Associate Professor or Professor of Education

The Education Department at Connecticut College invites applications for a faculty appointment in Social Foundations of Education at the rank of associate or full professor beginning July 1, 2022. This senior hire will also serve as the Education Department Chair. The appointment as chair will be for a three-year term and carries with it a one course remission. Chair terms are renewable.

In addition to Chair responsibilities, the new faculty member will collaborate with current department faculty to develop the relatively new Educational Studies major (https://www.conncoll.edu/academics/majors-departments-programs/majors-and-minors/educational-studies/). The department has strong commitments to critical pedagogies, justice-oriented educational perspectives, community engagement, and situating educational policies and practices in broader historical, sociocultural, political, and economic contexts. Our graduates pursue a range of professional pathways, including engagement in formal and community-based p-20 educational contexts.

We are particularly interested in scholars with areas of expertise in the social and cultural studies of education whose approaches to education are informed by historical, philosophical, or sociological inquiry. An ideal candidate should be able to offer a range of interdisciplinary courses, based on expertise, such as educational foundations, critical social studies education, curriculum studies, and social movements and education reform. As Connecticut College is a liberal arts institution in a small, diverse city, the ability to engage across disciplinary boundaries and constituencies is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of successful department leadership, program building, and faculty and student mentorship.

This new colleague will be expected to: 1) Bring higher education leadership and program development experience towards fulfilling the responsibilities of Education Department Chair at a small liberal arts college; 2) bring expertise in Educational Foundations from a critical perspective to collaboratively build a robust and coherent program of study; 3) teach Education courses that serve the Educational Studies major and contribute to the College’s broader interdisciplinary curriculum; and 4) contribute meaningfully to the realization of full participation across the curriculum and shared governance at the College.

Review of applications will begin December 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit: 1) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Sunil Bhatia, Chair, Educational Studies Search Committee; 2) a curriculum vitae and names of 3 references; 3) statement describing leadership, program development, and mentorship approach and activities, 4) separate statements on research and teaching to http://apply.interfolio.com/96863. We will notify candidates before asking for letters of recommendation from referees.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding of the faculty role and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. Salary is competitive.  

The College is a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual-career couples (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/acn), and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding of the faculty role and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. Salary is competitive. 

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions.