Nationally ranked among US News & World Report's Best Education Graduate Schools, Rutgers Graduate School of Education is part of New Jersey's flagship public university. Committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks an outstanding scholar to join the school in its Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Administration. We seek a tenure-track colleague whose research expertise is in Black Studies and Anti-Racism in Education with a focus on advancing issues of diversity, access, and social justice in education and society.
Faculty in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy and Administration contribute to masters and doctoral programs focusing on issues of equity, structural inequality and social justice in education, including graduate programs in Education, Culture and Society, Social Studies Education and the Ph.D. concentration in Theory, Organization and Policy. They teach a broad range of courses that assist students across the GSE in developing theoretical frameworks, methodologies and perspectives critical to grappling with issues of social justice and equity in educative settings and processes and mentoring doctoral students in those areas. The scholar filling this position will contribute to the GSE's program in Education, Culture and Society, and strengthen the Graduate School of Education's theoretical rigor in Black Studies, intersectional analyses, and commitment to dismantling anti-Black racism. Additionally, the scholar filling this position will:
· Conduct a research and publication agenda that advances Rutgers Graduate School of Education's pursuit of advancing excellence and equity in education;
· Demonstrate commitment to community engaged scholarship and scholarly productivity by publishing in peer-reviewed journals and with highly respected presses;
· Secure competitive external research support, and present at national and international scholarly conferences;
· Contribute to the success of programs across the GSE; participate in relevant program development and innovation; and
· Develop and teach graduate courses in race & inequality, anti-racism and racism in education, critical race, social and related critical theories;
· Assume an active role in the Education, Culture and Society program and in the School, providing graduate student advisement, teaching and service; and
· Participate actively in national professional organizations; and contribute to the strategic goals of the Graduate School of Education
Start date: Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 2021.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Co-chairs: Dr. Beth Rubin email@example.com and Dr. Ebelia Hernandez.
Minimum Education and Experience:
· Applicants are required to have earned a doctoral degree from a research-intensive university in a social science discipline (including education) with a focus on Black Studies and Education.
· Demonstrated strong theoretical training in Black Studies and expertise in the specificities of Black people's experiences related to education, broadly defined. Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to: theorizations of Blackness and interrogations of anti-Blackness; Black feminisms and education; racial capitalism and schooling; race, racism and anti-racism; theorizing and addressing structural inequality; Black social movements and education; abolition; Afro-pessimism; intersectional analyses (race, gender, sexuality, class, location and disability).
· Demonstrated commitment to and expertise in the preparation of anti-racist educators.
· Demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice issues in k-12 education;
· Demonstrated commitment to community engaged scholarship, scholarly promise and accomplishment;
· Demonstrated prior successful teaching experience at the university level; and
· Demonstrated success or potential for success in securing competitive external research funding.
Our school and university encourage applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posting Number: 21FA0265
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 128145
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.