Assistant Professor

University of San Francisco

United States

December 24, 2021


Job Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Summary:

The University of San Francisco (USF) is a private, urban University with a global perspective that educates leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. The core mission of the University is to promote learning in the Jesuit tradition. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed and the values and sensitivity necessary to serve others. The University draws from the cultural, intellectual, and economic resources of the San Francisco Bay Area and its location on the Pacific Rim to enrich and strengthen its educational programs.

The Teacher Education Department (TED) in the USF School of Education invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position with a focus on cross-disciplinary teacher education that centers our intersectional identities. TED is dedicated to preparing teachers who are committed to excellence, diversity, and social justice in education and offers various options for multiple- and single-subject preliminary teaching credential programs combined with a master's degree. We actively seek to expand the diversity of our faculty and students, as well as extend our collaborations with schools and community-based organizations serving diverse youth in the Bay Area. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience as accomplished teachers and scholars within K-12 schools and who bring expertise related to ethnic studies, anti-racist education, and humanizing and justice- oriented teaching and/or teacher education.

Full Job Description:

Responsibilities include teaching foundational coursework and curriculum and instruction courses for either multiple subject or single subject candidates; advising students and student projects; conducting research and publishing scholarly work in education; and collaborating with colleagues on teacher education development, School of Education and university initiatives, and partnerships with schools and communities. Responsibilities may also include teaching and service in TED programs at the branch campuses.

Required Qualifications include the following:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in education with expertise in K-12 schools; scholarly and practical expertise in K-12 teaching and teacher development.

  • Evidence of experience being an effective teacher for equity and excellence in K- 12th grade urban public schools with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

  • Theoretical and practical expertise related to one or more of the following: liberatory or abolitionist frameworks, culturally relevant pedagogy and curriculum design, ethnic studies, anti-racist pedagogy, humanizing education, math and/or science education.

  • Demonstrated record of scholarly achievement.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent higher education teaching experience or potential.

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning January 15, 2022.

    Applicants must complete the online application process on the USF Human Resources website: https: // www.

    All required application documents (letter of interest; curriculum vitae; teaching statement, DEI statement- see prompt below; and graduate transcripts) are to be uploaded with the exception of the three letters of reference. 500 word limit for teaching and diversity statements. Reference letters detailing research, teaching, and other professional qualifications should be sent directly to:

    Lenna Onishi, Assistant to the Dean/Assistant Director of Administration

    DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) statement prompt:

    The University of San Francisco is ranked #1 in the nation for student diversity, and is deeply committed to inclusive excellence and social justice. What is your understanding of the role of diversity, equity and inclusion in academia and what initiatives or contributions exemplify your ability to promote DEI for students, faculty, and staff? Please also describe how you have navigated questions of power, privilege and demonstrated cultural humility when engaging with diverse community members.


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