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University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The USF School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position commencing Fall 2018 in: Critical Educational Foundations & Community Engaged Scholarship. The Assistant Professor will be housed in the International and Multicultural Education (IME) Department, and support the General Education curriculum where educational foundations and methodology courses are offered for Masters (MA) and Doctoral-level (EdD) students.

The successful candidate should have a program of research that addresses problems of educational inequalities through engaged scholarship. The candidate should have expertise in critical approaches to research, theories and pedagogies and examine the relationship between schooling and unequal social relations, such as related to race, class, culture, language, religion, sexuality, gender, and/or nation. We are especially interested in candidates with a strong grounding in engaged scholarship with schools and communities, who employ innovative uses of qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods. The position will be housed in the IME Department and also support the General Education curriculum. The successful candidate will play an integral role in working with the doctoral steering committee to revise doctoral curriculum across the School of Education towards a greater focus on social justice and community-engaged scholarship.

The IME Department & General Education
Since its inception in 1975, the IME Department has been committed to understanding inequalities based on race, class, gender, and nationality as a way of promoting educational scholarship and research based on principles of equity and social justice. IME provides students with educational experiences that generate leadership, ethical responsibility and service to all communities with focused studies on formal and informal education within social, cultural, and linguistic contexts in both the United States and abroad. The IME Department has always been innovative in its curriculum and scholarship by utilizing a comparative lens to examine educational issues and by promoting critical pedagogy and participatory action research. IME offers three MA degree programs: MA in Human Rights Education (the only one of its kind in

the US), MA in IME, and MA in TESOL, in addition to the EdD in IME, with concentrations in Human Rights Education or Second Language Acquisition.

The General Education curriculum seeks to prepare education professionals to advance social justice though critical inquiry, informed practice, and engaged scholarship in solidarity with historically marginalized communities. It provides required foundations and methods courses for all doctoral students and programs in the School of Education and the required methods course for Masters students across four programs.

Job Responsibilities:

-Teaching courses on social and critical theories of education, research methodologies in education, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of research expertise
-Conducting research and publishing scholarly work in education
-Contributing to IME programs/department including supervising student theses/field projects and doctoral dissertations
-Assisting with student recruitment, enrollment and advising
-Contributing to the School of Education and university initiatives and mission, including building partnerships with schools and communities

Minimum Requirements:

-The candidate should have an EdD or PhD in Education or a related field with an emphasis on critical foundations, research, theories and/or pedagogies.

-Able to teach research methods

-The candidate’s research area should be social justice-oriented and/or interdisciplinary (i.e., anthropology, sociology, political geography, feminist studies, and/or cultural studies). Specific areas of focus in the IME Department are: ethnic studies, gender, LGBTQI issues in education, sustainability, decolonizing education, among others.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:

EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.





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Posted: 11/9/2017
Application Due: 5/28/2018
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