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Assistant/Associate Professor for Center for Urban Education
University of Pittsburgh

  • Sep. 30, 2016
  • Assistant/Associate Professor for Center for Urban Education
  • School of Education - Center for Urban Education (CUE)
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
    United States
  • Nov. 14, 2016
  • August 2017
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Urban Education
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POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor, Center for Urban Education. This position is a full-time tenure-track position, beginning August 2017.

DESCRIPTION: The Center for Urban Education in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks candidates for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of
Education. The successful candidate will be an individual who studies the context of urban education and/or urban communities through one of several disciplines: anthropology, area studies, geography, instruction and learning, learning sciences, policy, educational leadership, sociology, psychology, or teacher education.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of a PhD program in urban education, develop and teach courses related to urban education, mentor and advise graduate students, and secure external funding.

Candidates who are intellectually curious, have a critical, social justice, equity-focused orientation to their research, teaching, and service are especially encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for the position will have an earned doctorate in urban education or a related field (see above). Those new and more advanced in the field will be considered at the assistant professor level. Evidence of relevant coursework, related preparation, and/or work experience in urban education is desirable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants should submit (1) a letter of application that describes their qualifications for the position, their professional interests, and their specific qualifications for the role; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) two samples of written scholarship to Finalists will be required to submit three letters of recommendation in a timely manner. If unable to upload documents, please mail materials to: Urban Education Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, 5605 WWPH, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. For questions about the submission process, please email or call Megan Brennan, Executive Assistant to the Dean at 412-648-1780.

For inquiries, please contact Prof. Rich Milner, Search Committee Chair, at
Review of candidates will begin November 15, 2016 and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified and hired. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

UNIVERSITY SETTING: The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related Research I institution located in the heart of the city of Pittsburgh. The university has consistently placed in the top 25 research universities in the United States. The School of Education is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 30 Schools of Education. The School of Education has a long history of collaboration with school systems throughout Western Pennsylvania, including the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The Center for Urban Education seeks to develop and document promising practices and policies for improving urban education.

Please visit our website ( to learn more about our school, department, and programs.

The city of Pittsburgh has been named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s most livable city and by National Geographic Traveler as one of the top 20 best destinations in the world. The city has numerous universities, museums, parks, and cultural offerings; extensive public transportation and bicycle lanes; affordable housing; and good proximity to state parks and outdoor activities.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups that are under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.


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  • Megan Brennan
    School of Education - Dean's Office
    University of Pittsburgh
    230 S. Bouquet Street
    5600 Wwph
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • 412-648-1780


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