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Departments of Education & AFAS are accepting applications for a tenured associate professor or full professor in Education Policy

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Departments of Education & African and African-American Studies – Tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor in Education Policy

The Departments of Education and African and African-American Studies (AFAS) at Washington University in St. Louis, invite applicants at the tenured associate professor or full professor level in Education Policy with a distinguished and recognized record of research (including theory and methodology) and pedagogy conducted within the frameworks of race, equity, and social justice. This joint hire is part of a university-wide race and ethnicity cluster hire initiative to build a world-class research program on race and ethnicity, throughout the University. Duties will include conducting research, writing for publication, teaching assigned courses, advising students, participating in departmental governance, and providing university-wide service.

Successful candidates will hold the rank of tenured associate professor or full professor commensurate with the scholarly research productivity at a research I institution (i.e. universities in the United States that engage in the highest levels of research activity). Candidates will have a well-defined, yet innovative theoretical and empirical interests in the study of education systems, schooling and race as such foci intersect with one or more of the following areas: policy studies, public health, anthropology, history, political science, economics, law, sociology, geography, psychology, philosophy, gender studies, among others. Individuals with a research focus on STEM, STEAM, or STEAMM issues are particularly encouraged to apply. A keen understanding and appreciation of the issues of underachievement and the lived experiences of the urban poor and their families are essential. In addition, ideal candidates are expected to have a strong methodological background in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research and demonstrate a commitment to open science. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and strong candidates will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Applicants should submit the following:

  1. Cover Letter addressing the position and how the candidate fits within the University-wide race and ethnicity cluster hire initiative and the missions of both Education and AFAS
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including current personal contact information (e-mail, phone, etc.)
  3. Research Statement (no more than 2 pages, single spaced)
  4. Teaching Statement (no more than 1 page, single spaced)
  5. Diversity and Inclusion Statement (no more than 1 page, single spaced)
  6. A List of Three to Five References (names, institutional information, and contact information only); letters may be requested later
  7. Two article-length publications (no more than 10, 000 words each) that demonstrate scholarly work in Education Policy conducted within the frameworks of race, equity, and social justice

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received before this date will receive full consideration. However, applications received after the deadline may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee. For inquiries about the position, please contact the search chair, Dr. Michelle A. Purdy, Associate Professor of Education,

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