Assistant/Associate Professor

Tucson, AZ
Jan 16, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Educatnl Policy Studies Pract

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Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Educational Leadership and Policy Unit in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice at the University of Arizona invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position offers the opportunity to be part of a highly diverse, dynamic, and synergistic intellectual unit with an intentional focus on equity, anti-racism, social justice, and inclusion as these related to education leadership and policy. We seek an educational leadership and policy researcher to join a productive faculty team of scholar-activists across the College of Education whose work improves the future lives of children through research, teaching, and service that advances, transcends, and disrupts inequitable policies and societal trends. Our graduate programs focus on P-20 education leadership and policy and we are particularly interested in adding a scholar to our unit who centers their research on Latinx, borderland, and linguistically diverse communities. In addition, scholars whose work focuses on community and parent engagement, race/racism, and critical approaches to policy analysis are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Arizona context (rural, suburban, cities, towns, and borderlands with Mexico) provides a distinct Southwest milieu for teaching, service, and research focusing on educational leadership and policy research on school reform, student learning, minorities, language, and immigration issues, to name a few areas of work, all undergirded by a social justice focus and commitment. Moreover, the Educational Leadership and Policy Unit, the College of Education, and the University of Arizona, a land grant university granted HIS, encourage and are supportive of such policy relevant and community engaged work.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

We seek an individual who has conductedresearch on educational leadership and policy in relation to thesocio-cultural, political, historical, and institutional context of schooling,and education more broadly. A geographic focus on the Southwest borderlands ishighly desirable. The successful candidate will be conversant in and creativewith applying/developing theories and conceptual frameworks from relevantdisciplines and will have made or demonstrate the potential to make conceptualand empirical contributions to scholarship in educational leadership, educationpolicy, and related fields. The ideal colleague would have an interest inteaching masters and doctoral level courses on campus in leadership and policy,both broadly defined. We seek a highly promising scholar and leader who issecure in their research agenda with a strong commitment to applied,practice-based and policy-relevant research, an established record ofpublications, a commitment to securing external funding to support research, aninterest in conducting research on local educational issues of the Southwest,and a history of active involvement with P-20 leaders.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have earned a Ph.D. or Ed.D. at the time of appointment
  • Have evidence of developing and conducting research, advising graduate students, and teaching at the university level
  • Have proven accomplishment in diversifying pedagogy and curriculum to meet the needs of students from minoritized populations
  • Have leadership experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We prefer someone who has held leadership positions in education.
  • We also prefer a candidate who has developed and taught fully online graduate courses and has chaired dissertation committees and supervised capstone projects.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can also serve as the Director of the Educational Leadership and Policy Unit and, in the future, the Department Head.

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Tenure Track (T/TE)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Dr. Jill Koyama, Search Committee Co-Chair([email protected])Dr. DeMarcus Jenkins, Search Committee Co-Chair ([email protected])

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Two Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants must submit the following four documents.1.Cover Letter2.Current Curriculum Vitae3.Diversity statement – Diversity statements should describe how candidates’ research, teaching, and service promote and contribute to our shared goals of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.4.Name and contact information of THREE Reference (phone and email)Please upload your documents as one file under the “Additional Documents” slot within your application.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.