Postdoctoral Scholar in Sociology of Education

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar in Sociology of Education Requisition Number FE01928 Working Title Department Name 8G060:Educational Policy Studies and Evaluatio Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track Required Education

An earned doctorate in sociology of education or closely-related area

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate face-to-face and online teaching

Demonstrated evidence of scholarly activity in the area of sociology of education

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar in sociology of education for the 2019-2020 academic year. We seek candidates with a disciplinary base in the sociological study of education paired with strong training in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods. The candidate will join a department committed to interdisciplinary study of P-20 educational policy, its formation, implementation, and evaluation.

The EPE department offers an EdD in Educational Policy Studies, Evaluation & Measurement, a PhD in Studies in Higher Education, two interdisciplinary PhD tracks in Education Sciences, an MS in Educational Policy Studies, an MS in Higher Education, an MS in Research Methods, and graduate certificates in International Higher Education and Research Methods.

Responsibilities for this position include:
•Develop and teach graduate courses in sociology of education, social policy issues in education, policy analysis, and/or research and evaluation methods (teaching load of 3 courses during the academic year – 1 in fall and 2 in spring)
•Maintain an active line of research, publication, and other scholarly activities
•Provide service to the program and department
•Provide consultation to graduate students as needed in relevant areas of expertise

Interested candidates should submit:
•A letter of application (upload under Cover Letter)
•Curriculum Vitae
•One representative publication/working paper – e.g., dissertation chapter (upload under Special Request 1)
•Statement of teaching philosophy (upload under Special Request 2)
•Names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be used to solicit reference letters from finalists only.

Review of applications will begin April 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled Yes University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 4/20/2019
    Application Due: 5/11/2019
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