Assistant Professor of Urban Education

Rutgers The State University

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Your application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and research statement; (4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five individuals who may be contacted as references as well as a brief description of the capacity in which you know each reference. Additionally, candidates must submit at least one, but no more than three, published or unpublished papers; and submit these items as separate attachments, preferably as PDF documents.

Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Position Details

Position Information

 

Recruitment/Posting Title Assistant Professor of Urban Education (Tenure-Track)
Department GSE - Learning & Teaching
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary
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 research university. Committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks outstanding scholars to join the school and to help advance our three thematic strategic plan priority areas of diversity, equity, and social justice, STEM in education, and effective teaching and learning. Accordingly, we seek an outstanding scholar to join the school as part of our Award-Winning Urban Social Justice Teacher Education. Specifically, we seek a tenure-track faculty colleague whose research focuses on teacher education and advancing issues of diversity, access, and social justice in

Major Responsibilities:
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 scholarly productivity by publishing in peer-reviewed journals, securing external research support, and presenting at national and international scholarly conferences; contribute to the growth of both teacher education and doctoral programs; participate in program development and innovation; develop and teach courses in teacher education. We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from historically marginalized communities in disrupting systemic educational inequities.
Specifically, we seek a dynamic scholar committed to critical, community engaged, and collaborative approaches to advancing equity, excellence, and social justice in education through active research, teaching, and service. The ideal candidate will have experience working with schools and/or community-based organizations serving linguistically, culturally, racially, ethnically, and economically diverse communities and a commitment to advancing equity-focused and community engaged pedagogies within the GSE teacher preparation programs.
Candidates should have an understanding of curriculum development and experience or interest in program leadership, innovation, and development. We welcome candidates in issues of urban education, diversity, and social justice with a variety of backgrounds. The scholar filling this position will participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; teach and advise students at all levels; and contribute to the service mission of the Graduate School of Education and the university.

Our School and University strongly 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.

Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 1, 2024.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Co-chairs: Dr. Esther Ohito at esther.ohito@gse.rutgers.edu, Dr. Dan Battey at dan.battey@gse.rutgers.edu and Dr. Keith Weber.

 
Position Status Full Time
Posting Number 23FA1170
Posting Open Date 10/27/2023
Posting Close Date  
Qualifications

 

Minimum Education and Experience
Applicants are required to have earned a doctoral degree from an accredited major research university with a specialization in teacher education and urban education (urban teacher preparation, racial equity and justice in education, Black and teachers of color sustainability, teachers’ mental health and wellness). In screening applicants, we will be looking for evidence of demonstrated commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and social justice in preK-12 education with an emphasis on disrupting systemic inequalities; scholarly accomplishments aligned with securing competitive external research funding; commitment to a strong, productive, and externally funded research program; and demonstrated preK-12 teaching experience and effective teaching at the university level.

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Overview
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with global impact.

Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States, a land-grant university, and a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten® Conference, and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. More than 69,000 students and 22,500 faculty and staff learn, work and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers includes Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University-Newark, and Rutgers University-Camden. Rutgers comprises 33 schools and colleges and is home to more than 300 research centers and institutes. The University is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.
Statement
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root more than 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research university with a global impact. Rutgers–New Brunswick also engages in community initiatives, new and small business development, and serves as a policy resource across New Jersey.

Today, Rutgers–New Brunswick is among the top 25 public national universities in the United States as ranked by US News & World Report. With over 50,000 students and approximately 10,000 faculty and staff, Rutgers–New Brunswick is a vibrant academic community committed to the highest standards of teaching, research, and service.

We educate New Jersey’s future leaders. With 17 schools and colleges, Rutgers–New Brunswick offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 200 graduate and professional degree programs. The university’s more than 500,000 living alumni are making a difference in all 50 states and on six continents.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and an NSF ADVANCE Institution.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of


Posting Details

 

Special Instructions to Applicants
Your application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and research statement; (4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five individuals who may be contacted as references as well as a brief description of the capacity in which you know each reference. Additionally, candidates must submit at least one, but no more than three, published or unpublished papers; and submit these items as separate attachments, preferably as PDF documents.

Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Review of applications will begin December 8, 2023, and will continue until the positions are filled.
Quick Link to Posting https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/214463
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
City New Brunswick
State NJ
Location Details
Forget what you may have heard and prepare to be wowed by New Jersey. From the beauty of our beaches, mountains, forests, and farms to the vibrant diversity of our communities, cities, museums, and landmarks, New Jersey exceeds expectations at every turn.
The Boston to Washington, DC corridor is the economic and cultural capital of the world and New Jersey residents can take advantage of endless opportunities for explorations and experience.
In 1989, Rutgers-New Brunswick was invited to join the Association of American Universities, making it one of the top 66 research universities in North America.

New Jersey is a great place to work and live, hosting 1000 multinational firms and major facilities for most of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. There are more science professionals at work in New Jersey than in any other state in the nation. Ranked among the top 20 by U.S. News & World Reports, Best States Rankings 2021 in which they cite the state’s world-class universities; leading technology and biological science firms, reliable and effective public transportation system, the benefits of living in the New York City metro area, and the high median household income. New Jersey’s K-12 education systems rank second in the nation. In 2021, US News & World Report ranked the state first in the country for education. New Jersey’s population is growing (8.9 million and counting) and becoming more diverse. In fact, New Jersey is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse states in the nation.
Pre-employment Screenings

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Immunization Requirements

 

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to receive an updated (bivalent) vaccine dose. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals, if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

 

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of Professional References (contact Info)
  6. Writing Sample 1
Optional Documents
  1. Writing Sample 2
  2. Writing Sample 3