sociology, teacher education, or related disciplines/fields.
The successful candidate will join our vibrant community of researchers and practitioners focusing on urban education, including faculty and staff who are affiliated with the Center for Urban Education. The successful candidate will also add to our deep expertise in quantitative research methods, which cross-cuts all of our departments, as well as collaborate with colleagues to develop and apply quantitative research methods in pursuit of equitable, just, and sustainable urban educational change. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of our PhD and/or EdD programs in urban education, develop and teach courses related to urban education and quantitative methods, mentor and advise graduate students, and secure external funding.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a critical, social justice, equity-focused orientation in research, teaching, and service.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for the position will have an earned doctorate in urban education or a related field (see above) and career experience, including research, teaching, and publications that demonstrate considerable contribution to the mission of the School of Education and the Center for Urban Education. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and students. Additionally, evidence of strong coursework, related preparation, grantsmanship activity, and/or work experience in urban education is desirable.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Interested applicants should submit (a) a letter of application that describes their qualifications for the position/role and their professional interests; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) a teaching statement; (d) two samples of written scholarship; and (e) the names of at least three professional references to https://app.education.pitt.edu/employment/postings . Finalists will be required to submit three written letters of recommendation. If unable to upload documents, then mail materials to: Megan Brennan, Urban Education and Quantitative Methods Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, 5306 WWPH, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
For inquiries, contact Dr. T. Elon Dancy II, Search Committee Chair, a t firstname.lastname@example.org . Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2019 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and representation.
UNIVERSITY SETTING : The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related Research I institution located in the heart of the city of Pittsburgh. Many faculty in the school are engaged in research on teacher education, inquiry-based instruction, urban schooling, and critical education studies. The School of Education has a long history of collaboration with school systems throughout Western Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The Center for Urban Education seeks to develop and document best practices for restructuring opportunity in education institutions, serving students and education workers in just and equitable ways, and collaborating with education systems to define the practices and possibilities that support a self-determined humanity. The Center for Urban Education is also home to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) journal, Educational Researcher .
The city of Pittsburgh has numerous universities, museums, parks, and cultural offerings; extensive public transportation and bicycle lanes; and proximity to state parks and outdoor activities. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Please refer to job description The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 19008655
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.