Open Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Lecturer in the Independent School Teaching Residency Program

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a lecturer in Teacher Education to support the Independent School Teaching Residency program (ISTR). The ISTR program is comprised of the Boarding School Teaching Residency and the Day School Teaching Residency cohorts and is a member of the Collaboratory for Teacher Education at Penn GSE. The pillars of the program’s mission are to professionalize teaching in independent schools, to build a more diverse faculty within independent schools, cultivate an inquiry stance in teaching, and to raise critical questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in independent schools and education more broadly.

The primary responsibility of the lecturer will be to serve on the leadership team for the Independent School Teaching Residency, leading instruction within the Reflective Practice strand of the program. The objective of this strand is to support students in developing an inquiry stance toward their teaching practice. The program has a blended online and in-person format. Program meetings are held on 6 weekends across the year and over 2 weeks in the summer.  The lecturer must be able and willing to attend these events. Four of the weekends require travel away from Philadelphia. The lecturer will serve a non-renewable 3-year term.  The lecturer will teach 4.0 CUs in the program and will have responsibilities including:

  • Serve as the lead instructor for the reflective practice strand and teach within the strand across the boarding school and day school cohorts.
  • Coordinate a team of instructors and online mentors within the reflective practice strand across both boarding and day school cohorts.
  • Work with the instructional team to develop a syllabus that spans the two years of the Reflective Practice strand.
  • Work with the instructional team to support 1st year fellows in the reflective practice strand as they inquire into their teaching practice in courses that require collecting and sharing artifacts of their practice, including videos of classroom instruction, lesson plans, and student assessments.
  • Work with the instructional team to support the 2nd year fellows in the completion of their master’s portfolio which includes a teacher inquiry project in which students develop an inquiry question about their practice and examine that question across the year, culminating in an inquiry project presentation and completed section of the master’s portfolio.
  • Coordinate the grading of assignments within the instructional team and submit all final course grades to the registrar.
  • Contribute to research activities of the Collaboratory for Teacher Education at PennGSE.
  • Serve on the leadership team for the Independent School Teaching Residency, coordinating with the program directors to ensure that the reflective practice strand is in alignment with other strands in the program.
  • Attend all program events, which are held on 6 weekends across the year and over 2 weeks in the summer.

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in teacher education or a related field
  • Experience teaching teacher inquiry preferred, experience teaching qualitative methods required
  • 3-5 years teaching experience in secondary schools
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of students, school partners, and colleagues
  • Willingness and flexibility to attend to program meetings on 6 weekends per year (4 requiring travel) and to engage in some online activities in the evening and on weekends

To apply:

  • Submit the following as attachments to gse-istr@gse.upenn.edu:      
    • Cover letter
    • CV
    • Contact information for 3 professional references

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018 and 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  


Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in the Learning Sciences and Science Education

 

The University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE), invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow position in the learning sciences and science education. The position entails work on two federally funded projects with a focus on delivering high quality professional development to high school science teachers.

The first project aims to investigate how high-quality PD can be delivered at low to no cost through a purely online PD format. The content of the PD is computer-supported complex systems resources for high school biology classes using the StarLogo agent-based modeling tool. One major goal of this project is to research the extent to which collaboration and ongoing community-building can be supported through asynchronous methods.

The second project, in conjunction with Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, will develop curricular units for building bioinformatics literacy that students acquire through investigation of local urban environmental data. Teachers and students will build and use mobile apps to collect this data and will learn how to interpret the data in order to make evidence-based decisions on actions they can take in their communities.

A successful applicant would have some of the following research experiences or expertise:

  • Teacher professional development
  • Graphical computer programming (e.g., Scratch, App Inventor)
  • Data science or data literacy including data visualization
  • Learning analytics
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods (advanced statistical methods is desirable)
  • Complex systems and/or social networks (content and methods)
  • Urban and science education

This is a one-year position renewable up to 3 years.

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

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The ideal candidate will be able to start on or around November 15, 2018 (or sooner). Please send an electronic application that contains a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to: Dr. Susan Yoon: yoonsa@upenn.edu.


Professor of Practice in K-12 Educational Leadership

 

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a Professor of Practice in K-12 Educational Leadership. The selected candidate will prepare the next generation of education, teacher, and research leaders. The Professor of Practice will work alongside and collaborate with a community of education scholars committed to connecting research to practice, and with a community of practitioner-scholars committed to generating new knowledge from within and across the field.

We seek a candidate who thinks deeply about the challenges of implementing school improvement efforts at both school and district levels, and who has experience building professional cultures that support practitioner and student learning in a diverse range of K-12 settings. We welcome candidates committed to social justice and interested in mentoring students and advising student leadership initiatives. In addition, we are interested in candidates who can contribute to PennGSE’s initiatives on educational innovation, local impact, and global influence. The candidate should be practiced and skilled at negotiating the complex policy and market environments of public school systems. We expect the successful candidate to provide intellectual leadership through teaching, mentoring, and guiding research in regular and executive format programs.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Management, Organizational Behavior, or a closely related field and have substantial, decades-long employment experience as an educational leader. Desirable areas of emphasis include instructional leadership, organizational development, professional development, data-informed decision making, K-12 curriculum, and school-community dynamics. Experience with private sector schooling, educational technology, and/or international contexts is highly desirable. The ideal candidate will possess a record of publications and presentations on educational leadership, have demonstrated success in obtaining and managing grants, and be active in national professional networks.

Professor of Practice appointments are made for five years, are subject to reappointment review at five-year intervals, and may be renewed as long as academic needs persist.

To apply, please submit a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position, your curriculum vitae, up to 3 writing samples (e.g., journal articles, book chapters, policy reports), and the names and contact information of three references to: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/faculty_research/positions/apply-k12-ed-leadership

We will begin reviewing applications on October 22, 2018 and we will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled.

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Education Policy Faculty Member

 

Education Policy Division
Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for two tenure-track positions, one of open rank and the other of a junior faculty member in education policy.

The successful candidates will have an earned doctorate in education, public policy, economics, or other relevant field, with a specialization in conducting research in the social sciences, an outstanding record of research preparation and/or productivity, and teaching expertise.

Strong qualifications in the research process are essential, including study framing, research design and appropriate analytic methods. In addition, the candidates will have substantive expertise and experience in one or more specialty fields of contemporary education policy – which might include areas such as the economics of education, policy and program evaluation, education finance, the policy making process, or the politics of education – as well as interest in cross-cutting issues of equity, access, and excellence.

We expect the successful candidates will also provide intellectual leadership to the Education Policy Division, as well as other divisional programs within the Graduate School of Education, through collaborative participation in masters and doctoral student program development, teaching, advising, and mentoring.

We will begin reviewing nominations and applications on October 15, 2018 and will continue to consider new applications until the positions are filled.

Please submit a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, name of three references, and reprints of publications and/or relevant manuscripts using the form below.

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

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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Tenure-Line Position in Higher Education (Open Rank)

 

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites nominations and applications for a tenure line faculty position (rank open) in higher education. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and an outstanding record of research productivity and teaching expertise in important areas of higher education, particularly race, diversity, equity, and inclusion, college student experiences and outcomes, and/or other topics.  We expect the successful candidate to provide intellectual leadership, through teaching, advising, and research, to division and cross-divisional programs. 

We will begin reviewing nominations and applications on November 15, 2018, but will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled. Please send a letter expressing interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, names of three references, and reprints of two publications using the form below. 

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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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