Assistant Professor

Posted on9/7/2017
Job typeFull-time
Reports toCollege of Education
Reports in officeCenter for the Study of Higher Education
Application due date10/13/2017
Job start date08/1/2018
InstitutionUniversity of Arizona
Institution descriptionEstablished in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.
Job dutiesDescription:

The Center for the Study of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Practice in the College of Education at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor. We are looking for someone who meets any of the following areas of scholarly expertise: finance, organizations, or educational policy broadly conceived. Applicants with methodological expertise in advanced quantitative methods, and with an interest in teaching a stats sequence are strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be someone with strong social science sensitivities about the workings of organizations and systems in higher education as well as an awareness of and interest in utilizing quantitative methods to pursue critical questions regarding social justice, race, and other mechanisms of power and inequity on an institutional, multi-institutional, policy, or a similarly broad level. The research agendas of the Center’s faculty are distinctive and continually push the boundaries of prominent areas of higher education research. Research foci in the Center include the study of whiteness and the production of privilege; socio-academic integration in community colleges; social media; transitions and transfer experiences of populations of color and new traditional students; the political economy of internationalization, neo-racism, and regional hubs; academic capitalism in organizational practices; and the restructuring and unionizing of the academic workforce. We are a supportive intellectual community that seeks a colleague who will enhance and stretch us in the following ways:

• Demonstrate a strong commitment to calling the academy to more fully live up to its ideals in regards to access and success
• Support the broad public, social justice functions of the academy, and
• Participate the Center’s commitment to public engagement and activism that better serves underserved communities of students and employees locally, statewide, and (inter)nationally.

The successful candidate will extend the collaborative and distinctive work of our faculty and students, and be committed to working with our master’s and doctoral students. Ultimately, our search will be guided more by quality and fit of the candidate than by the particular area of specialization.

The Center seeks an individual who will thrive in working with diverse students and colleagues – we have one of the most diverse departments in the university. We seek someone who is deeply engaged in the full range of academic roles, intersecting research, instruction and advising, and outreach and service.
• Conduct and publish research in an area of expertise and through interdisciplinary collaborations
• Teach primarily graduate level, and some undergraduate courses in the Center for the Study of Higher Education
• Participate in advising and mentoring students, including directing and supervising master’s thesis and dissertation projects
• Provide professional service to the department, college, university and community
• Demonstrate a strong interest in collaboration and engagement with diverse communities
QualificationsDoctoral degree in a field relevant to the study of higher education (all but dissertation accepted); evidence of a strong intellectual agenda and of scholarly promise, quality teaching, and the potential to obtain grant funding or leverage institutional resources to support research activities.
Salary range$60,000 - $80,000
Salary benefitsOutstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!
Application procedureTo learn more and to apply please visit our website.

Please submit:
Letter of interest
Complete curriculum vitae
Two scholarly writing samples
Name and contact information for three references.

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.