Visiting Assistant Professor of Education - Essential

  • Mills College
  • Oakland, CA
  • Jun 03, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

 Visiting Assistant Professor of Education - Essential
Mills College

Category: Faculty
Locations: Oakland, CA
Posted: May 24, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Exempt
Position ID: 131406

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

The School of Education (SOE) at Mills College has a long history of commitment to the community's children. In fact, in 1926, Mills became the first college west of the Mississippi to open a Children's Laboratory School and continues to offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate academic programs and certifications in educator preparation, leadership, and related fields. Currently, the School of Education maintains important collaborative arrangements with neighboring school districts, including Oakland Unified School District and hosts a range of grants-funded programming centered on closing the opportunity gap for diverse youth and inquiry-based work with educators to deepen and extend their teaching practice in a range of settings.

Department: The Educational Leadership department at Mills College is pleased to announce an opportunity for a Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Position Description:
This position will entail serving as director of the EdD program, serving as faculty adviser of the online master's degree program in educational leadership, teaching 3-4 courses per year--depending on dissertation chairing load; and chairing doctoral dissertations for the EdD program in educational leadership. In addition, this position will include providing academic advising to students, serving as a second or third member on dissertation committees, participation in departmental meetings and service to the department, School of Education or Mills College.


Minimum Qualifications: An earned PhD or EdD in education. Teaching experience at the graduate level and experience supporting doctoral candidates through all aspects of their dissertation including participation in qualifying exam hearings, dissertation proposal hearings, feedback on the dissertation introduction chapter, conceptual frameworks, literature reviews, research methodologies-particularly qualitative research, data collection and analysis, drawing research findings and research-based recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications: Scholarship expertise in two or more of the following areas: critical pedagogy, critical race theory, feminist theory, queer theory, Black critical theory, critical Indigenous epsitemologies, Latinx critical theory, Asian critical theory, critical disability theory, critical youth studies or qualitative research methodologies.

Compensation: Salary is $65,000 per year.

Additional Information:

This is an exempt, full-time salaried adjunct position. The compensation includes state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Sick Day accrual. Employees also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

Application Instructions:

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  • Employee Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including how you have worked to advance DEI in your current or previous positions and how you would contribute to Mills College's commitment to racial and gender justice and inclusive excellence
  • Names and contact information for three references
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Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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