Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania

Lecturer of Educational Practice in Reading/Writing/Literacy

Job Overview

The Graduate School of Education(GSE) at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Lecturer in Educational Practice in Reading/Writing/Literacy (RWL). Responsibilities include teaching courses in the RWL masters degree and reading specialist programs, coordinating the reading specialist program (which includes coordinating field experiences for all RWL students and maintaining programmatic compliance with relevant certification policies), coordinating the Philadelphia Writing Project, and collaborating with other teacher certification programs at GSE.

Qualifications include an earned doctorate in literacy or English education, or a related field, certification as a K-12 teacher and/or reading specialist, and expertise in preparing teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse schools and communities. The most competitive candidates will have knowledge of K-12 urban school districts and communities, demonstrated commitments to social justice and educational equity, and experience with school/community partnerships and teacher networks.

All interested applicants should submit a letter expressing interest and general qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references. Please apply using the following link:

http://apply.interfolio.com/117317

 

Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2023 but will continue until the position is filled.

 

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The initial appointment as a Lecturer in Educational Practice shall be for one year only. At the end of the first year, it is expected that the appointment shall be extended for an additional two years on the basis of performance and on the academic need for such services continuing to exist. All subsequent reviews and continued reappointments are to be based on professional performance and the academic need for services.


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Professor Sade Bonilla

Job Overview

The two-year grant-funded postdoctoral fellow will be based in the Policy, Organizations, Leadership, and Systems Division of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE). The start date for the position is planned for Summer 2023, with some flexibility. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Professor Sade Bonilla on a partnership with the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) to evaluate the Get a Skill, Get a Job, Get Ahead (G3) workforce recovery program using quasi-experimental estimation strategies. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to a wide variety of enrichment opportunities at Penn GSE, including networking and numerous seminars. The position includes funding for conference travel.

Key Functions and Expected Performances

The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Sade Bonilla. This includes, but is not limited to, collaboration with Professor Bonilla and other members of the research and project team in documenting administrative data; conducting data analysis; mentoring and working with graduate students; drafting reports to funders; manuscript writing; communicating with research partners; and presenting findings at research conferences.

Requirements

An earned doctoral degree in economics of education, education policy, economics, public policy/administration, or a related field must be completed before the start date. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. Also highly valued are personal initiative, strong writing skills, and effective collaboration experience. Preferred experience includes work with large administrative data sets and quasi-experimental designs to estimate effects.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent through Interfolio using the link below and include (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for three references.

http://apply.interfolio.com/116166

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to diversity. Penn GSE seeks candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The Division of Education Policy strongly encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of groups who represent underrepresented, marginalized, or under-resourced backgrounds.


Assistant Professor

Tenure-Line Position in Education, Culture, and Society

Job Overview

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Education, Culture, and Society Program. As part of Penn GSE's institutional commitment to political, democratic, and civic equity in education, and the ECS program’s similar thematic focus, we seek candidates who have strong training in education and related social science and humanities disciplines (such as sociology, political science, anthropology, history, or philosophy) and whose scholarship focuses on the political and critical dimensions of education, broadly defined. Of special interest are scholars whose research addresses issues of race and urban education, gender and sexuality, immigration, critical disability studies or the politics of education, including the role of education in sustaining political and civic discourse and addressing social inequality in the U.S. and/or internationally.

The successful candidate will have strong disciplinary training, will demonstrate clear scholarly promise, and will be able to teach courses in the social foundations of education as well as in qualitative and ethnographic methods. We seek an early career scholar with a strong commitment to research, publishing, and graduate teaching and mentoring. Candidates should have their Ph.D. degrees in hand by June 2023.

Please send a letter expressing your interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, short statement about teaching experience and approach, two representative manuscripts or dissertation chapters, and names of three references (please do not send reference letters at this time). Please apply using the following link: apply.interfolio.com/114122

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2022 and will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled.

Penn GSE seeks candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We are strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Assistant Professor

Tenure-Line Position in Reading/Writing/Literacy

Job Overview

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Reading/Writing/Literacy (RWL) Program. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research programs focus on reading and literacy in the early grades. Penn GSE and the RWL program share a strong ethical commitment to advancing social justice and educational equity, and we seek candidates whose scholarship centers on issues of race and equity and foregrounds an expansive and critical view of literacy. 

The successful candidate will have deep knowledge about how children learn to read and a commitment to preparing educators to engage with broadened understandings of reading pedagogy and practice. An ideal candidate would have a background in contemporary literacy theories, familiarity with current reading and literacy policies, experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse learners in the early grades, and interest in children’s literature and texts, broadly conceived. We seek a highly promising early career scholar with strong research, publishing, and graduate teaching and mentoring potential and a dedication to securing external support for their research.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, names of 3 references, and up to three writing samples. Please apply using the following link: apply.interfolio.com/114120. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1 until the position is filled.

Penn GSE seeks candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We are strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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