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Associate/Full Professor in Postsecondary Access & Success (Open Rank)
The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education is seeking a faculty member in the area of Postsecondary Access & Success at the Associate or Full Professor level. This unique college-wide faculty search is designed to attract a scholar who will add to the college’s strong academic and research programs in postsecondary access & student success with a strong equity lens across diverse populations.

The College of Education has a robust set of undergraduate and graduate programs across five departments, and is regularly ranked among the top five public colleges of education in the country. We promote 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 who show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and positive outcomes 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.

The successful candidate may bring research expertise in one or more of the following areas:
  • Promoting postsecondary access and success among diverse student populations.
  • Programmatic efforts in K-12 to build the pipeline to postsecondary participation and college readiness.
  • College pathways for first-generation students or students with learning disabilities.
  • Role of dual-enrollment in supporting college success.
  • Pathways to and through STEM-related postsecondary education.
  • Higher education policy, including aligning state/local policies for college access and success.
  • Links between military service and postsecondary education; • Career and technical education policy.
  • Reforming developmental education in community colleges
Because of the uniqueness of this college-wide search, which emphasizes interdisciplinarity, the successful candidate may be appointed or jointly appointed in any of the college’s departments, with the most likely homes including Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP), Curriculum & Instruction (C&I), or Educational Psychology (EDP).

The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, compensation appropriate to rank and experience, and access to research resources. Hiring is contingent upon funding.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by this date. Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio link found at the bottom of this page:

  • Cover Letter with contact information.
  • Full C.V.
  • Research Statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction.
  • Teaching Statement.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help to address education and/or health disparities.
  • Up to 3 representative publications.
  • A list of 3 references with contact information
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit https://provost.utexas.edu/diversity.

For additional information about the College of Education, see: https://education.utexas.edu/

For questions regarding the application process, please contact: Gina Smuts, rsmuts@austin.utexas.edu. Questions about the position can be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee: Victor Saenz, vsaenz@austin.utexas.edu Cinthia Salinas, cssalinas@austin.utexas.edu

To apply for this position, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/79636
Position: Associate/Full Professor in Postsecondary Access & Success (Open Rank)
Organization: The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin,  TX 
United States
Posting Start Date: 10/21/2020
Date Posted: 10/21/2020
Requirements Required Qualifications:
  • Earned doctoral degree in Education, Educational Policy, Higher Education Administration, or related fields.
  • Active record of scholarly productivity and excellence including publication in high-impact refereed journals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct, administer, and sustain a significant program of research with diverse methodologies that is scientifically rigorous and connected to ensuring effective education systems and student success.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, especially those from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to advancing the college’s commitment to equity and inclusive excellence.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong background in preparation of postsecondary education researchers and/or postsecondary leaders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to research-practice partnerships that include external partners, schools, institutions of higher education, and/or community organizations to improve systems of support for students.
  • Experience with K-12 local educational agencies (LEAs), institutions of higher education (IHEs), state educational agencies (SEAs), national educational agencies, and/or nongovernment or community organizations involved in educational leadership, promotion of student learning, and school improvement.
  • Ability to communicate in a language other than English, preferably Spanish.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/20/2020
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The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway
SZB 306
Austin,  TX 78712
United States
(512) 232-7919
Regina Smuts

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