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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Organizations, Policy, and Politics in Education - Berkeley School of Education

Position overview

Position titles:
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open November 18, 2022 through Monday, Jan 23, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The University of California, Berkeley School of Education (BSE) seeks an early to mid-career scholar, with or without tenure, at the Assistant Professor and Associate/ Full Professor levels to join our faculty cluster that focuses on Organizations, Policy and Politics in Education. Applicants without tenure is preferred to display an exemplary scholarly record sufficient to be awarded tenure at UC Berkeley within the expected timeframe for their respective career stage. We seek an interdisciplinary researcher and proven teacher who examines the inner workings of school (or neighboring) organizations with empirical attention to how power, race and inequality, and institutional habits shape the practices and results that stem from educational organizations.

We seek a scholar with a compelling theoretical and empirically rich work that centers on one or more of several possible foci: 1) macro-level structures and institutional practices that shape PK-12 schooling; 2) broad policy, political, legal, and historical forces in society that shape the function and dynamics of leadership and its impacts on learning in and beyond schools; 3) innovative investigations of organizational and resource management that reveal what leaders need to know to create more equitable and humanizing student and stakeholder results from educational organizations.

This scholar will teach graduate students in the Policy, Politics and Leadership (PPL) cluster, graduate students across School clusters and program areas, as well as undergraduate students with a major or minor in education. The faculty member may also contribute to one of BSE’s leadership programs for practitioners at the Master’s or Ed.D. level. Issues of equity and scholarship aimed at reducing racial and economic inequality are central to the mission and goals of the Berkeley School of Education.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct an innovative program of research and generate external funding to support on-going research and graduate student researchers in line with scholarly interests.

  2. Develop and effectively teach doctoral, master’s level courses, and undergraduate
    courses in areas of the scholar’s expertise and in line with curricular goals including
    addressing issues of race and equity as advanced by the PPL academic cluster.

  3. Collaborate with the on-going work and meetings of PPL.

  4. Effective mentoring, support, and training of diverse doctoral and master’s students in research, writing, and other scholarly activities to meet MA, Ed.D., and Ph.D. degree completion milestones and requirements and guide their overall professional development.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

A Ph.D. degree (or equivalent international degree).

We are especially interested in applicants 1) who employ rigorous qualitative, mixed-methods, and/or quantitative methods publishing empirical work in peer-reviewed journals, policy outlets, and publications for practitioners; 2) experience in PreK-12 public education; 3) ability to make impactful contributions towards increasing social/racial justice, diversity, and inclusion in education and society; and 4) scholarly and working impact in policy or political science, organizational studies, sociology, education, or a related social science field.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent Postdoc; current Assistant Professor (including those who are “senior” Assistant Professors near tenure). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03733

Associate Professor/Full Professor

Position title: Associate Professor/Full Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured Professor; position equivalent to tenured Professor (ie., at an international university). Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

We will only contact your references to request letters if you are advanced to the second round of review for the position, and we will seek your permission prior to doing so.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03733

Help contact: bse_academicpersonnel@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

Job location

Berkeley, California