HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Non-tenure Track Faculty Position, Race, Ethnicity, and Equity in Education

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Ref
8515
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School Harvard Graduate School of Education

Department/Area  

Position Description

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications for a faculty position focused on ethnic and racial inequality and equity in schools. We undertake this search in light of the shifting demographics in the United States, persistent and significant ethnic and racial disparities across multiple indicators of student achievement and well-being, and HGSE’s institutional commitment to educational equity. Specifically, we seek candidates with expertise leading schools in developing and sustaining equitable educational structures, systems, and practices that enable students of color to experience high-quality and affirming learning environments.

The areas of professional expertise of particular interest as they relate to race, ethnicity and equity in education include but are not limited to: school-wide practices that foster equity, inclusion and belonging, and success among all students, with a particular focus on students of color; effective strategies for building educator capacity in schools with large numbers of students of color; practices for cultivating leaders’ ability to create high-quality, racially-integrated learning environments; culturally inclusive, ethnically and racially affirming, anti-racist and equitable curriculum and pedagogy; strategies to decrease the over-representation of students of color identified for special education services; recruitment and retention of educators of color; scalable approaches to starting and sustaining racially diverse and equitable schools and the organizations that support them; and cultivation of productive dialogue about issues of race and schooling among stakeholders who vary on multiple dimensions (e.g., professional role, race, social identity, culture).

The successful candidate will be expected to: teach and advise in our master’s programs; contribute to HGSE initiatives focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion—especially those in partnership with the field; and become involved in the development and delivery of residential and online professional development programs for practitioners, administrators, and leaders through HGSE’s Programs in Professional Education. The ability to convey conceptual as well as practical knowledge beyond one’s own experience is crucial. Candidates should be able to teach in multiple areas and speak to a range of audiences, from early-career educators to mid-career professionals to senior leaders and policymakers.

This search is open rank and may result in the appointment of a non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Lecturer on Education, Senior Lecturer on Education, or Professor of Practice. Faculty at all ranks advise students and participate in institutional governance and service. Candidates will normally possess a doctorate or another terminal degree. Successful candidates will have substantial leadership experience and a track record of accomplishment in traditional or entrepreneurial settings connected to the PK-12 system. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2108, and will continue until the position is filled.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates will normally possess a doctorate or another terminal degree. Successful candidates will have substantial leadership experience and a track record of accomplishment in traditional or entrepreneurial settings connected to the PK-12 system.

Additional Qualifications  

Special Instructions

Candidate should upload: 

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter identifying your areas of expertise and outlining the kinds of courses you might envision teaching.
  3. 1-2 page professional statement describing your overall approach, leadership in this area, philosophy/theory/framework that guides your work, and any programs and policies that you have developed.
  4. List of three references and their contact information. (References will not be contacted unless you reach the final round.)

Contact Information Office of Faculty Affairs

Contact Email academic@gse.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 0

Maximum Number of References Allowed 0

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