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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Education Law- Open Rank

School of Education
Bloomington, Indiana
Salary is commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University Bloomington School of Education seeks applicants for a 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

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.


Interested candidates should possess the following qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

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.

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. 


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

(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.

Additional information about the School of Education can be found at Questions about the position may be directed to Search Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Jennifer Rippner at, or Co-Chair Dr. Chris Lubienski at, 201 North Rose Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405.


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.

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