Spread the Word: UK Education Policy Studies and Evaluation is hiring faculty!

Join us! The University of Kentucky College of Education is hiring two Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation faculty this year. We are hiring Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Policy Studies and Assistant Professor in Research Methods in Education

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The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications and nominations for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor, effective August 16, 2020.

The individual will be responsible for carrying out research, teaching and service within the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation (EPE), in their specialty area related to law, policy, sociology, and/or international education with a focus on education equity, civil rights and social justice. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda, pursue external funding, teach EPE courses, provide advising to graduate students, participate in the activities of professional organizations, and support philanthropy. This position has the possibility of serving as associate director for a civil rights institute/center.

Main duties and responsibilities include the following: teach courses in EPE; have an active research and professional service agenda; assist with the recruitment and advising of graduate students and serve on program committees; and support the college’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in area related to educational law, policy, sociology, or international education; evidence of scholarly productivity; experience working with diverse populations; and excellent oral and written communication abilities.

Preferred qualifications include successful college/university level teaching experience; online teaching experience; experience working in the public policy arena; experience in leadership or program building; and evidence of securing research funding.

Applicants must include a cover letter (upload under Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (upload under Curriculum Vita), and the names of three people from whom references maybe solicited when prompted in the application. The cover letter should address the candidate’s area(s) of specialization and courses that the candidate desires to teach.

The review of applications begins November 1st, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jane Jensen, Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, 131 Taylor Education Building, Lexington, KY 40506, jjensen@uky.edu.

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The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track, effective August 16, 2020.

The Assistant Professor in Research Methods in Education (RMinE) will be responsible for carrying out research, teaching, and service within the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation (EPE). The faculty member will be responsible for teaching 12 credits per academic year, predominately in an online setting, with a primary focus in the area of quantitative and/or qualitative Research Methods. This individual should also have a disciplinary focus within K-12 or postsecondary educational policy studies, within which they will be expected to teach approximately one course per academic year. In addition, this faculty member will provide consultation and advising to graduate students and help facilitate the graduate certificate in RMinE. This faculty member will be an active participant in the RMinE program and its implementation, development, evaluation, and promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda, pursue external funding, and participate in the activities of professional organizations.

Main duties and responsibilities include the following: teach graduate-level courses in the area of Research Methods in Education (RMinE) and educational policy studies/higher education in an online format; have an active research agenda connected to Research Methods in Education; support the implementation and promotion of the master’s in RMinE and the graduate certificate in RMinE; assist with advising of graduate students and serve on exam committees for RMinE.

Required qualifications include an earned doctoral degree, preferably in Educational Research Methods; experience in research methodology; experience/training in mixed methods research; excellent oral and written communication abilities; evidence of scholarly productivity; and experience and/or training in online course delivery.

Preferred qualifications include successful college/university level teaching experience; experience working collaboratively and with diverse populations, including practitioners and researchers from theoretically, methodologically, and substantively diverse backgrounds relevant to the practice of research methods; extensive knowledge of subject matter of RMinE courses, including the areas: research writing, evaluation, survey research, quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed methods research methods; knowledge of research designs; knowledge of analysis tools and their use in research methods in education; skill in preparation of all instructional materials in both paper and electronic formats; and evidence of securing funds for research and/or program development grants and applications.

Applications should include a letter of application (upload under Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (upload under Curriculum Vita), and the names of three people from whom the system may solicit references. The cover letter should address the specific quantitative and/or qualitative areas that the candidate is qualified to teach, along with (but not limited to) courses in survey research, research writing, evaluation, or others.

The review of applications begins October 14, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Joseph Waddington, Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, 131 Taylor Education Building, 859-257-4923, email rjwaddington@uky.edu

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