Assistant Professor

Higher Ed
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Date posted: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Employer Name: 
Westfield State University
Westfield, Massachusetts


Westfield State University’s Education Department is committed to anti-racist pedagogy and practices that guide our department’s fundamental beliefs in critical engagement with diversity, social justice, community building, scholarly inquiry, and critical reflective practice.


The Education Department is seeking an outstanding and engaged teacher/scholar for an Assistant Professor Tenure-Track position in Critical Multicultural Studies effective September 2019. Requirements include an earned doctorate degree in the field of critical pedagogy or equivalent areas by September 2019. The candidate must provide evidence of the ability to apply multicultural theory to educational practice.


The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate level, advise undergraduates, and participate actively in the university community. Additional opportunities for teaching at the graduate level are available. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the department-wide anti-racism education project that seeks to promote the development and expansion of faculty and student ideologies, knowledge and understandings in applying critical theories and informed practices. 


Persons of color and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin January, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in the field of critical pedagogy (multicultural education, urban education, social justice education) by September 2019.
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience in any of the following areas: critical multicultural education, social justice education, restorative justice, urban education


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated scholarship in field of Multicultural Studies, Whiteness Studies, Critical Pedagogy, issues of systemic racism, or other related areas.
  • Demonstrated excellence in working with socioeconomically, culturally and linguistically diverse learners
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education
  • Teaching experience in PK-12 settings in urban schools and communities
  • Evidence of effective use of learner-centered pedagogies and culturally relevant/sustaining practices
  • Multilingual


Required Documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • Unofficial transcript of highest degree
  • Three letters of recommendations


Doctorate Degree Required: 
Masters Degree Required: