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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 266048-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The UW-Madison Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department seeks an individual for a tenure-track position who has an established record of, or who shows promise of being, an exemplary scholar in the field of higher education focused on Organization and Administration. We welcome applications from a full range of candidates, including advanced doctoral candidates with an expected degree completion date before the time of hiring, established early-stage scholars, and individuals with leadership experience in higher education. We seek an individual whose scholarship and teaching addresses equity in postsecondary education related to one or more of the key domains in the study of Organization and Administration: higher education governance, strategy, administration, organizational change and innovation, organizational theory, perspectives on the organization of higher education, leadership in higher education, higher education foundations, and institutional planning. We also seek an individual who is committed to the pursuit of excellence not only in their research and teaching, but also with respect to grant writing, graduate student advising, and service. Finally, we are looking for an individual who is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and social justice in higher education, thus contributing to the growth and quality of the Higher Education program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a trajectory toward successfully securing external funding for research.


1. Conduct exemplary research that leads to the cultivation of promising ideas and publications in major scholarly outlets as well as pursue grant funding.
2. Teach core and graduate level courses in the higher education program and the ELPA department for higher education scholars, leaders, practitioners, and policymakers.
3. Create and maintain networks with staff, students, and faculty in the Higher Education program as well as in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
4. Supervise and mentor graduate students and serve on committees of doctoral students.
5. Embrace the responsibilities associated with departmental and university membership.

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


Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related discipline.

Additional Information:

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, the School of Education and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis consistently rank at or near the top in national studies of educational quality, productivity, and prestige. 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. Consistent with this mission, the Department focuses on creating knowledge and preparing leaders capable of advancing student and faculty learning toward these ends. The School of Education is the home of prominent externally funded research centers and distinguished faculty in many educational disciplines. The successful candidate will join a faculty committed to integrating and aligning leadership and policy in schools, districts, and postsecondary institutions. The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis maintains active programs of research, instruction, and outreach in elementary/secondary, higher and continuing education, and educational policy settings. Housed within one of the world's premier doctoral research institutions, the UW-Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis prepares future educational scholars and leaders. Many of our graduates go on to positions as professors of educational leadership and policy in the United States and across the globe.

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 a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023


ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

Please click "apply now" and follow the instructions. You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following documents: a) statement of interest; b) curriculum vitae; c) teaching statement; and d) two (2) samples of scholarly writing. Applicants should provide name and contact information for three (3) references as part of their online application. To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by Monday, October 3, 2022 at 8:00 am CT, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.


Brian Burt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Higher Education

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Professor(FA020) or Associate Professor(FA030) or Assistant Professor(FA040)



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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:

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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