Educational Studies: Urban Multicultural Education

Macalester College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Studies to begin September 2015. We are seeking candidates with strong interest, preparation and experience in urban and multicultural education theory, policy and practice. Candidates should have solid disciplinary (sociology, anthropology, history, political science, economics, psychology) or interdisciplinary (curriculum and pedagogy; social/cultural/historical foundations of education; policy studies in education) academic training. K-12 teaching or administrative experience in urban public school settings is required; teaching experience on the college level desirable. Completion of a PhD, demonstrated scholarly potential and commitment to undergraduate teaching in an environment that values diversity, creativity and social justice are also required.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in urban and multicultural education spanning the continuum from curriculum and pedagogy to public policy and reform and reflecting department guiding principles of integrative theory, engaged inquiry, youth development, pluralism and equity, and social advocacy. Our new colleague will have opportunities to design courses that not only engage Educational Studies majors but also contribute to general education requirements (e.g. U.S. Identity & Difference) and attract undergraduates from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary (e.g. American Studies, Urban Studies) curricular programs across campus.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 with fullest consideration devoted to those received by October 15. Please upload a letter of application including a detailed statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ruthanne Kurth-Schai, Chair, Educational Studies:

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.