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Please submit materials electronically to:

Please do not submit materials to the careers @ umich site.  The committee will review application dossiers via Interfolio.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; research, teaching, and diversity statements; two publications that demonstrate scholarly accomplishment in their area of research; and the names of four professional references. Early career scholars may consider submitting conference papers, manuscripts under review, reports, or other examples of scholarly work.

Questions may be referred to the Chair of the Search Committee, Leslie Rupert Herrenkohl (  In addition, other faculty members on the search committee include Barry Fishman (, Liz Kolb (,  Henry Meares (, Rosie Perez (, Chris Quintana (, Jeff Stanzler (, and Mark Guzdial ( Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The School of Education at the University of Michigan seeks a colleague for a tenure-track appointment (open rank) in the Educational Studies program. We seek applications from a diverse pool of scholars with a strong focus on educational technologies; specifically, we seek scholars whose research has focused on the application of educational technologies to achieve more just and equitable educational learning opportunities, teaching practices, policies, and systems.  We seek a scholar who has demonstrated the capacity to contribute to the creation and use of scholarship in education, with strong methodological training in quantitative, qualitative, or multiple methods, who has the ability to teach courses in education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who seeks to influence practice and policy. Applicants interested in learning with technology across a range of contexts including K-12, higher education, or community-based settings are encouraged to apply.  Applicants at the advanced assistant or associate professor rank are strongly encouraged to apply.


Who We Are

Educational Studies has an internationally recognized faculty committed to: the study and advancement of equity and social justice in school and out of school settings, effective teaching in the core disciplines, the study of how technologies and other educational innovations enhance teaching and learning, the social and political contexts and the historical and philosophical foundations of schooling, and  the use of  evidence to shape education policy and public discussions on curriculum, teaching, and achievement. Graduates of our program become engaged in academic and research careers in university programs, research organizations, or public agencies; administrative positions in school systems, educational centers, or national, regional, and state agencies; and in teacher education, professional development and curriculum positions in local and state systems and educational companies as well as for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.


Candidates will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise graduate students, direct doctoral dissertations, and serve as an active member of the School of Education, the University, and education professional communities. Experience mentoring students of diverse backgrounds, including women, students of color, LGBTQ students and first-generation college students, is desired.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates should have a track record of outstanding scholarship in education. The appointment may be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, or associate or full professor with tenure. Candidates for associate or full professor should be nationally-recognized scholars with a strong record of empirical studies and external funding. Candidates at the assistant professor level should have outstanding potential and a defined research agenda related to educational improvement through the study of technology. At all levels, demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and a desire to develop sponsored research are required.

Successful candidates will have:

  • a doctorate in education, learning sciences, connected learning, new media ecologies, cognitive science, educational psychology, computer science, human-computer interaction, assistive technologies, anthropology, sociology, or neuroscience;
  • demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity;
  • a program of research and publications commensurate with rank;
  • experience teaching in higher education;
  • a track record of developing and securing grants to support research (Associate/Full), or the promise of developing such a track record (Assistant); and
  • a strong interest in advising and mentoring graduate students.

With all hires, Educational Studies seeks candidates who are committed to the School of Education’s imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students. We are responsive to the needs of families, including (but not limited to) dual-career couples, families with children, and LGBTQ couples. Please see our diversity strategic plan for more information:

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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