Assistant Professor - Social Foundations of Education: Race, Power, and Social Justice in Education (Tenure Track)
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 214430
Nationally ranked among US News & World Report's Best Education Graduate Schools, Rutgers Graduate School of Education is part of New Jersey's flagship public research university. Committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks outstanding scholars to join the school and to help advance our three thematic strategic plan priority areas of diversity, equity, and social justice; STEM in education; and effective teaching and learning. Accordingly, we seek an outstanding scholar to join the school in its Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Administration. We seek a tenure-track colleague whose research expertise is in Race and Social Justice in Education with a focus on advancing issues of diversity, access, and equity in education and society. Candidates for this position will have a social science background, a critical theoretical approach, and analysis of power in their scholarship. Attractive candidates will have a focus on race with intersecting expertise in one or more of the following areas: racial capitalism, coloniality, political economy, migration, ethnic studies, indigeneity, critical geographies, and spatial analyses, carcerality, disability studies, queer and trans studies, critical policy studies.
Faculty in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Administration contribute to master's and doctoral programs focusing on issues of equity, structural inequality, and social justice in education, including graduate programs in Education, Culture and Society and the Ph.D. concentration in Theory, Organization and Policy. Faculty teach a broad range of courses that assist students across the GSE in developing theoretical frameworks, methodologies and perspectives that are critical to grappling with issues of social justice and equity in education settings and mentor students in those areas. The candidate filling this position will contribute to the GSE's program in Education, Culture and Society, and strengthen the Graduate School of Education's theoretical rigor, intersectional analyses, and commitment to dismantling racism and other axes of systemic oppressions.
Additionally, the scholar filling this position will conduct a research and publication agenda that advances Rutgers Graduate School of Education's pursuit of advancing excellence and equity in education; demonstrate commitment to community engaged scholarship and scholarly productivity by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and with highly respected presses; secure competitive external research support, and present at national and international scholarly conferences; contribute to the success of programs across the GSE; participate in relevant program development and innovation; develop and teach graduate courses in critical studies of education within their areas of expertise; assume an active role in the Education, Culture and Society program and in the School and provide graduate student advisement, mentoring, teaching and service; participate actively in national professional organizations; and contribute to the strategic goals of the Graduate School of Education.
Our School and University strongly encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 1, 2024.
Candidates for this position are required to hold an earned doctoral degree from an accredited major research university in a social science discipline (including education). We seek candidates with demonstrated strong theoretical and methodological training, and a demonstrated commitment to and expertise in the preparation of anti-racist educators. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in PreK-12 education and to community engaged scholarship, scholarly promise and accomplishment should apply. The ideal candidate will have prior successful teaching experience at the university level and demonstrated success or potential for success in securing competitive external research funding.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.