The Department of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University is pleased to invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Educational Studies in Urban Education, to begin in September 2024. Educational Studies in Urban Education is a rapidly growing field of study dedicated to serving diverse communities.

We are seeking a dynamic collaborative colleague who will play a crucial role in ensuring the ongoing growth and success of our Educational Foundations programs while upholding program rigor and fostering student success. Responsibilities include: teaching courses at the undergraduate level in our Educational Foundations for Elementary Teachers program and quantitative masters and doctoral courses offered by our department; conducting an active research agenda and publishing scholarly work; serving on dissertation committees; and providing service to the University and professional community.

The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and administering innovative graduate programs that can draw from our large pool of undergraduate students. Additionally, this individual will spearhead new department initiatives that directly address market demand for non-traditional education programs grounded in educational studies.


Applicants must have a PhD in Educational Foundations/Studies or closely related field – e.g., Urban Education, Policy Studies, Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Foundations (Philosophy, History, Psychology, or Sociology of Education) completed prior to June 2024. A well-defined research agenda, evidence of scholarly activities, and success in or potential for high quality peer-reviewed publications and grant-funded projects; demonstrated aptitude for or evidence of excellence in teaching; demonstrated ability to work with individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds. The department and the College of Education and Engaged Learning are committed to student and faculty diversity and value the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities; have a commitment to education for social justice, democratic practice, and critical thinking; and are interested in addressing issues of diversity in research, teaching, and curriculum development.

Learn more—including application instructions—at the full listing here.