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Assistant Professor of History of Education in the United States

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School / Campus / College: College of Education

Organization: College of Education

Title: Assistant Professor of History of Education in the United States

Position Details

Position Description


Situated on the ancestral and traditional territory of the dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish people) and the Coast Salish peoples, the College of Education, University of Washington is seeking to fill a nine-month, 100% FTE position for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in History of Education in the United States beginning in Fall 2024. The base salary range for this position will be $9,223 - $11,112/per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a relocation incentive and a limited commitment of summer salary.


This position will apply substantive, discipline-based expertise and methodological skill to advance our capacity to understand the evolving relationships among educational justice, schooling processes and institutions, the experiences of people and communities, and/or the shifting meanings, contexts, and purposes of education in the United States.

This position will be expected to engage in an active research agenda and scholarly publications relevant to the history of education in the United States and educational justice broadly in areas such as, but not limited to:  the history of educational law and policy, the experiences of historically marginalized communities (class, gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, nationality, ability, etc.), decolonial and anti-colonial studies, borderlands studies, comparative history, social movements and institutional change, the history of ideas, and/or methodological issues in the history of education. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Our new colleague will be expected to:


1.     Serve as a key member of the Social and Cultural Foundations program within the Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy area and contribute to the operation and development of both 

2.     Teach core courses in history for the College, including a graduate-level History of Education in the US course, an undergraduate course, and other historically-related courses of value to students

3.     Pursue an active research agenda with a trajectory for meritorious scholarship that advances the field of history of education and relevant sub-fields 

4.     Serve as a resource for College of Education faculty colleagues and students on educational history 

5.     Engage in service to the College, whether through participation in faculty governance, student committee membership, or as a representative on University-wide committees

6.     Mentor graduate and possibly undergraduate students in the College 

7.     Seek external research funding (encouraged but not required)





The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate (e.g. PhD or EdD) or foreign equivalent in History of Education (with a focus on the United States) or closely related field by the date of appointment




Applications must include:


1.     A detailed letter of no more than three single-spaced pages describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and experience, your research agenda, and your evidence of teaching experience. Please explicitly address how you see your past, present and near-future research, teaching and service addressing specific elements of this job description

2.     Curriculum vitae, including an email address for further communication

3.     The names and contact information of three individuals who can provide written references (Please do not send letters of recommendation at this time; the College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists)

4.     A one-page diversity statement describing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or service and how your work will further the College of Education’s commitment to equity and social justice 

5.     Two examples of scholarly writing related to the job description  


Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at The committee will begin reviewing applications on September 15, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment to commence on or about September 16, 2024. Please send queries about this position to Dr. Joy Williamson-Lott, search chair, dean of the Graduate School, and professor of history of education at


Search committee members include: LaNesha DeBardelaben (; Julia Duncheon (; Hannah Olson (; Tomas Rocha (, Maribel Santiago (; and Joy Williamson-Lott, chair (


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The UW College of Education, the nation’s 4th ranked public school of education, dedicates its resources to making excellent education a daily reality for all students and is committed to solving real-world educational challenges and closing opportunity gaps. Members of the College maintain a set of active partnerships with more than 300 educational institutions in the region, state, and nation—schools, school districts, community-based organizations, informal educational institutions, and professional organizations. Our College’s mission leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally diverse communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society.  The University of Washington is committed to building a vibrant environment for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.  The University’s growing infrastructure includes the Department of American Indian Studies; the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute; the Intellectual House, a longhouse-style facility opened in 2015; the Burke Museum’s Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Indian Art; and the newly developing Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


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