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Assistant Professor of Education–Wellesley

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Assistant Professor of Education

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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 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


EEO Statement

At Wellesley, we embrace and honor difference and diversity. We believe the best ideas—the best solutions—draw on a range of voices, perspectives, and experiences. As a college, and as a community, we are dedicated to assuring that all members for the Wellesley community have an equal opportunity to flourish. 


Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

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