THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to hire a nine-month, full-time tenured senior faculty member in Multicultural Education. We are seeking an innovative colleague to join a faculty committed to addressing issues of educational equity through cutting edge research.
The faculty member should have a robust research agenda that is driven by educational equity within formal or informal educational contexts but particularly focused on youth. We are especially interested in a scholar who focuses on African American youth, but we strongly encourage other scholars who focus on youth of color, linguistic minorities, immigrants, or other underserved/underperforming youth to apply. The faculty member would teach courses in her/his area of expertise to both graduate and undergraduate students and would mentor MEd and doctoral students. The faculty member would join a group of colleagues from across the College similarly focused on investigating and erasing the educational debt, colleagues that would look forward to ways of collaborating on new and existing projects.
The faculty member will be expected to serve as director of the Center for Multicultural Education, and will be asked to develop her/his vision and guiding principles for the Center as it moves into the future. She/he will be building on decades of high-quality work and outreach and will be expected to expand the Center's footprint in local, regional, national, and international circles. As such, evidence of successful grant development, leadership experience, and compelling research and service toward that end are pivotal. Also, the faculty member will be responsible for managing the overall daily operations of the Center, which includes working with College of Education leadership to devise innovating programing, advance research toward educational equity, and manage operations (including staff and budgeting). Preference is for a full professor but advanced associate professors are encouraged to apply.
The UW College of Education, the nation's No. 2-ranked public school of education, is a vibrant working environment characterized by an atmosphere of supportive and interdisciplinary collaboration, both within the College and across the entire University. The College dedicates its resources to make an excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity and achievement gaps. The members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with more than 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nationschools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. We are seeking a colleague to join us in conducting research, teaching, and service toward preparing and promoting the education of students and teachers, strengthening relationships between schools and the communities they serve, and informing public policy to help create a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.
The College of Education is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.
Applications should include: (1) a detailed letter describing a vision for an interdisciplinary center focused on multicultural education and educational equity as well as a candidate's qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, leadership experience, research agenda, and evidence of success at receiving external funding; also please highlight three to four publications that best represent your current or core approach, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information for three references from whom letters can be requested at a later date, and (4) an email address for further communications. Minimum qualifications for the position are an earned doctorate in a field such as multicultural education (or foreign equivalent), Curriculum and Instruction, or a discipline or related field with a focus on educational equity. Also required are previous higher education teaching and research experience.
Please submit your application packet both electronically and by mail to the search chair, Dr. Joy Williamson-Lott, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org, 222 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600.
Send queries about the position to Dr. Joy Williamson-Lott, search chair, at email@example.com. Other members of the committee include James Banks (firstname.lastname@example.org), Elizabeth West (email@example.com), Philip Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Gregory Diggs-Yang (email@example.com). The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2016. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2017. To learn more about the University of Washington (http://www.washington.edu) and the College of Education (http://education.washington.edu), our mission and goals, research and outreach activities, faculty, and academic programs, please visit us on the web.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.