Texas State University has posted two jobs for hire in the math department and would like two professors with a commitment to “education equity” and “social justice.”
Campus Reform reported:
Among the preferred qualifications for the Assistant Professor rank is a “demonstrated knowledge and engagement” with issues including “social justice, equity, access, and multilingual learning,” while the Associate and Full Professor ranks prefer “evidence of research and practices” on such topics.
On today’s show, Doc and Kal wanted to know why just “being really good at math” isn’t enough to get the job done. The posting also noted that professors “from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.” But what does that really mean?