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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice (Non Tenure-Track)
The Education Policy and Planning (EPP) Program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a non-tenure-track assistant or associate professor of practice who will also serve as assistant coordinator of EPP, beginning summer or fall 2023. EPP is a vibrant, diverse, mutually supportive community of nationally recognized scholars within a high-ranked department and college. We offer a Master’s and PhD program, both of which emphasize critical policy perspectives and prepare students to be anti-racist education policy scholars and analysts, with a critical focus on issues of equity.

We seek a candidate with experience teaching and training practitioners and scholars and with some experience coordinating an academic program area. The candidate will teach and advise EPP graduate students at both the master’s and doctoral levels; co-supervise doctoral dissertations and treatises (and serve on committees); participate in program/course planning and development; and provide service to the department as needed. The appointment would be 50% teaching and 50% administration (including program coordination and administrative duties, as well as department service, meetings, and committees). Key teaching needs include school law, school finance, critical policy analysis, policy implementation, well as qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed research methods. The candidate would teach across our Masters and PhD programs and help with developing new policy courses as needed.

As EPP assistant coordinator, the candidate will work with faculty and staff to coordinate admissions efforts (e.g., outreach, marketing, and recruitment), maintain student and alumni records, plan and coordinate student events and support services, manage student internships, which is required of all MEd students, respond to inquiries from various stakeholders, and work with our communications office to translate academic research for policymakers, among other duties. The EPP assistant coordinator would also assist with new initiatives, including contributing to the undergraduate minor in the department, among other efforts. The position includes a 2-2 teaching load, plus the noted administrative duties, during the academic year. We prefer candidates who are able to teach in the summer as well. UT can offer a one-year contract for new non-tenure-track faculty, with the possibility of extension. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice.

The University of Texas at Austin is a large public research university with approximately 52,000 students, 3,500 of whom are enrolled in the College of Education. US News & World Report has ranked the UT College of Education among the highest in the nation among public universities for several years running. Our Department also includes a higher education program

(Program in Higher Educational Leadership) and several leadership preparation programs (Cooperative Superintendency Program, Texas Principal Leadership Academy). The person in this role would primarily work in the EPP program but would be expected to collaborate closely with coordinators across policy, higher education, and leadership program areas.

The College of Education, ranked among the top public colleges of education in the country, promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations and address the interactions among our diverse identities. Candidates should show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities. As a leading college of education in Texas and beyond, we are agents of change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools, and communities. In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and health, we have launched a new strategic vision known as Reimagine Education (see https://education.utexas.edu/about/office-dean/reimagine-education). In advancing this effort, we have organized our academic and research aspirations around three Signature Impact Areas: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Health and Education, Attending to Place and Context, and Thriving through Transitions.
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice (Non Tenure-Track)
Organization: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin,  TX 
United States
Posting Start Date: 2/8/2023
Date Posted: 2/8/2023
Requirements 1. Earned doctorate in Educational Policy, Educational Leadership, or a closely related field;

2. Qualifications to teach courses in some of the following areas: education policy and politics, social and cultural contexts of education, school finance, critical policy analysis, policy implementation, school law, as well as qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed research methods; academic writing, and expertise in teaching in multiple areas.

3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, mentoring, and advising graduate students, especially those from diverse backgrounds

4. Commitment to advancing the college's commitment to equity and inclusion.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/9/2023
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The University of Texas at Austin

Austin,  TX 
United States
(405) 630-0902
Michael A. Goodman