Campbell Endowed Chair of Urban Education

Job description

We seek a distinguished scholar at the Associate or Full Professor level who will positively contribute to our innovative urban teacher education and Masters programs as the holder of the Campbell Endowed Chair of Urban Education.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should possess an Ed.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited institution and have an established record of research and teaching experience. Applicants’ scholarly focus should address issues of identity, equity, power, and justice in educational contexts including schools and communities. Desired focus areas are critical theories of race, educational justice movements, diversifying the teacher pipeline, and issues of politics and power related to underserved populations in public schools. We are seeking a colleague who can complement and extend the research interest of a core faculty with excellence in the social, cultural, and political complexities of building partnerships between the College and local schools and community agencies. Applicants who have demonstrated success with and will engage in partnerships with local schools and agencies is important for this position. This includes a commitment to networking with relevant College, state, and/or national centers. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation from a community partner when applying.

PREFERRED: K-12 teaching experience (professional or volunteer) and demonstrated success in grant-writing are also preferred.


The workload for the academic year will include teaching, program development, and student advising. The School of Education has new and existing urban education programs in which the candidate may teach: Early Childhood and Elementary Urban Education (P - 6), which has existed since 2009; Urban Secondary Education (6 - 12), which received state approval in 2018; and Special Education, Language, and Literacy, which houses much of the graduate coursework taken by students in each urban program. The successful applicant in this position will teach no more than three classes each semester in one or multiple of these departments.


The successful candidate will pursue the continuance of scholarly growth, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession. Examples of scholarly and creative activity may include but are not limited to: development of programs; writing and attaining grants related to candidate’s areas of expertise; delivering papers at professional association meetings at regional and national levels; regional and national awards; holding office in professional organizations; participating in panels at regional and national meetings of professional organizations; grants acquisitions; editorship of professional journals; participation in juried shows; program related projects; consulting; research publication record; and contributing to the scholarly growth of one's students and peers.


Expectations for service include contributing professionally to department and college governance outside the classroom for the campus community and community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. In this role, a specific service expectation is developing and maintaining partnerships with local school districts. Other examples include but are not limited to: contributing to college governance; developing or revising curricula; membership in professional and community-based organizations reasonably related to the discipline; consulting with local and area agencies and organizations; and supporting and participating in student organization activities.


Developing programming related to Urban Education for the School of Education, TCNJ, and the local community. This programming may include conferences, workshops, lectures, or other appropriate venues.


The review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit all materials by February 28, 2019. A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation and receipt of official transcripts of highest degree earned.

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans, as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position is included for membership in the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 6,800 students. The College's distinguished faculty of 348 full-time members provides a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, and eighty-five percent of classes have enrollments of 30 or fewer. TCNJ's picturesque campus is located on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, approximately five miles from New Jersey's state capital of Trenton, and 60 minutes from both Philadelphia and New York City. A 95 percent freshman to sophomore retention rate and a six-year graduation rate of 86 percent speak to the quality of the TCNJ experience.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Posted: 12/27/2018
Application Due: 7/26/2019
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