University of Pittsburgh — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Critical STEM Education

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure/Tenure-Stream) Position
With a Focus on Critical STEM Education

Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (tenure/tenure-stream)

Appointment: Eight-month, full-time, tenure stream appointment; starting Fall 2023

Description: The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education seeks a colleague in Critical STEM Education. This scholar will join a program situated within a transformative department, which includes a growing number of critical scholars. This position provides opportunities to conduct research, partner with local schools and/or organizations, mentor STEM students, and teach STEM courses at the undergraduate, MA, EdD and PhD level. We are interested in scholars who position STEM in interdisciplinarity or transdisciplinarity contexts as well as within the traditional fields of science and mathematics. We invite applicants to identify their connections to our existing teacher education program areas and consider the growing number of critical scholars across the School of Education. Finally, we seek a scholar whose work creatively engages educational organizations, communities, collectives, and/or contexts, writ large.


This person would be responsible for: 

  1. developing a strong research program that builds scholarly knowledge and informs the regional, national, and global conversations about the role of educational leaders in designing plans that link learning and leading to innovative digital media access and use
  2. developing and teaching STEM courses with a primary focus on mathematics preparedness in PreK-16 learning environments
  3. examining and proposing solutions to educational inequities within schools, community contexts, and/or in homes as experienced by teachers, students, and families 
  4. engaging in antiracist work that assesses and poses potential solutions to the social, economic, political, and/or educational challenges that educational leaders must address 
  5. Partnering with local, regional, national, and/or international institutions, leaders of higher education, and professional organizations

The candidate would join a vibrant community in the School of Education, at a time of great excitement, synergy, momentum, and action, particularly in relation to our explicit commitment to equity and justice in education. As a School, we are committed to determining sustainable ways to disrupt long-standing patterns of inequity and injustice in education. To that purpose, we invite applicants who engage in robust analyses of pressing issues related to educational technology and leadership and who investigate ways to interrupt inequitable educational practices through their teaching, technology, leadership, research, and community-engaged activities. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach in our Ph.D., Ed.D., master, undergraduate, and/or teacher preparation programs, depending on interests and expertise.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Critical STEM Education or related field/discipline by 08/01/23
  • Teaching certificate
  • Record of scholarly work and teaching in Critical STEM Education
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication and success with (or promise of) external funding for scholarship and/or practice/engagement work.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience preparing educators
  • Previous K-12 teaching experience or relevant out-of-school learning teaching experience
  • Critical STEM teaching experience
  • Evidence of partnerships and collaborations with the STEM community
  • Demonstrated experience (or future promise) designing and teaching online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate courses.

Submit to :

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • One writing sample
  • List of three to six references (will be contacted only if selected for on-campus interviews)

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until October 30th or when the position is filled.

For questions about the submission process, email  and for questions about the position or the School of Education, email the Search Committee co-chair, Dr. Cassie Quigley.

The University of Pittsburgh in an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Members of historically underrepresented groups, including women and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.