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Assistant Dean/Associate Teaching Professor for Teacher Education

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School / Campus / College: College of Education

Organization: College of Education

Title: Assistant Dean/Associate Teaching Professor for Teacher Education

Position Details

Position Description

Situated on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territory of the dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish people), the College of Education at The University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for an Assistant Dean for Teacher Education. We are looking for someone to lead our Teacher Education Program and unite and support a variety of stakeholders committed to educational justice, including 5 teacher education program directors, instructors of various ranks, and students at multiple degree levels. This person will be situated within multiple university state and national systems and we want our new colleague to assist us in working to push back against and dismantle inequities within these systems and to be a thought partner and leader in reform within them.


The position will carry the non-tenure rank of Associate Teaching Professor and is a three-year, nine-month position at 100% FTE, with three paid months of summer available for work on program development and leadership. Renewal of this appointment will be considered in the second year of appointment.


Our Teacher Education Program is committed to diversifying the educator workforce, with over half of the candidates in our programs from racially and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Additionally, our teaching, research, and community collaborations demonstrate our commitment to the preparation of racially just teachers through innovative practices such as identity caucusing. We are looking for a visionary who will advance the college’s racial and intersectional justice goals, including upholding our college’s commitment to remaining accountable and answerable to local and state Indigenous communities as well as Black, disability, and other marginalized communities throughout Washington State. This position is expected to commence July 2022 or as negotiated with the successful candidate.


Our new colleague will join with the area of Teaching Learning Curriculum (TLC) faculty in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) as well as other faculty in the college who share a strong commitment to equity and justice in teacher education and society.



This person will lead, in collaboration with five teacher education directors, the teacher education program in further developing programs directed at diversifying the educator workforce and related pedagogies through a racial and intersectional justice lens. This person will also join the dean’s leadership team and work closely with her, and other college leadership, to advance the college’s mission. Furthermore, this person will work with other leaders in the region and across the state and nation to reform and inform teacher education policy as well as advocate for UW teacher education. The Assistant Dean will also show a demonstrated commitment to racial and intersectional justice in teacher education and teacher learning and development in antiracist/anti-oppressive pedagogy; a deep and expansive understanding of critical scholarship and practice in Pre-K-12 settings; will build authentic partnerships with PreK-12 schools and other communities; and use excellent people and communication skills to cultivate brave and humanizing spaces that bring people together and encourage active participation and shared leadership. This role also requires the management of many logistical components of the program, including budgets, scholarships, hiring, research, and state endorsement requirements, and will have opportunities for instruction.


A successful candidate could bring a variety of perspectives and interests to the position. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:


  • Leadership experience recruiting, supporting and sustaining teachers and/or community members in Pre-K-12 systems, higher education, or other justice and community-based educational settings
  • Administrative and management experience (i.e. with budgets, hiring and program development)
  • Experience teaching in both Pre-K-12 and teacher education in contexts that serve marginalized communities
  • Experience supporting, advising and mentoring students and colleagues
  • Experience participating in service and outreach activities with local and national communities engaged in anti-racist/anti-oppressive work
  • Understanding and ability to apply state certification requirements and processes



  • An earned doctorate or foreign equivalent in a relevant field or discipline such as Education by the start date of this appointment, with a strong emphasis in an area including, but not limited to, teaching, leadership and learning  



Please include (1) A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation, experience, and evidence of leadership in teacher education. Please explicitly address how you see your past, present, and near-future goals with specific elements of this job description, including its emphasis on educational justice and equity in teacher education; (2) A one-page diversity and personal statement describing your experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and sharing your positionality and describing your experiences with and commitment to equity and justice; (3) Curriculum vitae; (4) Names and contact information for three references (please do not send recommendation letters at this time. The College of Education will request letters for all semi-finalists); (5) an email address for further communications.


Send queries about the position to Search Chair Dr. Jessica Thompson,


Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at The committee will begin reviewing applications on 1/1/2022. The position will remain open until filled. Appointment projected to commence July 2022.


Search members include: Anne Beitlers, Anthony B. Craig, Mary Clevenger-Bright, Shaneé Washington and Bailey Allred



As the nation’s No. 5-ranked public school of education, the UW College of Education strives to transform inequitable systems of education to create just, sustainable and culturally-thriving democracies engaging in dynamic, collaborative partnerships, practices, and research. The 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. We invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and a commitment to working with culturally thriving communities to address pressing educational challenges and foster a more just and caring society. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.


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