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Assistant Professor - Equity, Diversity, and Justice in Education


School of Education

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure track assistant professor in Equity, Diversity and Justice in Education beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. This scholar will join an internationally recognized faculty whose deep commitments to equity and access are reflected in their research, policy, and practice. We seek a scholar who is dedicated to addressing educational challenges facing Colorado and the world through a wide range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives. Importantly, we also seek a scholar who is engaged in working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations of students and teachers. We are united as faculty, staff and students through our shared commitment to democracy, diversity, equity, and justice through evidence-based policy and practice.

We seek a faculty member at the Assistant Professor level who will contribute to the School of Education’s mission to advance equal educational opportunities, including but not limited to issues of diversity in terms of race and ethnicity, culture, language, social class, (dis)ability, immigration status, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Candidates should have evidence of an active and innovative line of research agenda, with a corresponding publication record that reveals a thoughtful and compelling progression of scholarship. We also seek candidates who will positively contribute to our innovative teacher education, Master’s, and doctoral programs. Desired areas of foci are critical theories of race, educational justice movements, and issues of politics and power related to underserved populations in public schools.  
We seek candidates with strong teaching experience. Teaching and programmatic responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses about issues of race, equity and related topics, mentoring graduate students, and providing outreach and leadership to the local community, our school, campus, and nation. The candidate may also participate in one or more of the School’s centers, which include the BUENO Center, National Educational Policy Center, CU Engage, A Queer Endeavor, and the Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation. 

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, innovative undergraduate programs, and Colorado's top-ranked graduate education in: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Foundations, Policy & Practice, Educational Equity & Cultural Diversity, Learning Sciences & Human Development, and Research, Evaluation & Methodology.

What You Should Know

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:


The University of Colorado offers excellent 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.

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What We Require

We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate (or will earn one by August 2019) and study educational equity from an interdisciplinary perspective or through one of several areas of study represented in the School, including teacher learning and teacher education, educational foundations, the learning sciences, literacy and biliteracy education, mathematics and science education, and research methodology.

Special Instructions

All applications should be submitted electronically through CU Boulder Jobs. Completed applications must include a letter of application specifying the desired position, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses. Please do not submit hard copies of application materials. 

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until each position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Ruben Donato

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer