Job Posting: Social Foundations in Education/Philosophy of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Social Foundations in Education/Philosophy of Education

Assistant/Associate Professor

Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

College of Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Social Foundations in Education with an emphasis in Philosophy of Education. The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) includes concentrations in Educational Administration and Leadership, Higher Education, Human Resource Development, Global Studies in Education, Learning Design and Leadership, and Social Science and Educational Policy.

 The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

 We seek applicants who can relate philosophical insights to the study of important policy-relevant topics within the field of education, especially in relation to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. We are especially interested in candidates who study ethical issues as well as wider topics in normative social and political philosophy, though we welcome applicants with a broader range of philosophical interests pertinent to educational issues.

 The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social foundations, philosophy of education, research methods, and educational policy (on campus and online) as well as advise on campus and online graduate students. EPOL and the College of Education encourages collaborations across departmental, college and campus colleagues, particularly where the humanities can feature centrally in educational pursuits.


Applicants should have:

• An earned doctorate in social foundations, philosophy, educational philosophy, or a closely related field.

• A record of excellent scholarship or demonstrated potential for excellent scholarship.

• A record of excellence or demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including online teaching.

• A record of excellence or demonstrated potential for excellence in mentoring and advising graduate students.

• A demonstrated capacity or potential to obtain external funding for research, alone or in collaboration with others.


This is a regular, full-time, 9 month tenure-track position. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with tenure will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The starting date for this position is August 16, 2020.


Deadline for applications is November 1, 2019.  Applications must be submitted online at:

 Please create a candidate profile and upload one file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement of teaching and research philosophies (3000 words maximum), unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three references.

 All requested information must be submitted by November 1, 2019 for your application to be considered.

 For more information please contact: Nicholas Burbules, Search Committee Chair (

 The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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START DATE: July 1, 2019 (teaching duties start late September 2019).

TO APPLY: Apply online at 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: 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,

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,