Summary of position
The Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of Buffalo, SUNY is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and socially engaged academic community that prioritizes teaching, research and outreach that addresses educational, economic disparities and social. Addressing and combating structural inequalities, in particular racism, is at the heart of the vision, mission and work of the Graduate School of Education. Achieving this effectively requires educational and research innovations that identify new ways to achieve equity, diversity, justice and inclusion. Specifically, we are interested in scholar-activists across a range of disciplines who are committed to (re) shaping the stock market around race and ethnicity to improve access, opportunities and policies in society and within school systems.
Fundamentally, we believe that improving vital social measures, such as race relations and social, emotional and economic opportunities and outcomes for underrepresented minority individuals and communities, requires a concentration of academics who, from across their various disciplinary horizons, undertake to tackle these educational problems, economic and social disparities.
Priority status will be granted to applicants making strong and innovative contributions to their field; with experience working effectively with graduate students from racial minorities; who have developed and demonstrated skills in critical pedagogy; and who engaged their academic and local communities to solve vital social issues.
Department of School Psychology and Educational Psychology (2 vacancies) We are seeking academics whose research and teaching interests use a critical lens to interrogate the following (or related) areas: 1) Transforming systems and structures within schools and society to ensure health and good -be minority young people and their families; 2) Examine resistance and resilience in the success and engagement of minority youth; and 3) Explore the role of school counselors as agents of change, advocates and allies of students and families.
Department of Leadership and Educational Policy (2 vacancies) We are seeking equity-focused scholar-practitioners and academic citizens with a record of innovative competencies in anti-racist scholarship, practice, and critical pedagogy focused on addressing issues of equity, power and privilege in education with particular attention to the preparation of principals / school leaders; critical theory of race; critical studies on disability; leadership for various contexts, including urban, suburban and rural settings; support multilingual learners; and family and community involvement.
Department of Learning and Teaching ( 2 open row positions)
Teacher training We are looking for academics whose research engages directly with schools and communities and focuses specifically on one of the following (or related) research areas: 1) race and teacher education; 2) anti-racist and liberating pedagogies; 3) culturally and linguistically sustainable pedagogies; 4) the dynamics of inclusive class cultures, especially for minority or multilingual learners; 5) teacher training practices and equity-oriented curriculum designs; and 6) valuation practices or equity-oriented technologies.
Social science education We are seeking academics whose research and teaching interrogate and construct solid historical thinking and civic education by exploring questions such as: 1) What deep sets of social science knowledge do minority students and their families share and practice? 2) How has student, teacher and / or community activism against systemic oppression evolved among diverse and intersectional populations, including indigenous, racial, ethnic, refugee, multilingual, gender minorities and people with disabilities? 3) In what ways can educators respond as intersectional allies with and for students and their families, including, for example, trans * and non-binary students and learners of English? And, 4) How could such knowledge, struggles and alliances transform the curriculum, teaching, historical thinking, civics and civility, and the democracy in which they are located?
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