Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 13424
Department: IU Bloomington Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Education Law- Open Rank
Indiana University – Bloomington
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University Bloomington School of Education seeks applicants for a tenure/tenure-track, open-rank position with expertise in education law to join our nationally-ranked educational leadership (EL) program. The EL program has a deep commitment to social justice, high quality research, and the preparation of exemplary school leaders (see https://education.indiana.edu/programs/educational-leadership.html).
The EL program's specialization in Education Law is a unique strength. Our education law offerings include: an online graduate Certificate in Education Law, an online Master's in Educational Leadership with a school law strand, a Minor in Educational Policy for Maurer School of Law students, a Minor in Education Law for Ph.D./Ed.D. students; and an Undergraduate Minor in Educational Policy. Please see our website for detailed information on current education law offerings.
The Educational Leadership program offers degrees at the Master's, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels as well as Certificates, and has formal collaborations with other units in the university, including the Maurer School of Law, the Kelley School of Business, and the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. In addition, we have strong collaborations with school districts and professional associations.
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on issues pertaining to education law; to teach law and other courses in the doctoral, master's, and licensure programs; to direct doctoral dissertations; to advise graduate students; and, if appropriate, serve in program leadership capacities. The successful candidate will also share in education law-related service activities such as planning and participating in the Martha McCarthy Education Law & Policy Institute.
Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin August 1, 2023 or earlier if possible. Candidates will upload to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/13424:
(1) a letter of application describing candidate's interest in the position and alignment with required and preferred qualifications,
(2) curriculum vitae, and
(3) a short statement (no more than one page) of candidate's teaching philosophy and how the candidate assesses teaching effectiveness.
Note that names and contact information for three professional references will be required if selected as a finalist for the position. References will be contacted only after applicant has been notified.
Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate's eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.
The faculty of Indiana University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
· A juris doctorate (J.D.) and/or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in education policy, educational leadership, or related field
· An established research agenda in PK-20 education law issues as evidenced by scholarly publications or for scholars new to the field, some scholarly publications and provision of a detailed, actionable research agenda
· Expertise in legal research methods
· Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
An established education law research agenda on such issues as equity, special education, ethics, employment, other constitutional issues, and/or the intersections of education law and policy
Evidence of excellent teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate education law courses, particularly in hybrid or online courses
Evidence of mentoring and advising experience with masters, law, and/or doctoral students
Expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed research methods in addition to legal research methods
Evidence of engagement with national/international education law professional organizations
Evidence of engagement with national, state, and district educational leadership
Capacity to serve in education law-related leadership/service roles
Department Contact for Questions:
Additional information about the School of Education can be found at http://education.indiana.edu. Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Jennifer Rippner at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Co-Chair Dr. Chris Lubienski at email@example.com, 201 North Rose Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.