The University of New Hampshire Department of Education in the College of Liberal Arts is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor faculty member in Equity-Based Inclusive Elementary and Special Education for Fall semester 2021. The selected candidate will become part of a new B.A. in Educational Studies: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (the EDI), an innovative undergraduate program leading to dual certification in elementary education/special education or elementary education/English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Given the issues of disproportionality in identification and representation in special education among minoritized youth, the disproportional rates of suspensions for children of color with disabilities, and the ways that poverty and disabilities are inextricably linked, we seek a scholar/educator who is able to infuse an EDI approach throughout their research agenda and all teacher/administrator education courses they teach.
UNH and the Department of Education are committed to supporting and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive, diverse, and justice-oriented. This commitment is inextricably linked to our mission of teaching and research excellence. We strive to foster an accessible, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse community in which civility and respect are fostered, and discrimination and harassment are not tolerated. We are committed to supporting under-represented groups and dismantling systemic inequality. We accept the responsibility of teaching and learning in a diverse, globally connected democracy where social justice and civic engagement are integral to a quality liberal arts education and a healthy society.
The selected candidate will contribute to a community-family-school-university collaborative and support the ongoing development of practicum and internship sites that provide excellent, inclusive education for all students. We place students in a diverse variety of settings, with partnership schools in small rural communities, seacoast suburban towns, and the immigrant/refugee newcomer cities of Manchester, Nashua, and Concord. Primary teaching assignments will be in the EDI, in courses related to community-responsive curriculum, pedagogies, policies, and/or assessment but the faculty member must be able to teach and advise at the graduate level, including in both our master’s and doctoral degree programs.
The position requires a doctorate in special education and/or elementary education or related field and a research agenda that addresses the ways that multiple factors (race, SES, disability, language) affect students’ and families’ access to equitable and inclusive public education. Strong candidates have a record of serving and partnering with culturally, linguistically diverse and minoritized communities across multiple levels of educational systems. Strong candidates will have an emerging body of research, evidence of high impact publications, and strong potential for acquiring research funding to support research, teaching, and engagement activities.
About University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.