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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies

Georgia State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies (Higher Education Focus) (Log #24-008)

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 Southeast.

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 university.

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 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

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.

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