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Open Rank, Tenure-track/Tenured Position in Higher Education

Application Procedure:

Please submit materials electronically to:

Application review will happen via Interfolio, please submit to the link above for consideration. 

Candidates are asked to submit:

  • a letter of interest,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • two publications that demonstrate scholarly accomplishment in their area of research,
  • and the names of four professional references.

Questions may be referred to:

Professor Awilda Rodriguez will serve as the Chair of the Search Committee.  

The position will close and review will begin December 17, 2021.

Job Duties

Candidates will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, teach graduate courses, advise graduate students, direct doctoral dissertations, and serve as an active member of the School of Education, the University, and higher education professional communities.  Experience mentoring students of diverse backgrounds, including women, students of color, and first-generation college students, is desired.  For tenured positions, joint appointments may be possible within the School of Education or with other schools and colleges.

Job Qualifications

Candidates should have a track record of outstanding scholarship in a discipline or professional field that contributes to the scholarly study of policy in postsecondary education.  The appointment may be at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track); or associate or full professor (with tenure). Candidates for associate or full professor should be nationally recognized scholars with a strong record of empirical policy studies and grants in higher education. Candidates at the assistant professor level should have outstanding potential and a defined policy research agenda related to higher education. At all levels, demonstrated teaching ability, strong methodological skills, and desire to develop sponsored research are required.  Prior administrative or public policy experience in higher education is also highly desirable.

Successful candidates will have:

·       A doctorate in higher education, education, or a related social science field

·       A strong record of research in one or more of the desired specialization areas

·       Experience teaching at the master’s and/or doctoral levels

·       An established program of research and publication in policy research

·       A track record of developing and securing grants to support research, or the promise of developing such a track record

·       A strong interest in advising and mentoring graduate students

With all hires, CSHPE seeks candidates who are committed to the School of Education’s imperatives to improve educational practice and diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion.  We are responsive to the needs of families, including (but not limited to) dual-career couples, families with children, and LGBTQ couples.  Please see our diversity strategic plan for more information.

Institution Description

The School of Education at the University of Michigan seeks colleagues for a tenure-track appointment (open rank) in the graduate programs of Higher Education in the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. We seek applications from policy scholars with a strong focus on diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion situated in one or more of the following research areas: access, choice, and/or enrollment in postsecondary education; postsecondary outcomes; state or federal policy. Scholars utilizing critical perspectives and mixed methods in their research and teaching are particularly welcome.  


Salary will be negotiated based on the candidate’s experience and qualifications.  The appointment will be for the regular nine-month academic year with possible additional remuneration for administrative duties. Salaries at the University of Michigan compare favorably with those at other leading institutions of higher education. The University of Michigan offers extensive family-friendly policies for faculty and liberal benefits, including a retirement plan, and group health, dental, and life insurance plans.

Application Due Date: 2021-12-17
Job Start Date: 2022-09-01
Salary: $0 - $0
City: Ann Arbor
State/Province/Region: MI
Institution: University of Michigan
Reports To: Dean of the School of Education
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: SOE-CSHPE

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