Education: Assistant Professor of Critical Studies of Education (Open Until Filled; Initial Review 11/18/20)
The Education Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Critical Studies of Education. We seek candidates who study education, formal and/or informal, through inter/trans-disciplinary critical sociological, philosophical, historical, political, and/or cultural perspectives. Possible focal areas of scholarship include the following: anti-racism/oppression in education, critical race theory, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, diaspora/migration/immigration studies, indigenous studies, and/or decolonial studies in education. We are particularly interested in hiring a colleague whose scholarship engages the transformational capacities of education for the least-advantaged youth and communities, and animates the promise of schools and other public institutions to forge a just democracy.
We seek scholars with a promising research program as well as a capacity to develop externally funded research grants, projects, and partnerships with schools or community organizations. The successful candidate will be able to teach across the department's programs (Undergraduate Major/Minor, Master's/Teaching Credential, and Ph.D.), advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We seek candidates whose scholarship, teaching, and service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice in education. We welcome candidates who bring a critical understanding of diversity to their own life experiences and background, who understand the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education, and who have engaged in teaching, research, professional and/or public service that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS Doctorate or equivalent foreign degree in the Critical Studies of Education, or closely related fields. Degree requirements expected to be completed by June 30, 2021. Evidence of contributions to educational scholarship and teaching from critical frameworks that advance anti-racism and justice in education.
POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2021, with the academic year beginning in September 2021. Degree requirements must be met by June 30, 2021 for employment effective July 1, 2021. Position contingent on budgetary approval.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
REFERENCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must provide the names and contact information of three (3) references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 18, 2020. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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