Assistant Professor of Education

Wellesley College
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Closing date
Sep 4, 2022

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The Department of Education at Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning in the academic year 2023-24. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching focus on the intersection of race and education in the K-12 school context.

Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to: the experiences of BIPOC students in schools, bilingual education, Indigenous and decolonial knowledge systems, and ethnic studies in K-12 schools. We also invite scholars with intersectional approaches and have a preference for candidates whose research agendas are embedded in K-12 school communities. Our proximity to cities such as Boston, Cambridge, and Framingham offers ideal research/partnership opportunities with school districts. This aligns with our vision for community engagement and integrating education research, theory and practice.

The person hired will be expected to teach one of our introductory education courses (one with a focus on education policy or one with a focus on school transformation), one qualitative research methods course, and additional courses related to their areas of interest. Faculty members at Wellesley teach two courses per semester.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of education, we plan to consider candidates who are trained in education PhD and EdD programs; interdisciplinary, ethnic, cultural and area studies PhD programs (e.g., African-American Studies, Africana Studies, Asian-American Studies, Chicanx Studies, Colonialism and Diaspora Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Latinx Studies); and humanities and social science PhD programs such as history, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, political science, and psychology. Our commitment to historically marginalized students lies at the center of our work as teachers and scholars. We look for candidates who display a commitment to anti-oppressive teaching, student mentoring, and engaged research.

Applications should be submitted online through the college’s career application website Please submit the following: a cover letter, c.v., one-page diversity statement, research writing sample, teaching statement, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcript. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is November 15, 2022. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our online application system, please email

Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply. 

 All employees hired after August 2, 2021 are required to upload proof of vaccination and booster against COVID‐19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations. 

Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Soo Hong, chair of the department and search committee at


Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.
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