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Assistant Professor in Social Studies/Multicultural Education

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Curriculum & Instruction
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Job Description:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an assistant professor with expertise in social studies education with an emphasis on multicultural education. The position begins September 1, 2019.

We are seeking a collaborative and creative colleague who shares UMass Boston’s commitment to urban populations and social justice and who possesses inclusionary, transdisciplinary, and global perspectives on social studies education. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development, growth, and enhancement of students in the middle/secondary education program through teaching, advising, and curriculum development. Strong qualitative or quantitative methodological expertise is expected. In particular, we are seeking scholars working on the leading edge of Social Studies Education and Multicultural Education research, specifically on learning in urban, diverse, immigrant contexts. 

Responsibilities include: carry out an active funded research agenda that makes significant contributions to the field of education; teach courses in the middle/secondary education program including Social Studies Methods; supervise students in their pre-practicum and practicum settings (field experience/student teaching); advise students; assist with curriculum development and professional associations' accreditation; and contribute to the university's urban mission, to university and departmental committees, and to professional associations. Faculty class schedule includes evening classes. Faculty also sometimes teach online courses.  

Requirements: Candidates must have: a terminal degree in Curriculum and Instruction or a closely related field (such as human development, psychology, education policy) or a terminal degree in History or a closely related field; substantial experience teaching Social Studies at the middle or high school level, preferably in settings that embrace multicultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic diversity; experience teaching at the college level; and evidence of scholarly productivity. Candidates from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Information: The department values community engagement, academic excellence, and social justice. Faculty are committed urban practitioners who seek to facilitate educational opportunities that promote professional excellence, highlight culture and worldview as shaping everyday meanings, and underscore the importance of 21st-century skills. Visit for more information.

Application instructions:

To apply, please submit materials online. Materials include a CV and a letter of interest that addresses your qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, and your agenda for research, teaching, and service, as well as names and contact information for three letters of recommendation.

For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Janna Kellinger at

Review of applications will begin in October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. 


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