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Professor of Educational Policy and Equity (Open Rank)

School of Education
Springfield, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Education in the College of Public Affairs and Education at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks an established scholar who engages in the research of educational policy and practices that address systemic inequities and counter deficit notions of minoritized students. The ideal candidate will have expertise related to African American, Latinx, or Indigenous educational studies. The anticipated start date for this position is August 16, 2023.

The College of Public Affairs and Education joins the College of Health, Science and Technology and the College of Business and Management in inviting applicants for a cluster hire of five tenure-track faculty positions in the School of Education, Department of Psychology, and Department of Management, Marketing and Operations. This cluster hire aims to align with our institutional values by engaging in the strategic recruitment of a cohort of candidates who are integrated into the communities they study and possess teaching and research interests in diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or underrepresented or minoritized groups. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage with programs aimed at supporting underrepresented faculty, for example: the Underrepresented Faculty Recruitment program (

This is a full-time on-campus open rank position tenure-track academic appointment. UIS tenure-system faculty are expected to be available and engaged in the campus community, with assigned professional responsibilities for teaching, scholarship, and service.

Duties & Responsibilities:

·  Teaching: The faculty member for this position will teach across teacher education and educational leadership courses. The proposed courses include a wide range that will be determined by the subarea/s expertise of the new hire. Potential courses include TEP 207, 222, 224, 305, and/or 315. EDL 541/505: 60%

·  Scholarship: The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research and publication related to educational policy, leadership, and/or social foundations; support and collaborate on scholarship with junior colleagues in the department: 30%

·  Service: Willingness to engage in service and to assume leadership roles in the School, College, University, State, and the PK–12 policy arena is expected: 10%

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have an earned doctorate completed by August 15, 2023 in Education Policy or a related discipline, as well as a record of excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong disciplinary background, particularly in the areas of social foundations of education, cultural studies, or critical
educational policy studies
Demonstrated level of scholarship appropriate to the rank of full professor
Expertise in African American, Latinx, or Indigenous educational studies and demonstrated excellence in supporting the academic achievement of Black, Latinx, and/or Indigenous students
Experience using a variety of technologies to design and deliver instruction or willingness to learn
Capacity for collaboration with PK-12 and higher education professionals
Interest in innovations in educator and leader preparation

Application deadline (5pm): 1/6/2023



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