Position Information

Open Rank Professor in Education Policy and Leadership – Higher Education
The Higher Education Program of the Department of Education Policy & Leadership at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. This is a tenure-track position slated to begin in August of 2023. SMU’s Department of Education Policy & Leadership is a dynamic and collegial environment where research, policy, and practice are valued in the preparation of future leaders. Our faculty have extensive expertise in both research and practice drawing on a variety of experiences. The Higher Education Program engages in continuous assessment and improvement in our courses and organizational structures with an emphasis on incorporating diversity and equity and is committed to providing mentoring support to new members of the department commensurate with their rank.

We seek applicants who have an earned doctorate in higher education or a related field.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, maintaining an active research agenda, seeking external funding, teaching courses in the doctorate of education (Ed.D.) and master’s of education programs, advising Ed.D. dissertations, and providing service to the program, department, college, university, and community. There is the opportunity to teach and advise PhD students as well. We seek a collaborative colleague to join our community.

Application Procedure:
Applicants should submit their materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/111773

The application materials should include:
  1. A cover letter highlighting the candidate’s qualifications with specific reference to research and teaching experience/approach as well as outlining their demonstrated commitment to equity and/or justice
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One writing sample in the form of a published article, submitted manuscript, or manuscript in preparation
  4. Name, title, and contact information (email address) for three references.

For questions or to discuss the position, contact search chair, Dr. Dominique Baker

The search committee will begin reviewing applications September 15, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. The start date for the position is Fall 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

Position: Open Rank Professor in Education Policy and Leadership – Higher Education
Organization: Southern Methodist University
Location: Dallas,  TX 
United States
Posting Start Date: 8/31/2022
Date Posted: 8/31/2022
Requirements Minimum Requirements:
  • Earned doctorate in higher education or a related discipline, such as education policy, sociology, economics, political science, or public policy by August 1, 2023
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and justice in research, teaching, and service that has prepared the candidate to contribute positively to the department’s commitment to diversity and equity
Preferred Qualifications (expectations for each point are commensurate with candidate’s rank):
  • Expertise that contributes to our understanding of higher education (ideally in two or more of the following areas): public policy, finance, research methods and evaluation, or organizational theory and governance
  • Experience and commitment to teaching, advising, and/or mentoring graduate students
  • Demonstrated record of seeking and/or securing research funding
Status: This listing expires on: 10/30/2022
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Southern Methodist University
3101 University Blvd Ste 345

Dallas,  TX 75275
United States
Dr. Dominique Baker

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