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Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Critical Studies of Higher Education
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education (JRCoE) at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Critical Studies of Higher Education. We seek candidates who research higher education through inter/trans-disciplinary critical sociological, philosophical, historical, political, and/or cultural perspectives. We are particularly interested in hiring a colleague whose scholarship engages the transformational capacities of higher education for historically marginalized students and communities, and help our department grow our focus and reach in preparing future educational leaders and scholars to transform educational systems and larger social orders.

Key Responsibilities:

This position involves teaching, service, and maintaining an active scholarly agenda. Additional curricular responsibilities include advising master’s and doctoral students, curriculum development, and program or departmental improvement. Service may include supporting initiatives at the program, department, college, and university levels; developing partnerships with community members, local organizations, non-profit entities, and other institutions of higher education; and supporting national scholarly associations. Scholarship is defined broadly by recognizing multiple designs and methodological traditions.

Application Instructions:

Application review will begin October 25, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position is a 9-month position and is expected to begin August of 2022.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, a current CV, a research statement summarizing previous and future scholarly engagement, and names and contact information for three references. Letters of application should address interest in this position and describe how the candidate’s qualifications and experiences match the specified responsibilities, required, and preferred qualifications. OU is using Interfolio to conduct this search. All application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio using the link at the bottom of this posting.

Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Kirsten Hextrum, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and Search Committee Chair

Email: hextrum@ou.edu

To apply for this position, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/93659
Position: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Critical Studies of Higher Education
Organization: University of Oklahoma
Location: Norman,  OK 
United States
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posting Start Date: 9/24/2021
Date Posted: 9/24/2021
Requirements The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate or international equivalent in a relevant field or sub-field of discipline such as Higher Education, Educational Foundations, or Educational Policy, other applicable disciplines and fields.

In addition, a successful candidate will demonstrate:
 
  • A commitment to teaching, research, and public service activities appropriate to an advanced-assistant or associate level at a research-intensive institution
  • A willingness and ability to work with graduate students, faculty colleagues, local communities and/or higher educational professionals
  • A willingness and ability to teach across departmental programs (Educational Studies, Adult & Higher Education, and Education Administration & Curriculum Supervision)
  • A willingness and ability to teach, advise, and mentor graduate students
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Evidence of the ability to develop and maintain relationships within the higher education community at the local, state, national, and/or international level(s)

Preferred Qualifications:
 
  • We seek candidates who bring a critical understanding of structural oppression in higher education and who engage in teaching, research, professional and/or public service that promotes diversity, equity, and justice.

To meet these aims we seek candidates:
 
  • Whose intellectual traditions are grounded in Critical Race Theory, Black/Latinx/Indigenous Knowledge Traditions, Diaspora/Migration/Immigration Studies, Feminist Knowledge Traditions, Critical Disability Studies, and/or Decolonial Studies.
  • With sustained engagement with minoritized communities that are underrepresented in higher education, and demonstrated ability to integrate this asset into research, service, and teaching
  • With professional experience in higher education (informal or formal) or related settings
Status: This listing expires on: 11/23/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
University of Oklahoma
Address:
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
820 Van Vleet Oval, 210 Collings Hall
Norman,  OK 73019
United States
Email:
hextrum@ou.edu
Phone:
(405) 325-4202
Fax:
Contact:
Dr. Kirsten Hextrum, Search Committee Chair

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