University of Rochester Urban Education Faculty in Rochester, New York


The Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester, seeks applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position open rank situated broadly in urban studies in education and human development, including such areasas P-12 urban schools, urban studies and community development, leadership in urban education, family and community engagement in urban schools,and social foundations of urban education.

We seek applicants who can contribute to urban education within and across all of our programs (Teaching and Curriculum, Human Development and Counseling, Educational Leadership, Policy and Higher Education). The position will be housed in the Teaching and Curriculum program, but will bridge programs. Applicants should be able to advise graduate students, supervise doctoral research in related areas, and offer graduate courses in areas related to urban education.

Candidates need to have a solid record of research and scholarship in contemporary issues in urban education, specifically in high poverty areas. Rochester leads the nation in child poverty and concentrated poverty for similar sized cities and this poverty greatly impacts its schools. The unique partnership between the University and East High School in Rochester ( offers candidates an important space for research, scholarship, and service that warrants a deep understanding of current issues in urban education such as youth culture, hip hop pedagogies, culturally relevant and sustainable pedagogy, youth participatory action research, restorative practices, and linguistic diversity. It is expected that this candidate will play a critical role in the East project and the related Center for Urban Education Success. In addition to leading the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, candidates may teach courses in adolescence and youth culture, diversity, and research methods. Candidates should also provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and the capacity to engage with and assume a leadership role among scholars in the field of urban education.

Applicants should have a doctorate in urban education or a closely related field and must have acommitment to the preparation of strong scholars, diversity and equity, and excellence in teaching, as well as a strong theoretical background and research agenda. Preferably, applicants should have a background in research and practice in urban education across educational contexts both within and out of schools. We seek candidates who can complement the expertise of our current faculty in urban education.

Warner offers programs in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Higher Education, Teaching and Curriculum, and Counseling and Human Development. We offer both masters and doctoral programs in each of these areas and actively promote the cross fertilizations of ideas by encouraging students to take courses across program lines and encouraging faculty to develop collaborations across fields. The relatively small size of our graduate school and our University make it easy to find and develop meaningful collaborations with colleagues across the school. Warner faculty view urban education from a multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on critical traditions with particular emphasis on social justice.

Since 1850, the University of Rochester has been one of the country’s leading private universities. Warner is a professional school committed to offering challenging education, advancing scholarship and research, and encouraging fruitful collaborations between scholarship in education and human development and current issues in practice and policy. We have a commitment to the education of all students within learning environments that value diversity and maintain high expectations based on students’ individual strengths, needs, and interests.

The Warner School of Education is committed to increasing its faculty diversity and encourage qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings, who possess language skills other than English or who have a record of research that supports/ benefits diverse communities or a record of teaching a diverse student population. We are committed to equal opportunity and encourage minorities, females, protected veterans and disabled to apply.

Please apply online and send the following information to Christine Ghinazzi, Administrator, University of Rochester, Warner School of Education, Box 270425, Rochester, NY 14627 or (a) a letter of application stating research and teaching interests, (b) current vita, (c) samples of publications, other professional writings, course syllabi, and/or other relevant professional works, and (d) at least three letters of reference. In addition, please apply on-line at;=U&FOCUS;=Applicant&SiteId;=1 (job number 204137)and submit your resume. The search committee will begin to review applications on October 31, 2017, while continuing to process later applications until the position is filled.

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The University of Rochester is a private non-denominational research university located in Rochester, New York and is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our academic experience. We value input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.

The University of Rochester is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title: Urban Education Faculty

Location: Warner Grad School Education

Job ID: 204137

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time