Tenure Track / Tenured Faculty Member Teacher Education, Teacher Policy, and the Context of Urban Teaching UCLA

Tenure Track / Tenured Faculty Member
Teacher Education, Teacher Policy, and the Context of Urban Teaching UCLA

The Department of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles announces an Open Rank position for a tenure-track/tenured faculty member who specializes in teacher education broadly defined. We seek a person who can help us think “outside the boxes” of traditional approaches to teacher preparation, while helping us to navigate the current policy context. Candidates should have an active program of research on issues relevant to teacher preparation, informed by a clear stance on equity, diversity, and social justice in urban schools, and a transformative vision of education. Specific interests could include teacher policy, the recruitment and retention of quality teachers (especially teachers of color), approaches to teacher education that unite theory and practice in innovative ways, community-based teacher preparation, and/or ways of supporting schools in recognizing, sustaining and building on community cultural wealth, among other things. Of additional importance is a history of experiences in urban schools, working with immigrants, English Learners, foster youth, racialized/minoritized/LGBTQ students, and those living in under-resourced neighborhoods.

The faculty member will teach both in the Center X Teacher Education Masters’ program and one of four Education Department divisions with academic doctoral programs relevant to K-12 schooling. Center X prepares pre-service teachers with the theory, methods, and field experiences to teach for social justice in urban Los Angeles schools. The four divisions most relevant to K-12 focus are Human Development and Psychology, Social Research Methodology, Social Sciences and Comparative Education, and Urban Schooling. As a member of one of these divisions, the successful candidate will teach doctoral courses and advise Ph.D. students in the areas most pertinent to teacher education, teacher policy, and/or the context of urban teaching.

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctorate in education or a related field. We strongly encourage applicants to apply whose doctorate or research specialization is in Teacher Education or a related field; experience with public schools (K-12); a record of research and scholarly publications commensurate with appointment level; ability to teach and advise students at the graduate level in both scholarly and teacher education programs; a strong commitment to teacher education, social justice, and educational equity for students in urban schools, and a willingness to generate extramural funding for research.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
START DATE: July 1, 2019 (teaching duties start late September 2019).

TO APPLY: Apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04067. Required documents include (a) cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research, (d) statement of teaching (e) an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI statement) that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (e) the contact information of three-five individuals who will write letters of recommendation (all individuals will be asked to provide letters of recommendations), and (f) sample publications (2-required, but may submit a total of 3).

Sample guidance for EDI statement: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search- process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/.

Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website beginning September 21, 2018. The deadline for applications to be submitted is November 1, 2018.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Prof. Marjorie Faulstich Orellana, Search Committee Chair,orellana@ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy,http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.