Open Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Open Position: Director of the School Leadership Program

Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Division

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.

We are seeking a Director of the School Leadership Program to direct and oversee all aspects of the School Leadership Program, a master’s degree program that brings together aspiring leaders from independent, public, and charter schools. This role is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the operational management of the program, including recruitment, budget oversight, program design, and supervision. The director is also responsible for collaborating with and supporting faculty and staff in strategic planning and program innovations related to education leadership in GSE and in the field. He/she will have significant contact with the students in the program both as an instructor and advisor.

For more information about the program, please visit https://slp.gse.upenn.edu.

The preferred candidate for this role must have an Ed.D., Ph.D, or equivalent doctoral degree and 10 or more years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in educational administrative leadership. A strong foundation and understanding of school leadership practices, as well as outstanding administrative, teaching, and financial skills is required. Must have demonstrated ability to interact effectively with varied constituencies and must have a sufficiently specialized background to advise students in the program who may come from independent, public, or private schools. An understanding of different sectors is required. Candidates must have innovative approaches and ability to think strategically about expanding the program. Knowledge of diverse academic environments, regional challenges, and current challenges in education is required.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/search to complete an application and submit your resume and cover letter.

Penn is an equal opportunity employer and adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of 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.


Instructional Coach – Project-Based Learning Certificate Program

Position Description 

The new Penn GSE Project-Based Learning Certificate program seeks highly experienced and innovative student-centered educators to join the program’s instructional team. The Penn GSE Project-Based Learning Certificate Program is an innovative professional development program for currently practicing teachers and leaders. The program structure includes a week-long summer institute in Philadelphia, virtual video-based instructional coaching throughout the school year, and finishes with a second week-long summer institute.

The instructional coach position is a part-time position that will require approximately 30 hours of work each month. Instructional Coaches will play a pivotal role in helping facilitate the week-long summer institutes at the University of Pennsylvania, and then be responsible for facilitating virtual video-based instructional coaching for smaller teams of teachers and leaders during the academic school year. The virtual nature of the coaching will allow our coaches flexibility with where they live and work. 

Qualifications

  • Significant K12 teaching experience in a Humanities or STEM field, and/or substantial experience in a leadership role that supports teachers to enact student-centered approaches to teaching and learning
  • Significant experience with coaching and designing and leading professional development
  • High quality experience with project-based learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with practice-based teacher professional development
  • Experience with virtual video-based coaching

Start Date and Instructional Responsibilities

  • Instructional coaches will have design responsibilities in the spring and summer of 2019
  • Instructional coaches will have facilitation and coaching responsibilities during the Penn GSE summer sessions in early August 2019 and 2020
  • Instructional coaches will have facilitation and coaching responsibilities virtually throughout the Penn 2019 – 2020 academic year
  • Based on performance and fit, there may be opportunities to extend the appointment

How to Apply

Questions and inquiries should be directed to the Program Director, Zachary Herrmann, at zsh123@upenn.edu.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume/CV and a cover letter that details how your experiences and interests meet the position qualifications to the program at PennPBL@gse.upenn.edu with the email subject, “Instructional Coach Position”

We will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2019 but will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 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.