Social Justice in Education Post-Doctoral Fellows Program

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Nationally ranked among US News & World Report’s Best Education Graduate Schools, Rutgers Graduate School of Education is part of New Jersey’s flagship public university. Committed to Advancing Excellence and Equity in Education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University-New Brunswick welcomes applications for its inaugural cohort of Social Justice in Education Research Post-Doctoral Fellows.

We seek two colleagues whose research focuses on advancing diversity, access, and social justice in education and society. We are particularly interested in scholars with a commitment to social justice research with a focus in at least one of our three thematic areas (i.e., Diversity, Equity, & Social Justice; STEM in Education, and Effective Teaching and Learning).

The GSE Social Justice in Education Research Post-Doctoral Fellows program is intended to support fellows in the areas of research and teaching, with a specific focus on preparing scholars of color to seek and secure tenure-track faculty positions at research universities. The Program will support fellows to strengthen their independent social justice in education research and enhance their publication record while also being exposed to all aspects of the faculty experience at an Association of American Universities (AAU). Under the guidance of the Associate Dean for Research, fellows will be mentored by senior faculty. Fellows will teach (one course in year one and two courses per year thereafter) and engage in service activities within the Rutgers GSE.

Fellows will receive a competitive annual salary with health insurance, support towards moving expenses, technology, and research-related expenses. Additional support includes access to office space, library privileges, professional development opportunities, and a dedicated mentor.

Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in meetings and workshops structured for the purposes of networking, social interaction, and supporting professional development. Post-Doctoral Fellows will be affiliated with one of three academic departments in the Graduate School of Education (Educational Psychology, Learning & Teaching, and Educational Theory, Policy, & Administration). The length of fellowships is for two years.

Applicants with expertise in one of the following areas are highly sought: educational leadership, educational policy, reading and literacy, educational law, educational finance, education labor, social justice and special education, trauma-informed counseling, counseling and human development, higher education and equity, and language and linguistic diversity.

Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin September 2023.

Application date
2 years
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology
Social sciences : Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Pedagogic & Education Research, Sociology