HELEN S. FAISON ENDOWED CHAIR IN URBAN EDUCATION We seek a strong scholar with deep commitments to the improvement of urban education to occupy an endowed chair at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education and serve as the director of the Center for Urban Education. Established in honor of and named for Dr. Helen S. Faison, a pioneer for better schooling for African American students in the Pittsburgh area, the endowed chair brings with it resources for research and development devoted to the improvement of urban education.
We invite applicants from both the associate and full professor ranks with an active research agenda in the field of urban education. The candidate we seek should have a distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and service on issues specifically related to educational equity, access, and opportunity for marginalized and minoritized individuals in urban spaces. We are open to scholars from a wide range of disciplines and theoretical traditions. In addition to conducting high-impact research, the Faison Professor will be expected to provide leadership in both the Center for Urban Education and the broader School of Education, seek external funding, and form collaborations, both locally and nationally, centered on the role of race and poverty in urban education in the United States.
The Center for Urban Education's vision is to be a space of learning and sharing with communities to positively transform educational opportunities and experiences, particularly in and around the Pittsburgh area. CUE structures its research, service, and knowledge dissemination into three areas: community partnerships and engagement, educator development and practice, and student academic and social development. The CUE team currently includes three tenure-stream professors, six graduate student researchers, four staff members, as well as faculty and student fellows from across the School of Education. The Center's current projects include school district partnerships in districts such as Pittsburgh Public Schools; a lecture series; visiting scholar series; a summer professional development forum for educators; the Heinz Fellows program; a tutoring and mentoring program; and an academic graduate certificate (with a proposed doctoral degree program in progress). For more information, please visit: http://www.cue.pitt.edu/
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