Assistant Professor – URBAN EDUCATION – UC Berkeley

The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track position in Urban Education to begin in the 2014-2015 academic year, anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. We seek applicants who bring social science perspectives and training to the critical understanding of urban education, and who would be excited to join an interdisciplinary group of scholars whose research centers on the challenges and promises of education in urban settings. The San Francisco Bay Area presents an ideal opportunity for cutting edge empirical research and innovation that will advance educational diversity and equity.  The successful candidate will have a primary affiliation with the Social and Cultural Studies in Education (SCS) program, which focuses on social foundations themes in education, such as school and social stratification, racial inequality, and education and social change. Moreover, urban education is a matter of broad interest in the Graduate School of Education, and the successful candidate can expect to collaborate with faculty and students throughout the School and across the campus.  The individual will teach and advise doctoral students in SCS, and will also contribute as appropriate to the GSE’s highly-regarded undergraduate minor and/or its innovative programs of professional education.  For more information on the SCS program, please visit:

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in education or closely related fields (for example, sociology, anthropology, ethnic studies, or political science). The doctoral degree must be completed by date of hire. Applications must include a curriculum vitae; a detailed letter or statement of interests and qualifications; up to three samples of academic writing; and the names and contact information of three references, by December 2, 2013. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please arrange for letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by recommenders. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

To apply, please submit all materials electronically to the following URL:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For more information see

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