University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 101022-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis is part of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. It is the nation's top-ranked graduate program in educational leadership. The mission of the department is to create, integrate, exchange, and apply knowledge about leadership, learning, and organizational performance to advance educational quality and opportunity. Many of our graduates go on to positions as professors and educational leaders in the United States and across the globe. Departments and faculty in the UW-Madison School of Education are addressing some of society's most critical needs, from challenges in education at all levels to issues in health and other human services, while also contributing to the quality of life through the arts.

The successful candidate will teach courses associated with the preparation of educational leaders and scholars; conduct research and publish; secure external funding; advise master's, certification, and Ph.D. students and contribute to outreach, consistent with the Wisconsin Idea.

Principal Duties:

1. Develop, maintain and advance a nationally recognized and externally funded research program;
2. Teach courses in face-to-face and on-line formats;
3. Advise and mentor master's and doctoral students;
4. Participate in faculty governance and provide committee service associated with departmental, School of Education, and university membership;
5. Contribute professionally to educational leadership and policy at the local, state, and national levels.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Candidates are required to have an earned doctorate or equivalent in educational leadership, educational policy, elementary/secondary education, or related field.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The successful candidate will join a faculty committed to equity and diversity by developing leadership capacity in schools and districts focused on maximizing student learning and educational opportunity. We are especially interested in candidates who center social justice within their research and professional outreach efforts. Individuals who are committed to applying their scholarship to address social justice, equity, diversity, and difference across educational settings are strongly encouraged to apply. We are equally interested in scholars at all stages of their careers.

Candidates should have demonstrated excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, research and publication, advising or potential advising, and professional service focused on preK-12 administration and leadership that advances learning and expands educational opportunity for all students. This could include work focusing in one or more of the following areas: Special education administration and leadership, inclusion of diverse student groups in general education classes, district and school-based equity audits, identity and identity development, and/or organizational theory.

We seek candidates with a range of professional experiences that qualify for an appointment as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Research, publication and teaching records will be evaluated in light of previous experience.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following documents: a) letter of application; b) curriculum vitae; c) research statement; d) teaching statement; and, e) two samples of scholarly writing as one document. Applicants should provide name and contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 13, 2019. All materials should be submitted by that date, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

Questions about the position can be directed to:
Jerlando Jackson
1000 Bascom Mall
270k Education Building
Madison, WI 53706-1326
Fax: 608-265-3135

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. In the case where there are fewer than five finalists, the names of the five most qualified candidates must be released upon request.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to fostering faculty diversity. We encourage applications from potential candidates of all race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, religious and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate ability to foster an inclusive work environment and work with students from diverse backgrounds.
Feedback, questions or accessibility issues:


Jerlando Jackson

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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