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Open Rank Faculty Position in Secondary Social Studies Education

Apply now Job no: 510584
Position type: Faculty
Location: New York
Categories: Other

Posting Summary:
The Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks an Open Rank Professor, tenured or tenure-track, of Social Studies Education.

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Program in Social Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks an Open Rank Professor, tenured or tenure-track, of Social Studies Education. Candidates for this position should share an interest in and a desire to be a leader in critical social studies education. We are seeking a candidate who researches and teaches against master/colonizing narratives. Preference will be given to candidates who bring specialization in anti-racist education, abolitionist teaching, decoloniality, Ethnic Studies, or a related scholarly area. We expect this candidate to rotate into leadership positions, work with preservice and in-service teachers, advise M.A. students and their theses, and support doctoral student research. Qualified candidates should be prepared to teach graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: history pedagogical content knowledge, economic pedagogical content knowledge, Ethnic Studies, social studies education, teaching methods, in addition to doctoral courses. The appointment is expected to commence September 1, 2023.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have all of the following: an earned Ph.D./Ed.D. (or degree conferral by the time of appointment for an Assistant Professor) in social studies education or a related field; a commitment to social studies education; a minimum of three years teaching experience in grades 6- 12 schools; and a line of research in social studies education.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications include a record of extra-mural support for research on teacher education, experience in a field-based social studies teacher education program, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


We strongly encourage applications from scholars of color and/or traditionally marginalized groups. We are open to innovative or non-traditional paths that research and programming would take within the social studies.

Candidates for this position should read our Program Overview and respond to how they can envision their scholarship and teaching supporting the legacy of social studies education at Teachers College.

Interested candidates should submit an application package the includes:

  • A detailed cover letter that explains your qualifications related to the job posting. This may include a discussion of commitments for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and how your work furthers these ideals.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three scholarly publications and/or well-developed papers
  • Applicants for the Assistant Professor rank should have three letters of reference sent directly to Ms. Dulce Quiroz at dkq2101@tc.columbia.edu
  • Applicants for Associate and Full Professor ranks should submit a list of three names of references, complete with addresses and phone numbers. We will request letters of reference for short-listed candidates.

Please submit these materials electronically using the PageUp applicant portal.

While the search remains open until the position is filled, a review of applications will begin October 31, 2022. Questions regarding this search should be directed to Dr. Sandra Schmidt, Program Director, at ss4146@tc.columbia.edu.

Salary Range:

Assistant Professor: $103,500 - $139,725

Associate Professor: $119,025 - $155,543

Full Professor: $143,196-$191,475

Teachers College as an institution is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.

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