Job – Assistant Professor, Department of International Multicultural Education

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Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of International Multicultural Education

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 Department of International & Multicultural Education (IME) in the USF School of Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position commencing Fall 2015 in: Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) studies in education with particular expertise in qualitative/participatory action research methods.

Since its inception in 1975, the International and Multicultural Education (IME) Department has been committed to understanding inequalities based on race, class, gender, and nationality as a way of promoting educational scholarship and research based on principles of equity and social justice. IME provides students with educational experiences that generate leadership, ethical responsibility and service to all communities with focused studies on formal and informal education within social, cultural, and linguistic contexts in both the United States and abroad. TheIME Department has always been innovative in its curriculum and scholarship, by utilizing a comparative lens to examine educational issues and by promoting critical pedagogy and participatory action research. IME offers three MA degree programs: MA in Human Rights Education (unique in the US), MA in IME, and MA in TESOL, in addition to the Ed.D. in IME, with possible concentrations in Human Rights Education and Second Language Acquisition.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include developing and teaching LGBTQ studies in education (aligned with the critical lens of IME and intersectional in nature), qualitative and participatory action research methods, and other courses for the Masters and doctoral programs; contributing to program, curriculum, and policy development ofLGBTQ issues throughout the School of Education; conducting research and publishing scholarly work in education; supervising students on capstone projects and doctoral dissertations; assisting with student recruitment and advising; and contributing to School of Education and university initiatives and mission, including building partnerships with schools and communities.

Other Responsibilities/Requirements

The successful candidate should have a program of research that utilizes qualitative and participatory methodologies to address problems of educational inequalities based on race, class, gender, and sexuality through engaged scholarship that is collaborative and innovative. Candidates are sought who work with the themes of globalization, migration, transnationalism, and/or urbanization with a focus on LGBTQ issues vis-à-vis education and whose research is social justice-oriented. We are especially interested in candidates who use queer theory as an analytical tool, and who will complement and strengthen our existing scholarship in this area. These methods may include, but are not limited to participatory action research, visual methodologies, oral histories, testimonios, individual and focus group interviews, critical ethnography (including digital ethnographic research), and critical discourse analysis. Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in education with expertise in LGBTQ issues in education and qualitative research methods; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; and excellent higher education teaching experience or potential.

Special Instructions Summary

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2014.

Applicants must complete the online application process on the USF Human Resources website: All required application documents (letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts) are to be uploaded with the exception of the three letters of reference. Reference letters detailing research, teaching, and other professional qualifications should be sent directly to:

Alison Rodrigues, Assistant to the Dean
Search Committee: International & Multicultural Education Department
School of Education
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Job Close Date: Posted until Filled

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

EEO Policy

The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

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