Join Our Team

Collaborate with us to transform schooling & education in our region by supporting our research, recruitment, and/or educator development.

The Practices of Freedom Project at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a dynamic team of students and faculty affiliated with the Center for Urban Education for a 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2024.

The Practices of Freedom Project is designed to support current and future educators in deepening Black educational thought and practice. The grant aims to shift away from ineffective inclusion models toward transformative praxes of Black education by: building out intergenerational cohorts of educators; partnering with districts and schools; designing and implementing study.

The Practices of Freedom postdoctoral fellow will: 1) support dimensions of the grant project, including coordinating a special issue of a journal based on research from the program; 2) develop their own research around Black intellectual studies anchored in radical scholarly traditions (field and/or discipline are open); 3) join in instructional capacities, such as a Freedom Seminar.  

We will begin review of applications on March 1, 2024.  


  • 12-month position, beginning July 1, 2024, possibility of renewal
  • Remote work possibilities


  • Doctorate earned by May 31, 2024
  • Scholarly work in Black/Africana Studies, discipline and/or field open


  • Letter of interest
  • Names of three references, who will be contacted only after applicant is notified
  • CV
  • Writing sample 

Questions: Sabina Vaught

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