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(Archived) Assistant Professor in the College of Education

Last Updated: 3/07/22

Job Description

The College of Education at Northern Arizona University is seeking to fill several tenure-track Assistant Professor positions across five academic departments at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus starting August 2022. Five of the six positions are part of a cluster hire. Aligned with NAU’s mission “to develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment,” the College of Education seeks to build on our strength in preparing culturally responsive educators. We are hiring five new tenure-track faculty who are experienced or emergent researchers, committed to addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and access in Arizona PK-20 educational institutions. These faculty positions are part of a new initiative at NAU to foster equity and to promote the success of our diverse undergraduate and graduate student populations. Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree in areas of need as identified in the qualifications section, a record of research productivity, and a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching and mentoring. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color), disabled, and/or LGBTQ+.

With Arizona’s changing demographics, the largest population of students in the state’s public schools are Latinx, and along with Indigenous students representing 22 federally recognized tribes, the College of Education is focused on preparing individuals who can contribute to academic preparedness, positive educational outcomes, school climate, and fostering college-going and completion rates in economically and racially diverse communities. We seek candidates who ground their work in issues of equity, power, and justice to contribute to the College’s goal of developing professionals who implement anti-racist, culturally responsive, inclusive, and equitable practices. Relevant background for the positions includes expertise in one or more issues of race, culture, class, gender, language, disability and sexuality. Successful candidates will have experience and a research focus centering Indigenous and/or Latinx communities, issues, histories, and/or epistemologies. The following tenure-track Assistant Professor positions are included in this cluster hire:

  • Assistant Professor, Bilingual Multicultural Education (Vacancy # 605913)
  • Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership (Vacancy # 605786)
  • Assistant Professor, Elementary Mathematics Education (Vacancy # 605908)
  • Assistant Professor, Counseling Student Affairs (Vacancy # 605889)
  • Assistant Professor, Diversity in Human Development and Behavior (Vacancy # 605887)

In addition to the cluster hires, we are seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Assistant Professor of Science Education (Vacancy # 605886)

To learn more about these positions and apply, please visit: Review of positions will begin late January/early February and will remain open until filled.

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online. Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. Northern Arizona University also now meets the U.S. Department of Education Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) criteria and has earned recognition from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) as an HSI. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

The College of Education, one of seven colleges at NAU, has long been recognized as a leader in education, in Arizona and beyond. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs that blend the best of past successes and modern innovations in teaching and allows students to work closely with our accomplished faculty. For more information on COE and the different academic units, visit:

The city of Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. To discover Flagstaff, visit:

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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Flagstaff, Arizona, United States