Assistant/Associate Tenure-Track/Tenured Professor - Race and Education - Clark University
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 168117
Location: Worcester, MA Category: Faculty Posted On: Thu Sep 28 2023 Job Description:
The Education Department at Clark University invites applications for a full- time tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenure-eligible Associate Professor with experience and expertise in community-engaged participatory research and who utilizes an antiracist framework in their scholarship. We seek a scholar who links their analysis of race and racism to structural/institutional frameworks combined with a deep commitment to liberatory praxis. While the approach could take many forms and address many areas of race/racism, we seek a scholar who examines structural challenges/solutions related to for example, racial diversity in the teaching force, the overrepresentation of Black/Latine youth in disciplinary practices, or racial inequities in funding, to name but a few examples.
In terms of teaching, tenure-line faculty at Clark University are expected to teach two courses each semester (only one in their first semester). This position will primarily contribute to the recently developed and fast-growing major/minor of Community, Youth, and Education Studies. This is an interdisciplinary undergraduate major housed in the Education Department and featuring courses from the departments of Education, Geography, International Development Community and Environment, Psychology and Sociology. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses that support the core coursework in the program along with courses that serve as electives in the major/minor.
This successful candidate will join an Education Department that has just completed a strategic review resulting in the university approved plan to convert the department into a School of Education that will develop new graduate programs in educational leadership, school psychology, comparative education and more. We seek a scholar at the associate or advanced assistant level with a proven track-record of research success in community engaged scholarship focused on race and/or racism who can be successful in securing research funding and can build the scholarly reputation of the Department (and eventually School) of Education, particularly as it relates to racial justice and equity. Further, this scholarly approach will support the department's strategic vision to become a space of antiracist leadership and scholarship at Clark and in partnering schools and communities.
Ideally, the successful candidate will have alignments in an area of synergy with the Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies which houses Africana Studies, Latin American & Latinx Studies, Asian Studies, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, and more.
Requirements for candidates:
A Ph.D./Ed.D. completed in Education or a related field
A body of scholarship on race/racism and evidencing some form of community engaged scholarship
Demonstrated experience of grant writing and/or securing grant funding
Preferred qualities of candidates:
Experience obtaining grant funding and/or being a principal investigator (PI) on grants
The exhibited capacity to weave experiential knowledge with academic knowledge on race/racism
Experience teaching courses similar to the core courses offered in the Community, Youth, and Education Studies major
Evidence of experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders to develop new organizational programing
Evidence of Racial Equity Contributions
We are hopeful that candidates may possess one or more of the following qualities:
Experience in Interdisciplinary teaching, research, and programming
Demonstrated ability to develop trusting relationships with colleagues, youth, and community members
Experience working with doctoral programs
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Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.