Position Information

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) at the University of Utah invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor faculty position in Higher Education with expertise in the intersections of higher education and equity, diversity, and justice. We seek an energetic colleague to contribute to the continued development of programs in higher education, including the Masters in Student Affairs and the EdD and PhD. in Educational Leadership and Policy.

Applicants should have either:
  • Research and experience engaging in critical studies of race and racism in scholarship, teaching, and service; or
  • an established record of improving educational conditions toward greater equity in scholarship, teaching, and service.

Foci could include first-generation students, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, students harmed by incarceration, undocumented students, or other related or marginalized populations. We welcome candidates with qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, or other relevant methodological expertise.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to make the following contributions to the Department of Education Leadership & Policy and other graduate programs within the College of Education.
  • Develop and sustain a program of excellence in research
  • Teach courses in the Educational Leadership & Policy Department for masters and doctoral students. These courses will focus on student affairs, educational policy, leadership theory, organizational theory or diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Pursue external funding opportunities related to individual research agenda
  • Provide service and outreach to local, state, and national educational organizations at a level commensurate with rank and research agenda
  • Advise and mentor graduate students
  • Collaborate with other faculty and students in the general mission of social justice leadership and developing graduate students and practitioners; and
  • as needed, serve on Department, College, or University committees.

The ELP Department collectively values and actively promotes a commitment to equity and social justice within the study of educational leadership and policy in K-12 and higher education arenas such as the University of Utah Prison Education Project, the McCluskey Center for Violence Prevention, and the Transfer Pathways Program between the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College. Faculty and students engage in research, outreach, service, and teaching to improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion conditions and opportunities of various underserved student populations. In addition, department faculty are active and often serve in leadership roles in the local educational environment and national professional associations such as ASHE, NASPA, ACPA, NACADA, AERA, UCEA, and ELA. The Department is also linked with the Utah Education Policy Center (UEPC).

Position Rank:

This is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position. The appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022.

Application Information:

Candidates should submit the following application materials electronically through the University of Utah Human Resource Department portal:
  • A cover letter that describes qualifications as they relate to the stated position posting and the Department’s mission and values,
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Samples of three (3) scholarly publications
  • One piece of evidence of teaching excellence (teaching evaluation, exemplary course syllabus, or teaching philosophy); and
  • contact information for three professional references.

Screening of applications will begin immediately, with preference given to applications received by November 8, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply for this position, visit: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/119599
Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Organization: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City,  UT 
United States
Salary: Commensurate with rank.
Posting Start Date: 7/27/2021
Date Posted: 7/27/2021
Requirements Required Qualifiations:
  • An established record of scholarly achievement around a clearly articulated research agenda
  • Expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education
  • The ability to assume teaching and advising assignments at the graduate level
  • An earned doctorate in higher education, educational leadership or policy, or a closely related study area (e.g., sociology, political science, anthropology, public policy/administration)
  • Professional experience in student affairs or higher education administration
  • Qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, or other relevant methodological expertise
  • Evidence of the ability to develop and maintain relationships within the higher education community at the local, state, national, and international level(s); and
  • epistemological stances that contribute to transforming higher education research, policy, and practice in equity, diversity, and justice

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience advising graduate students and successfully supervising dissertations or capstone projects
  • Demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching
  • Strong evidence of and potential for attracting external funding and publishing works related to individual research agenda
  • Research or content expertise in higher education law, higher education history, admissions or enrollment management; and
  • Knowledge in critical scholarship relevant to higher education
Status: This listing expires on: 9/25/2021
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University of Utah
1721 Campus Center Dr
Rm 2220
Salt Lake City,  UT 84112
United States
(801) 581-6714
Erin Castro (erin.castro@utah.edu) or Paul Rubin (paul.rubin@utah.edu)

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