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Assistant Teaching Professor for Equitable Instructional Leadership

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School / Campus / College: College of Education

Organization: College of Education

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor for Equitable Instructional Leadership

Position Details

Position Description

Situated on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territory of the dxʷdəwʔabš (Duwamish people) and Coast Salish peoples, the College of Education (COE) at the University of Washington (UW) is seeking a visionary educator whose academic, professional, and personal experiences speak to equitable teacher development, coaching, leadership, and social justice. We are a College that sees racially, anti-colonial, and linguistically just education as central to our mission, as well as an awareness of the Indigenous lands on which we live and work. The successful candidate will join the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum (TLC) faculty, as well as other faculty in the College who share a strong commitment to justice in education and society and building partnerships with Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and other BIPOC communities in addressing issues of anti-Black racism, anti-Indigeneity, gender inequity, linguicism, and ableism.


The position will carry the non-tenure rank of Assistant Teaching Professor and is a three-year, 9-month position at 100% FTE with two paid months of summer available for work based on curricular need. Renewal of this appointment will be considered in the second year of the appointment.


The Instructional Leadership Program

Our Instructional Leadership program prepares teachers and coaches for equity-driven, non-administrative leadership positions in school and district settings. The Assistant Teaching Professor filling this role will collaborate with a team of diverse faculty, staff, students, schools, and districts working to advance and sustain an educator workforce with commitments to educational justice.


The role combines Master’s level instruction and program improvement, relying on equity-driven research as well as national standards and competencies for teacher leaders.


The Instructional Leadership (IL) Master’s specialization serves a crucial role as a practice-based master’s degree specifically designed for working teachers and instructional specialists, allowing student-practitioners to apply their learning directly to their current spaces of work. This program is one of the most thriving master’s programs in the College of Education.


The responsibilities of the Assistant Teaching Professor for Equitable Instructional Leadership include:


  1. Managing the curriculum and instruction of core program courses on topics such as community building, mentoring adult learners, educational policy, data interpretation, and practitioner research methods. Core program courses involve summer intensive, online, and in-person teaching.
  2. Planning and teaching monthly seminars.
  3. Supervising student capstone action research projects.
  4. Providing ongoing, highly personalized advising to students at all stages of the program.
  5. Engaging in recruitment efforts that support the College’s mission to diversify the teacher workforce. 
  6. Overseeing community partnerships, including relationships with highly diverse school districts throughout the state


A successful candidate could bring a variety of perspectives and interests to the position, including but not limited to:


  • Experience with writing or other projects that focus on equity and social justice in education, instructional leadership, teacher learning and development, student learning and development, and their intersections
  • Successful experience running teacher leadership programs in higher education settings (i.e., instructional coaching, professional development for teachers, etc.)
  • Successful experience as an instructional coach in K-12 settings
  • Experience building partnerships with school districts and/or large-scale community organizations
  • Knowledge of local school systems, including current equity efforts
  • College-level teaching experience and experience teaching in different modalities (in-person, online, hybrid)

COE Background


The UW College of Education, the nation’s 5th 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 racially, culturally, and linguistically 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.



  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) or foreign equivalent in Education or other relevant field by the date of appointment.
  • K-12 teaching expertise in settings serving racially, socioeconomically, linguistically, and culturally diverse communities.


  1. A detailed letter describing qualifications for the position, including academic preparation and work experience
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. The names and contact information of 3 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; your philosophy of teaching that is explicit about your experience with and commitment to justice, equity, and inclusion; and how your work will further the College of Education's commitment to racial equity and social justice.
  5. Any additional materials that provide evidence of relational, justice-centered teaching practices (e.g., syllabi, student comments).

Please submit applications electronically to Interfolio at The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2022. Appointment to commence on or about September 16, 2022. Please send queries about this position to Dr. Jodi Newman at


Search members include: Jodi Newman (search chair,, Mark Windschitl, Jessica Rigby, Carlos Martinez-Cano, and James Lamar Foster.



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religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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