Job no: 492725

Davidson College’s Educational Studies Department seeks a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies with a specialty in Education Policy to provide innovative research, teaching, and leadership reflecting the mission of an undergraduate liberal arts college.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a social science-related field or an Ed.D. in Education Policy. We prefer expertise in contemporary educational policy issues in the United States including, but not limited to, inequality, educational change, K-12 education, and/or higher education. Priority will be given to candidates with a focus on issues relevant to creating equitable access to quality education in the United States. In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to establish community and college connections through education policy initiatives.

Basic Functions: The candidate may be from any social science field with clear evidence of an active research agenda and excellence in teaching. The candidate is expected to teach five courses a year with a combination of upper- and lower-level courses.

Application Procedures: All interested applicants should apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu. The following materials are required:

  1. Letter of application explaining your research and teaching interests, as well as a statement describing how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  2. Curriculum Vitae,
  3. Graduate Transcript,
  4. One sample publication, and
  5. Names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted directly to provide a letter of recommendation

All questions should be addressed to Dr. Hilton Kelly, Educational Studies Search Chair, at hikelly@davidson.edu.

Other Information: Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, NC. The College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, outstanding research facilities, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity, and upholds educational excellence through student-faculty collaborative research and inclusive pedagogy. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence in cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s mission. The successful candidate will begin July 1, 2018.