Professor of Educational Policy Studies (Higher Education Focus)
The Department of Educational Policy Studies at Georgia State
University invites applications for the tenure-track position of
Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies (Higher Education
Focus) starting in August 2023. Candidates must have a doctorate in
higher education, education policy, social or cultural foundations
of education, or another closely related social science field.
Georgia State University is an urban, public R1 institution in
Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the
The Department of Educational Policy Studies, located in the
College of Education & Human Development, offers graduate
degrees and certificates. The department has a strong reputation
for excellent teaching, outstanding research and scholarly
productivity, and a diverse student body. The department’s 24
tenured/tenure-track faculty and clinical faculty contribute to
Georgia State being the No. 2 most innovative university in the
country and tied for the No. 1 public university for best
undergraduate teaching in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World
Report’s Best Colleges.
Faculty and students collaborate with the college’s Alonzo A.
Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, Urban Child Study
Center, Center for Evaluation and Research Services, and Georgia
State’s Urban Studies Institute, among others. The department
houses The Principals Center, a collaborative effort to provide
cutting-edge professional development for school leaders. Faculty
expertise spans research methodologies, critical approaches to
educational theory and practice, technology in leadership, and
socio-cultural investigations across a broad spectrum of
disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields of study.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will
have an earned doctorate with an emphasis on higher education. The
research areas of specialization for this position are open, but
priority will be given to candidates whose expertise prepares them
to teach one or more of the following topics:
- College student access and success
- Minority-serving institutions
- Community colleges
- Diversity, equity and inclusion in postsecondary education
Preferred qualifications include a record of publication in
peer-reviewed journals and teaching experience at a college or
The position entails teaching and mentoring master’s, Ph.D. and
Ed.D. students in graduate-level courses. Courses may be taught
online, off-campus and on-campus, including evenings and weekends.
Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to:
- Maintain an ongoing program of research and publication
- Seek external research support when appropriate
- Advise and mentor graduate students
- Work with diverse student populations
- Provide service to the university and profession
- Communicate effectively with educational partners
Applications: Applicants should send a letter
of interest, curriculum vita and transcript of highest degree
earned in a single PDF file to Ms. Kimberly Jovett Moore at
email@example.com. Please include
"Higher Education Application" in the subject line. Candidates
selected for interviews will be asked to submit three letters of
recommendation from individuals within the field of interest.
Preference will be given to applications and supporting
documents received by October 21, 2022, but the
position will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected.
The expected start date is August 2023. Please be advised that,
should you be recommended for the position, the University System
of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a
background check as a prior condition of employment.
For more information about the Department of Educational Policy
Studies, visit https://education.gsu.edu/eps/.
Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer
and does not discriminate against applicants due to race,
ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or
any other federal, state or local protected class.