Assistant/Associate Professor in Education Policy and Leadership
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 343760
The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) is a leader in advancing knowledge about educational and organizational change in local, national, and international contexts. Our research, teaching, and outreach reflect a commitment to interdisciplinary and intercultural engagement with educators, scholars, and policy makers seeking to enhance leadership, policy, and development around the globe. We seek nominations and applications for an open rank tenured professor or associate professor or tenure-track assistant professor in education policy and leadership. The Educational Policy and Leadership (EPL) Program is one of five graduate level programs in OLPD with a focus on the production of impactful research and development of scholars and scholarly educational leaders that advance ethical and effective policies and practices to foster equity and excellent leadership throughout educational systems and the communities they serve.
The position is open rank at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor with tenure or Professor with tenure depending on previous experience. This is a full-time, nine-month appointment with preferred start date in fall 2022. Additional information about the College or Department can be found at http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ and http://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/.
Job Responsibilities The individual in this position will conduct research and provide instruction related to the theory and practice of system-level or local-level educational improvement, and organizational leadership for equity. We seek expertise in use of quantitative methods / survey analysis or qualitative methods. We welcome use of diverse disciplinary, and critical interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary frameworks and approaches. More specifically, responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Develop and maintain a record of excellence in scholarship pertinent to education policy and leadership, including funded research. Likely research areas may include:
system-level or local-level educational improvement,
organizational leadership for equity;
quantitative methods / survey analysis,
Teaching and Advising (40%)
Teach two classes per semester in the Educational Policy and Leadership program;
Advise doctoral and masters students in EPL and/or other program areas in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development;
Supervise masters and doctoral research;
Serve on committees of students in other programs in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, the College of Education and Human Development, and other units of the University;
Service and Outreach (20%)
Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
Participate in department, college, University, and community service or other outreach activities.
Engage in service and outreach, especially in relation to collaborations with area schools, districts, and educational agencies, relevant professional organizations, and department, college, University, and community service or other outreach activities
An earned doctorate, Ph.D. preferred, in education or allied field. Applications from ABD candidates will be considered provided the applicant can document that he or she is on track to complete the doctorate no later than the start date of this position.
Evidence of a commitment to equity through research, teaching, and/or service/outreach.
Active and well-defined research agenda in Pre K-12 education with experience of working in or with K-12 schools
Evidence of or potential for a national and international scholarly reputation in educational leadership and school improvement
PreK-12 teaching or leadership experience
Experience of collaborative partnerships with minoritized communities
Experience securing external research funding
Experience writing for practitioner and/or general audiences
Evidence of excellence in teaching and advising at the graduate level
Membership in appropriate professional organizations (e.g., AERA Division A; UCEA)
Experience with research and leadership with research initiatives on PreK-12 school improvement.
Evidence of technology literacy and online teaching experience.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.