Assistant/Associate Professor, Leadership in Education

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies in the Leadership in Education Department to begin September 1, 2016. The successful candidate’s research and teaching expertise will be in pre-K to 12 urban education in leadership or policy studies, with a specialization in the ways race, class, gender, ability, and language intersect with leadership and/or policy related to urban schools.

Responsibilities include: carrying out an active research agenda that makes significant contributions to the field of urban education; teaching graduate level courses in the Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy studies program; chairing and serving on doctoral dissertation committees; and contributing service related to the university’s urban mission.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in education or a relevant field, a record of or potential for effective graduate teaching, and experience and/or a commitment to working in and fostering a diverse student, faculty, and staff environment. Candidates should have experience working in pre-K to 12 urban educational settings; demonstrated experience conducting research that has an explicit social justice focus and that can serve as a model of how research can facilitate change in education. They should be well prepared to bridge theory, research and practice and to guide doctoral students in designing and conducting this type of integrated scholarship. Candidates should also demonstrate a record or potential for external grant funding for research (commensurate with appointment level). At the associate professor rank, candidates should have a record of successfully chairing doctoral dissertations and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring junior faculty and scholar-practitioner doctoral students.

The Department of Leadership in Education provides a dynamic environment for faculty and graduate students to engage in nationally-recognized research, especially in areas related to equity issues, school reform, organizational change in pre-K to 12 and higher education, education policy, leadership, and the social context of urban and higher education from local, state, national and global perspectives. The curriculum focuses on preparing pre-K to 12 urban and higher education leaders and scholars who are committed to fostering, facilitating, and managing change in diverse settings, and on the preparation and certification of administrators. The Department is home to two graduate programs: Higher Education Administration and Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies. Both programs offer the PhD and EdD and enroll full-time working professionals with diverse backgrounds and work settings. The programs are highly regarded in the region and nation for developing leaders in pre-K to 12 and higher education. Faculty have developed strong curricula in each program; they are active researchers whose scholarship has attracted national and international attention.

Candidates should apply online at[]

A complete application will include: a letter of interest that discusses the candidate’s research agenda and teaching philosophy; curriculum vitae; and at least two recent publications. Contact information for three references should be submitted online. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Patricia Krueger-Henney at

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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