The Graduate Center, CUNY — Associate Professor or Full Professor, Ph.D. in Urban Education

Job ID: 24042

Compensation: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Closing Date: Open until filled

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC). The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni—who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Ph. D. Program in Urban Education includes a diverse group of doctoral students with a commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity within urban education and public-facing research. This is a tenure track position. Appointment with tenure is possible for qualified candidates who have already held tenure elsewhere. The successful candidate will teach a range of doctoral courses, including one of the four required core courses (Educational Policy), advise doctoral students and direct a range of research projects and doctoral dissertations.

The successful candidate will be committed to program and institution building and leadership, and will be able to work cross units with faculty and students. The position will be available for the Fall 2022 semester.

Faculty perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise.  They share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

Until further notice, this is a hybrid position, eligible to work remotely and work in the office.

Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred candidates will have direct experience influencing educational policy and practice, and understand the social, economic, and political contexts within which policy is made. The successful candidate will have a strong background and grasp of appropriate theoretical frameworks relevant to research on urban education including, but not limited to (im)migration and education, critical race and intersectional theories, policy analysis, decolonizing education and research, and political education in social movements. We seek candidates with expertise and a scholarly record in educational policy, including its formation, implementation, impact and assessment. We seek candidates who demonstrate an understanding of the role of political activism in policy formation and educational renewal. The incumbent will be expected to help students across the program develop appropriate theoretical perspectives to guide their research work. We seek candidates with a record of and commitment to excellent teaching.

Preferred candidates will also have experience guiding doctoral dissertations and demonstrate a commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring doctoral students. Evidence of a commitment to enhancing urban K-20 and/or informal education environments is desired. The candidate should have a demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and professional service appropriate for a doctoral faculty member. We seek a candidate who understands and has been involved in securing and working with external funding, and preferably someone who has managed grants.

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