Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (20005286)
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure/Tenure-Stream) Position
with a focus on Critical Higher Education Policy
Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full (tenure/tenure-stream)
Appointment: Eight-month, full-time, tenure/tenure stream appointment; starting Fall 2021
Description: The Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy in The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a full-time, tenure-stream assistant, associate, or full professor for the Higher Education program. We seek a higher education scholar who conducts critical, rigorous, theoretically grounded empirical research on higher education policy. This person would use interdisciplinary approaches and critical methodologies and theories to examine power relations in the reproduction of racial, class, and gender inequities, to name a few, in higher education and to address topics such as, but not limited to: critical analysis of policy levers and implementation; critical policy discourse analysis; racial justice and anti-Blackness in higher education policy; and the reproduction of inequities by higher education and policy actors.
The candidate would join a vibrant community in the School of Education, at a time of great excitement, synergy, momentum, and action, particularly in relation to our explicit commitment to equity and justice in education. As a School, we are committed to determining sustainable ways to disrupt and transform long-standing patterns of inequity and injustice in education. The School of Education recently reorganized to focus on three significant areas: Health and Human Development; Teaching, Learning, and Leading; and Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy. We value collaborative work that is not constrained by rigid boundaries, but that is committed to the interconnections of equity and justice among departments, centers, and institutes in the School of Education and with the many partners at the university, and in various regional, national, and global communities. The School's mission/vision can be found at the following link: https://www.education.pitt.edu/about/equity-and-justice .
Pitt's Higher Education offers MEd, EdD, and PhD degrees. Working collaboratively, the faculty have actively sought to advance equity and justice through teaching and learning, advising and mentoring of students, engaged collaborations, and scholarship. We seek to continue our momentum by having a scholar join the Higher Education faculty to: (1) advise master's students in student affairs and doctoral students in higher education; (2) teach online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses; (3) contribute to curriculum design and redesign of higher education and student affairs graduate programs to ensure equity- and justice-centered approaches; and (4) contribute to the development of graduate programs across the Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy. For more information about the Higher Education programs, please visit https://www.education.pitt.edu/academics/higher-education-management-programs .
1. Earned doctorate in higher education, education, or a closely related field by July 31, 2021;
2. Demonstrated commitment to equity and justice in higher education;
3. Emerging or established record of publication in peer-reviewed journals;
4. Emerging or established record of critical scholarship on higher education policy;
5. Potential for or record of securing external funding;
6. Potential for or demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching in higher education; and
7. Potential for or demonstrated excellence in advising and mentoring students.
1. Leadership experience in higher education as a professional field and/or in public policy arena; and
2. Engagement experience with local, state, and/or national higher education leaders and organizations.
Salary and Rank: Competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications at rank.
Application Process:Review of applications will begin November 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a representation of scholarly work (e.g., journal article, book chapter, or policy brief report) that reflects your work in higher education policy, and the names and contact information for three academic references (references will only be contacted and asked to submit a letter if candidate is forwarded to the initial interview round). Submit materials online at https://www.join.pitt.edu/ .
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Members of historically underrepresented groups, including women, are especially encouraged to apply.
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED ITEMS: * 1 Representation of Scholarly Work (e.g., journal article, book chapter, or policy brief report) *Names and contact information for 3 academic references The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20005286
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.