Assistant Professor of Education Policy

Fayetteville, AR
Sep 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number F344P

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Working Title Assistant Professor of Education Policy

Department Education Reform

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Department of Education Reform (EDRE) was created in 2005 through a $10 million gift from the Windgate Foundation and an additional $10 million from the University's Matching Gift Program. This gift is one of the largest ever received by a college of education in the country. With these resources, the department has six endowed professorships, 10 doctoral fellowships and funds for research and projects.
The mission of the Department of Education Reform is to advance education and economic development by focusing on the improvement of academic achievement in elementary and secondary schools. The Department of Education Reform produces research findings leading to direct intervention programs in public schools. It is committed to producing research that will directly inform policymakers at all levels of government, scholars, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public to positively influence the future of Arkansas and the nation's schools.

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Job Type Faculty

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with education and/or experience

Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Graduate Education Building

Summary of Job Duties

The Assistant Professor of Education Policy is expected to conduct research, publish in peer reviewed journals, teach graduate courses, and fulfill other related service activities on behalf of the department, college, and/or university. Conducting research and advising and mentoring doctoral students will constitute the bulk of this person's responsibilities. Teaching approximately two graduate seminars per year on topics appropriate to this person's expertise will be a secondary responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications

Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • An earned doctorate from a nationally recognized and accredited institution in Education Policy, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology, or related field conferred by the start of employment
  • Commitment to the active pursuit of a research agenda leading to refereed scholarship, professional presentations, and external funding
  • Record of successful publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Evidence of effective teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills and collegiality

Preferred Qualifications
  • Candidates who are focused on the examination of educational outcomes that reach beyond standardized math and reading test scores

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Feeling


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Talking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2018

Recruitment Contact Information

Laura Florick

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, applicants should submit: a letter of interest (demonstrating how your strengths match the duties and qualifications listed above), complete curriculum vitae, the names, titles, addresses, and contact information of three references, and a sample of published writing. Completed applications received by November 1st, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. List of Professional References
    4. Writing Sample(s)
    Optional Documents
    1. Proof of Veterans Status


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