Assistant Professor in Higher Education
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) at the
University of Utah invites applications for an Assistant Professor
in the Higher Education program. We seek a colleague to join our
growing higher education program and to contribute to the continued
development of the programs in higher education, as well as the PhD
and undergraduate program in Educational Leadership and Policy.
Specifically, we seek a colleague with experience working in higher
education as well as an extensive research background to help guide
and support doctoral students in the PhD and EdD programs.
Candidates for this position should have experience and
research expertise in higher education law or policy, organization
and administration of higher education, or
international/comparative studies or history. Quantitative
methodological expertise and grant writing experience is preferred.
Regardless of specialty, the successful candidate will have a focus
on social justice and equity in higher education.
POSITION RANK: This is a regular, full-time tenure track
position. Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
APPLICANT REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Established record of scholarly achievement around a clearly
articulated research agenda.
- Expertise in higher education law or policy, organization and
administration of higher education, or international/comparative
studies or history.
- Ability to assume teaching assignments at the graduate
- An earned doctorate in higher education, educational leadership
and/or policy, or a closely related area of study.
- Methodological expertise in qualitative, quantitative and/or
mixed methods research.
- Potential to acquire external funding to support research
- Evidence of the ability to develop and maintain relationships
within the higher education community at the local, state,
national, and international level(s).
- Epistemological stances that contribute to transforming higher
education research, policy, and practice for members of minoritized
- Experience advising graduate students and supervising
dissertations and/or capstone projects.
- Expertise in quantitative methodologies.
- Professional experience in higher education and/or student
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will
be expected to make the following contributions to the Department
of Education Leadership & Policy and other graduate programs
within the College of Education:
- Develop and sustain a program of excellence in research.
- Teach courses in the Educational Leadership & Policy
programs, including but not limited to educational policy,
leadership theory, or organizational theory.
- Pursue external funding opportunities related to individual
- Provide service and outreach to local, state, and national
educational organizations at a level commensurate with rank and
- Advise and mentor graduate students in ELP.
- Collaborate with other ELP faculty and students on achieving
the Departmental vision, and developing graduate students and
- Serve on Department, College, and University committees and
fulfill various other assignments.
The ELP Department collectively values and actively
promotes a commitment to equity and social justice within the study
of educational leadership and policy in K-12 and higher education
arenas. Faculty and students engage in research, outreach, service,
and teaching to improve the educational conditions and
opportunities of minoritized students and their families. In
addition, department faculty are active and often serve in
leadership roles in the local educational environment and national
professional associations such as ASHE, NASPA, AERA, UCEA, and ELA.
The ELP Department is closely linked with the Utah Education Policy
Center (UEPC). The UEPC is an independent, non-partisan University
of Utah research center in the College of Education that bridges
research, policy, and practice for Utah public schools and higher
The Department offers the following graduate programs in
- D. in Educational Leadership and Policy. The
Ph.D. program is designed especially for those who seek research or
scholarly inquiry careers in P-20 education as high-level
administrators, professors, researchers, or research and policy
analysts in educational agencies and research organizations.
- D. in Higher Education Administration. The
Ed.D. program is designed to provide advanced professional
preparation to individuals with experience working as
administrators/leaders in higher education or related educational
organizations. The program focuses on applied research and
dissemination and use of research and evaluation.
- Ed. in Student Affairs. The higher education
master’s program emphasizes student affairs administration and by
linking theory with practice provides a broad base on which
students may build and advance their careers within higher
- Community College Leadership and Teaching
Certificate. The CCLT is designed to provide current and
aspiring community college leaders and faculty with the knowledge,
skills, and experiences to be effective leaders and instructors in
the diverse and complex community college context; to develop
leaders and faculty as social justice advocates who can effectively
design and implement policies, practices, and learning experiences
that promote equitable learning experiences and outcomes.
APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2020
SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with rank.
SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS FOR CONSIDERATION: Screening of
applications will begin immediately, with preference given to
applications received by January 3, 2020. The position will remain
open until filled.
Qualified candidates should submit all materials
electronically through the University of Utah Human Resource
Department portal. The job number is PRN00513CF.
APPLICATION MATERIALS: Each candidate should submit the
following application materials electronically through the
University of Utah Human Resource Department portal: http://utah.peopleadmin.com.
- A cover letter that describes qualifications as they relate to
the stated position posting and the ELP Department’s mission and
- A current curriculum vitae.
- Samples of three (3) scholarly publications.
- Evidence of teaching excellence (Submit only one (1) of the
following: teaching evaluations, exemplary course syllabus, or
- Complete contact information for three professional
Questions may be directed to the search committee
co-chairs, Drs. Erin Castro, firstname.lastname@example.org and Chris
Additional Information Available
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy http://www.ed.utah.edu/ELP/index.htm
College of Education http://www.ed.utah.edu
University of Utah http://www.utah.edu
Utah Education Policy Center https://uepc.utah.edu
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race,
national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation,
gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability,
genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from
historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women,
qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are
encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified
applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and
Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the
application process will be provided to individuals with
disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination
or affirmative action policies or to request disability
accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal
Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm
135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have
experience working in settings with students from diverse
backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to
higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Location/Region: Salt Lake City, UT (84112)