Assistant/Associate Professor (TT/TE) - Educational Leadership and Policy
The Educational Leadership and Policy Unit in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice at the University of Arizona invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position offers the opportunity to be part of a highly diverse, dynamic, and synergistic intellectual unit with an intentional focus on equity, anti-racism, social justice, and inclusion as these related to education leadership and policy. We seek an educational leadership and policy researcher to join a productive faculty team of scholar-activists across the College of Education whose work improves the future lives of children through research, teaching, and service that advances, transcends, and disrupts inequitable policies and societal trends. Our graduate programs focus on P-20 education leadership and policy and we are particularly interested in adding a scholar to our unit who centers their research on Latinx, borderland, and linguistically diverse communities. In addition, scholars whose work focuses on community and parent engagement, race/racism, and critical approaches to policy analysis are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Arizona context (rural, suburban, cities, towns, and borderlands with Mexico) provides a distinct Southwest milieu for teaching, service, and research focusing on educational leadership and policy research on school reform, student learning, minorities, language, and immigration issues, to name a few areas of work, all undergirded by a social justice focus and commitment. Moreover, the Educational Leadership and Policy Unit, the College of Education, and the University of Arizona, a land grant university granted HIS, encourage and are supportive of such policy relevant and community engaged work.
Specifically, we seek an individual who has conducted research on educational leadership and policy in relation to the socio-cultural, political, historical, and institutional context of schooling, and education more broadly. A geographic focus on the Southwest borderlands is highly desirable. The successful candidate will be conversant in and creative with applying/developing theories and conceptual frameworks from relevant disciplines, and will have made or demonstrate the potential to make conceptual and empirical contributions to scholarship in educational leadership, education policy, and related fields. The ideal colleague would have an interest in teaching masters and doctoral level courses on campus in leadership and policy, both broadly defined. We seek a highly promising scholar and leader who is secure in their research agenda with a strong commitment to applied, practice-based and policy-relevant research, an established record of publications, a commitment to securing external funding to support research, an interest in conducting research on local educational issues of the Southwest, and a history of active involvement with P-20 leaders. Preference will be given to applicants who can also serve as the Director of Educational Leadership and Policy and, in the future, the Department Head.
Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 25, 2021 open until filled.
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