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Apply now Job no: 227757-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Academic Advising, Student Services/Support, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Instructional, Instructional Design, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Susan S. Engeleiter Chair in Education Law, Policy, and Practice supports a distinguished scholar in the field of school law who, through excellence in research, teaching, and service, will provide leadership to the university, the field, and the public. The Chair holder will be a nationally recognized researcher with an established record of leadership in the field. The scholar who takes this position will engage in graduate programs by working with masters and doctoral students and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in school law and policy.

The Susan S. Engeleiter Chair in Education Law, Policy, and Practice is housed in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the highly ranked Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA). ELPA hosts graduate administrator preparation programs, research-oriented graduate programs, and community, state, national, and international educational initiatives. ELPA is in the world-renowned UW-Madison School of Education, which includes 10 academic departments and three major research units. The School of Education also includes the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER), which serves as a research home for approximately 140 grant-funded projects, providing support for all stages of the research funding process.

The successful candidate will be a tenured faculty member in ELPA and will provide intellectual leadership professionally and publicly, and work collaboratively with colleagues to build and sustain local, national, and international initiatives of excellence. The Chair is renewable every 5 years.

Principal Duties:

The successful candidate will:
Provide national and international leadership in education law and policy research;
Seek external funding for research;
Teach graduate-level courses in education law and policy;
Mentor graduate students;
Engage in administrator preparation through teaching courses and providing professional development to educators;
Participate in shared governance and other departmental and university service activities; and
Contribute professionally to the field of education law and policy at 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:

Earned Doctorate in education, education policy, educational leadership, public policy, or related field and/or Juris Doctorate.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

The successful candidate must have:
An outstanding record of scholarly achievements in education law;
Evidence of excellence in teaching;
Experience with and scholarship addressing diverse populations; and
Evidence of service to the field.

Priority will be given to those with a successful record of securing external funding.

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, religion, and other group identities; and we encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 23, 2021


ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT November 7, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. 

Applicants should submit the following:
A letter of interest
Curriculum vita
A list of 3 professional references and their contact information
2 Published Articles


Julie Mead

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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.

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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 Fall 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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