The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor of Leadership in Urban Schools, to beginSeptember 1, 2014. Of particular interest are candidates with research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas of urban education: organizational theory, literacy, instructional leadership, and/or special education in urban contexts.

Responsibilities include (1) Teach graduate-level courses in the Leadership in Urban Schools programs; (2) Carry out an active research and publication agenda that makes significant contributions to the fields of urban education and which can attract extramural funding; (3) Chair and serve on doctoral dissertation committees; (4) Advise and mentor doctoral and/or master’s students; (5) Contribute service to the university’s urban mission, to university and departmental committees, and to professional associations.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in education or a relevant field, and demonstrate high scholarly potential, effective graduate teaching, and experience working in K-12 educational settings. Theoretical and applied knowledge of urban school issues, broad research skills, and an understanding of policies, practices, and students in urban education are required. Those with an expertise in multiple/mixed research methodologies are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should present evidence of the ability to obtain external research funds in relevant areas. The department is especially interested in candidates with a record of successful collaboration involving practicing school administrators and/or faculty, a demonstrated commitment to engagement with urban communities, a global perspective, and the ability to integrate these assets into teaching, scholarship, and program development.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.