THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SEATTLE, College of Education, seeks to fill a nine-month, full-time position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Learning Sciences and Human Development with a focus on the design of innovative learning environments, educational equity, and macro-political phenomena. Strong candidates will have active research agendas in learning and education with a focus on improving equity and excellence in learning opportunities and outcomes, addressing topics that may include (but are not limited to) the following: creating expansive learning opportunities for youth and communities (e.g., through tinkering and making experiences); promoting and expanding the boundaries of disciplinary learning (e.g., in history, literacy, or STEM subjects); connecting learning across formal and informal learning environments for youth from non-dominant communities; designing innovative learning environments based on an understanding of social, political, and historical aspects of learning; designing learning experiences to help youth productively coordinate multiple identities (e.g., racial, gender, class, academic, learner). A successful candidate will bring a demonstrated commitment to examining and contributing to equitable educational opportunities and systemic transformation (e.g., attending to issues of race, culture, class, and colonization in knowing and learning; building equity-focused capacity across learning organizations through design-based implementation research; considering cultural and social justice benefits of connecting different knowledge and learning systems). All candidates must have an earned doctorate in learning sciences, educational anthropology, or another relevant field or discipline.
The faculty member will teach courses on such topics for Ph.D. and M.Ed. students across the College and be a main contributor to practitioner-focused preparation programs (e.g., the elementary or secondary Master in Teaching [MIT] Program). The faculty member will also have opportunities to contribute to undergraduate programs. We are especially interested in candidates who have a strong interest in and capacity to collaborate with other researchers, practitioners, and historically underserved communities across multiple levels of educational systems. The faculty member will join a team of highly collaborative learning scientists who work closely with faculty across the College and University on research projects, courses, and partnerships with school systems, informal educational institutions, and community organizations that address essential gaps in knowledge and practice related to educational equity and social transformation.
The UW College of Education, the nation's No. 3-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 excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity 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. Our College's mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse and minoritized communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster 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.
Applications should include:
(1) A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, explanation of your research agenda, and evidence of teaching and partnerships with school districts, schools, informal educational institutions, or community organizations serving youth from non-dominant or marginalized communities; (2) An equity statement embedded in the letter detailing how your teaching, service, and scholarship has supportedor will supportthe success of students from racial, ethnic, class, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field in order to further the College of Education's commitment to equity and social justice; (3) Curriculum vitae; (4) Names and contact information for three referencesbut please do not send letters at this time as the committee will request letters for all finalists; (5) At least two examples of scholarly writing related to the themes of the search; (6) an email address for further communications. In your letter, please explicitly address how you see your present and future work as operating at the intersection of learning, education, and politics. For the equity statement, describe how you have experiences or engaged with issues of diversity and inclusion in education.
Send queries about the position to Dr. Philip Bell, search chair, at email@example.com.
Please submit your application packet electronically to the search chair, Dr. Philip Bell, via Ms. Lynda Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org, 222 Miller Hall, College of Education, Seattle, WA 98195-3600. The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1st, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence September 16, 2018.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.