University of Colorado Assistant Professor in Teacher Learning, Research, and Practice in Boulder, Colorado
Assistant Professor in Teacher Learning, Research, and Practice
The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure track assistant professor who specializes in critical, anti-racist education and whose work holds implications for critical, culturally sustaining pedagogies in multilingual K-12 classrooms and sites of educator preparation. The position, to begin in Fall 2021 (August 16, 2021), is located in our new Teacher Learning, Research, and Practice (TLRP) program, a program grounded in a commitment to the practice, study, and transformation of teaching, teacher learning, and teacher education in ways that honor humanizing thinking and action.
We seek a scholar who will deepen our understanding of racial inequality in education and explore the relationship between educational contexts and contemporary movements for racial and linguistic justice. This position is designed to invite applicants who may locate their work in critical social studies, language and literacy, or other interdisciplinary areas that are explicitly grounded in knowledge of public school classrooms and teacher education programs. We anticipate that the research done by this scholar may be conducted with teachers and address teacher learning, teacher education, practitioner research, and antiracist teaching in or out of schools.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The mission of the CU Boulder School of Education is grounded in a lived commitment to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice. We teach and conduct research to make a positive difference with and in schools and communities. The work of our faculty, researchers, staff, and students leads to evidence-based policy and practice. We aim for our graduates to be engaged and informed educators, researchers, policymakers, and community leaders.
We offer cutting-edge, engaging teacher preparation (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/teacher-licensure) , innovative undergraduate programs (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/undergraduate-programs) , and Colorado's top-ranked graduate education in Teacher Learning, Research, and Practice (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/graduate-programs/teacher-learning-research-practice) , Literacy Studies (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/graduate-programs/literacy-studies) , STEM Education (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/graduate-programs/stem-education) , Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/graduate-programs/educational-foundations-policy-practice) , Equity, Bilingualism, and Biliteracy (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/graduate-programs/equity-bilingualism-biliteracy) , Learning Sciences & Human Development (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/graduate-programs/learning-sciences-human-development) , and Research, Evaluation & Methodology (https://www.colorado.edu/education/academics/graduate-programs/research-evaluation-methodology) .
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
This candidate will contribute to our teacher education programs that provide a focused path for those interested in becoming anti-racist, culturally- and linguistically-responsive public school teachers. Thus, the ideal candidate will have experience teaching in K-12 schools serving BIPOC and/or multilingual communities and conducting research in teacher learning and teacher education. Desired qualifications include a focus on teacher learning, research, and practice combined with two or more of the following: a commitment to and evidence of research designed with teachers in classrooms and schools; inquiry related to critical social studies; knowledge of teaching English learners; inquiry conducted in the context of social movements and social change; knowledge of community-based and decolonizing methodologies; and work that bridges and challenges boundaries between communities and schools.
A successful candidate will teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs, contributing to coursework focused on areas within their expertise, which may include social studies, teaching English language learners, culturally sustaining pedagogies, racial and linguistic diversity, or family and community engagement, particularly in new immigrant and BIPOC communities.
What You Should Know
Required qualifications for this position include research focused on the knowledge and perspectives of BIPOC children, youth, teachers, families, and/or communities with explicit attention to connecting such research to teacher learning and practice in schools and classrooms.
What We Can Offer
The salary starts at $80,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits (https://www.colorado.edu/jobs/benefits) , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder (https://www.colorado.edu/about) .
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What We Require
PhD in Education - Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree by August 2021.
Demonstrated research engaging the knowledges and perspectives of BIPOC children, youth, teachers, families, and/or communities.
Experience teaching in K-12 schools serving BIPOC and/or multilingual communities.
What You Will Need
A desire to contribute to teacher education and program development.
Evidence of commitment to scholarship in teacher learning, research, and practice.
A record of justice-oriented research and practice.
What We Would Like You To Have
Preference will be given to candidates who focus on teacher learning, research, and practice combined with two or more of the following:
a commitment to and evidence of research designed with teachers in classrooms and schools;
inquiry related to critical social studies;
knowledge of teaching English learners;
inquiry conducted in the context of social movements and social change;
knowledge of community-based and decolonizing methodologies;
work that bridges and challenges boundaries between communities and schools.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
Cover Letter: a succinct letter of application specifying your areas of expertise and how it aligns with this position as well as the School of Education’s commitment to democracy, diversity, equity and justice.
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses.
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs (http://jobs.colorado.edu) .
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.