Assistant/Associate Professor - Higher Education Administration and Policy (68199)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration and Policy position. The Higher Education Administration and Policy program builds upon a rich tradition of excellence in scholarship within the College of Education at the University of Florida. This faculty member will join a collaborative, cohesive, and energetic community of scholars within the College that is committed to high-quality teaching, research, and service.

We seek candidates with scholarly interests focused on critical issues in higher education, including but not limited to the following areas: access and equity in higher education; diversity in higher education; student persistence, completion, and transfer; organization, leadership, and governance issues in higher education; and additional research areas of direct relevance to higher education administrators and policymakers. Regardless of area of study, we seek a scholar who can advance knowledge in the field of higher education in ways that can improve the equity and effectiveness of practices and policies affecting colleges and universities. We encourage scholars with strong methodological training in qualitative or quantitative methods to apply for this position.

The successful applicant for this tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position is expected to maintain a clear, systematic line of research; regularly seek external research funding; publish in scholarly journals; present research findings at meetings of professional associations; contribute to advising and teaching, especially recruiting and mentoring doctoral students. The faculty member will also engage in service to the program, school, college, university, and profession. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative projects through the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Florida—an interdisciplinary research center housed within the College of Education.

This 9-month tenure-accruing faculty appointment will begin August 2021 and include the possibility of summer employment. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Conduct scholarly activities commensurate with expectations of a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor at a research-intensive university
  • Publish in respected refereed scholarly journals
  • Vigorously pursue external funding
  • Teach (face-to-face, blended, and/or online) courses
  • Advise, engage, and mentor graduate students in teaching, research, and outreach activities
  • Participate in program development
  • Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Higher Education or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered as long as they plan to earn their doctorate prior to August 15, 2021.
  • Record of scholarship in the field of Higher Education as demonstrated through publications and presentations at national conferences (commensurate with experience).
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach graduate courses in Higher Education, pursue external funding, and serve on dissertation committees (commensurate with experience).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Record of teaching experience in a Higher Education degree program or closely related subject area
  • Evidence of potential to propose, secure, and successfully manage externally funded projects
  • Demonstrated commitment to matters concerning inclusion, equity, diversity, anti-racism, and/or socially just practices
  • Evidence of commitment to collaborate with students and other faculty members
  • Teaching, research, and/or service experiences with diverse populations
  • Ability to contribute to national visibility of the Higher Education Administration and Policy program

Applicants for the tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position should send: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a sample publication, and (4) contact information for at least three references who may be contacted and asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system. Applicants should reference requisition 68199.

All candidates should submit application materials electronically at . Inquiries about the position can be addressed to the search chair, Dr. Justin Ortagus, at . To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by January 31, 2021 . Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the search committee and hiring authority. If you need technical assistance, please contact Interfolio Scholar Services at 1-877-997-8807.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Education at the University of Florida, founded in 1906, has consistently been ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation in Online Graduate Education for the last five years (U.S. News & World Report), 4th nationally for undergraduate education (USA Today), and 12th nationally among public graduate colleges of education (U.S. News). Two of the College's academic programs occupy top-20 spots in the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (2nd) and Special Education (5th). Recently, our Teachers, Schools and Society (TSS) Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction was named as the 2020 Program of the Year by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). The College has added 45 faculty in the past three years. Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and public scholarship—often conducted in partnership with other UF colleges, school districts and communities across the state and nation—are yielding powerful learning systems and models that are helping to transform education in today’s changing world, starting with our youngest learners. The College of Education is immersed in three of UF’s designated priority research areas in UF’s state-funded Preeminence initiative—early childhood studies, precision learning, and analysis of learning analytics. The College has 108 full-time faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service. Faculty researchers last year held more than $107,460,141 Million worth in awards supporting studies and projects addressing education’s most critical issues. Teaching is one of several areas of study from which UF education students can choose. More than 3000 education students are enrolled on campus and online in 29 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs and concentration areas, within nine academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction • Counseling and Counselor Education • Early Childhood Education • Educational Leadership • Higher Education Administration • Research and Evaluation Methods • School Psychology • Special Education • Student Personnel in Higher Education. To sustain the college's innovative edge deep into the 21st century, heightened emphasis on emerging technologies, advanced graduate studies and interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow's leaders in all education disciplines. The College's educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by NCATE and CAEP since 1954. Almost 30,000 UF “EduGator” alumni are located throughout the world. Follow us: @UF_COE (Twitter) and @UF.COE (Facebook)

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 6th among public universities. National rankings such as 2nd by Kiplinger and 20th in Forbes in their respective lists of “Best Values in Public Colleges” are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, and boasts more than 4,000 faculty members, 50,000 students and 415,000 living alumni. Faculty scholars last year generated more than $838 million in research awards. The University of Florida recently launched a $70 million AI partnership with NVIDIA, taking the first step toward ensuring equitable access to bringing AI to students and faculty from across campus and the state. The Florida Legislature designated UF as a “preeminent” state university in 2013. UF recently hired almost 500 new faculty.

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a progressive college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools. Gainesville, located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, is often recognized as one of America’s best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a “Tree City USA” every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida’s famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our College and University to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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