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Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy
University of Florida

Date Posted Jan. 7, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy
University University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, United States
Department School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • Organization and Leadership
    Education Policy
    Education - General

The University of Florida College of Education invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy to join the Educational Leadership program area in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education. The Educational Leadership program is committed to furthering research that promotes equity and improved educational outcomes through innovative policy and dynamic leadership. The Educational Leadership program includes PhD, EdD, EdS, and MEd degree programs as well as a graduate concentration in education policy.

Through this search, we seek a colleague who will contribute to the goals of the program area through exemplary research, teaching, mentoring, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate an emerging research agenda related to education policy and leadership that demonstrates the potential to successfully compete for external funding. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching include a focus on education law, finance, policy, or social justice leadership and who demonstrate a commitment to equity in their work.

The University of Florida’s Educational Leadership program is nationally ranked and includes one of the top ranked online master’s in educational leadership degrees. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty whose research and teaching are nationally renowned. The candidate will have opportunities to contribute to teaching and advising in our PhD program, hybrid EdD program, and both on-campus and online master’s programs and will have opportunities to affiliate with campus partners including UF’s Education Policy Research Center ( and the Early Childhood Policy Centers Collaborative.

More information on UF’s Educational Leadership program can be found at:

This 9-month tenure-accruing faculty appointment will begin August 2022. Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: Conduct substantive research and publish in leading educational leadership and policy journals Apply for and successfully acquire external funding for research and scholarship Teach (face-to-face, blended, and/or online) courses at the master’s and doctoral levels Provide service to the program, school, college, university, and the profession

Minimum Requirements:
An earned doctorate in education, public policy, economics, sociology, or a closely related field awarded by the time of hire
A record of publication or evidence of potential for successful publication in leading educational leadership and policy journals
Demonstration of promise to successfully acquire external funding for research Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with online or hybrid teaching as an instructor or student Experience working in PK-12 schools

Prospective candidates should submit the following: a cover letter that addresses their qualifications and interest in the position, research agenda, teaching philosophy, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a scholarly writing sample; the names and contact information of three references who may be contacted after initial screening; and a current CV. Applicants should reference requisition 519777 (Interfolio 87046). All candidates should submit application materials electronically at Review of candidates will begin on December 13th and continue until the position is filled.

We also invite you to review our Clinical Educational Leadership and Policy position at: under requisition #519779.

Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. F. Chris Curran (, search committee chair and leader of the Educational Leadership program.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Education at the University of Florida, founded in 1906, has consistently been ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation in Online Graduate Education for the last six years, 3rd nationally for undergraduate education and 12th nationally among public graduate colleges of education (U.S. News & World Report). Two of the College’s academic programs occupy top-20 spots in the U.S. News rankings: Counselor Education (5th) and Special Education (5th). Our Teachers, Schools & Society (TSS) program was named the 2020 Program of the Year by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED). The College has added 45 faculty in the past three years. Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and public scholarship-often conducted in partnership with other UF colleges, school districts and communities across the state and nation-are yielding powerful learning systems and models that are helping to transform education in today’s changing world, starting with our youngest learners. The College is engaged in four of UF’s priority research areas-early childhood studies, precision learning, analysis of learning analytics, and artificial intelligence in education. The College has 117 full-time faculty members with distinguished records in teaching, research and service. Faculty researchers last year garnered more than $107 million in awards supporting studies and projects addressing education’s most critical issues. Teaching is one of several areas of study from which UF education students can choose. More than 3,000 education students are enrolled on campus and online in 29 bachelor’s and advanced degree programs and concentration areas, within nine academic specialties: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction * Counseling & Counselor Education * Early Childhood Education * Educational Leadership * Higher Education Administration * Research & Evaluation Methods * School Psychology * Special Education * Student Personnel in Higher Education. To sustain the college’s innovative edge deep into the 21st century, heightened emphasis on emerging technologies, advanced graduate studies and interdisciplinary research will effectively prepare tomorrow’s leaders in all education disciplines. The College’s educator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by CAEP and NCATE since 1954. More than 30,000 UF "EduGator" alumni are located throughout the world. Follow us: UF_COE (Twitter) and UF.COE (Facebook)

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Florida, founded in 1853, is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research university and one of the most academically diverse universities in the nation. U.S. News & World Report ranks UF 5th among public universities. National rankings such as 2nd by Kiplinger and 20th in Forbes in their respective lists of "Best Values in Public Colleges" are a result of UF’s commitment to provide the highest quality education at the best value. UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes, and boasts more than 4,000 faculty members, 50,000 students and 415,000 living alumni. Faculty scholars last year generated more than $838 million in research awards. UF recently launched a $70 million AI partnership with NVIDIA, taking the first step toward ensuring equitable access to bringing AI to students and faculty from across campus and the state. The Florida Legislature designated UF as a "preeminent" state university in 2013. UF recently hired almost 500 new faculty.

ABOUT THE AREA: UF is situated in Gainesville in North Central Florida, a progressive college town that blends big-city cultural and athletic offerings with small-town friendliness and charm, along with excellent schools. Gainesville, located about halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, is often recognized as one of America’s best college towns and is easily accessible to three major metropolitan areas (Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa). The National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Gainesville as a "Tree City USA" every year since 1982. Add the allure of Florida’s famous sunshine, tropical breezes, and abundant wilderness, springs, rivers and seashores nearby, and it is little wonder that top-caliber faculty and students find our College and University to be the perfect balance of premier academics and a fulfilling lifestyle.

  • Culture of Care Statement

    The University of Florida prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or protected veterans.

    Educational Leadership Diversity and Inclusion Statement

    The University of Florida’s Educational Leadership program affirms the value of diversity and is committed to an ongoing effort to actively combat racism, bigotry, and other forms of discrimination in our program and in the training we provide to future educational leaders and researchers. Our program acknowledges an ongoing reality of racism in our country’s education system and broader society.

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Contact Information

  • Ellen Young
    School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
    University of Florida
    150 Norman Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611
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