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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Urban Education and Quantitative Methods

Employer: University of Pittsburgh - School of Education - Dean's Office
Job Category: Faculty
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

POSITION: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor; full-time, tenured or tenure-track position, beginning September 2020.

DESCRIPTION:  The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks candidates for the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will use quantitative and/or mixed methods to study the context of urban education and/or urban communities from an interdisciplinary perspective and/or through one of several disciplines: anthropology, area studies, geography, instruction and learning, learning sciences, policy, sociology, teacher education, or related disciplines/fields.

The successful candidate will join our vibrant community of researchers and practitioners focusing on urban education, including faculty and staff who are affiliated with the Center for Urban Education. The successful candidate will also add to our deep expertise in quantitative research methods, which cross-cuts all of our departments, as well as collaborate with colleagues to develop and apply quantitative research methods in pursuit of equitable, just, and sustainable urban educational change. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of our PhD and/or EdD programs in urban education, develop and teach courses related to urban education and quantitative methods, mentor and advise graduate students, and secure external funding.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a critical, social justice, equity-focused orientation in research, teaching, and service.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants for the position will have an earned doctorate in urban education or a related field (see above) and career experience, including research, teaching, and publications that demonstrate considerable contribution to the mission of the School of Education and the Center for Urban Education. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and students. Additionally, evidence of strong coursework, related preparation, grantsmanship activity, and/or work experience in urban education is desirable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested applicants should submit (a) a letter of application that describes their qualifications for the position/role and their professional interests; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) a teaching statement; (d) two samples of written scholarship; and (e) the names of at least three professional references to  Finalists will be required to submit three written letters of recommendation. If unable to upload documents, then mail materials to: Megan Brennan, Urban Education and Quantitative Methods Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, 5306 WWPH, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

For inquiries, contact Dr. T. Elon Dancy II, Search Committee Chair, at Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2019 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and representation.

UNIVERSITY SETTING: The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related Research I institution located in the heart of the city of Pittsburgh. Many faculty in the school are engaged in research on teacher education, inquiry-based instruction, urban schooling, and critical education studies. The School of Education has a long history of collaboration with school systems throughout Western Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The Center for Urban Education seeks to develop and document best practices for restructuring opportunity in education institutions, serving students and education workers in just and equitable ways, and collaborating with education systems to define the practices and possibilities that support a self-determined humanity. The Center for Urban Education is also home to the American Educational Research Association (AERA) journal, Educational Researcher.

Please visit our website at to learn more about our school, departments, and programs. Learn more about the Center for Urban Education at

The city of Pittsburgh has numerous universities, museums, parks, and cultural offerings; extensive public transportation and bicycle lanes; and proximity to state parks and outdoor activities. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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