Associate or Full Professor of Education Policy in Equity and Inclusion - Vanderbilt University

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of Education Policy in Equity and Inclusion. We seek distinguished candidates trained in the social sciences, especially political science or sociology, whose work will contribute to our understanding of the ways in which education creates advantages and disadvantages for different individuals and groups in the United States. We are interested in a scholar whose work will critically examine the effectiveness of the nation’s P–16 education system as a site for civic empowerment and social and economic mobility, and whose research asks fundamental questions around the role of schools and/or colleges in the achievement of an equitable, inclusive, and diverse society.

Candidates should possess an exemplary record of scholarly accomplishment and a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor. The ability to attract external funding is expected. The successful candidate will have experience mentoring and training doctoral students for careers in academia and closely allied research organizations, and commitments to teaching undergraduate and professional degree students.

The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department embraces a range of disciplinary traditions and encourages multiple methodological approaches in the study and instruction of education policy and practice.

The department operates highly regarded programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral level, including five professional master’s degree programs; an on-campus Ed.D. program in K–12 and in higher education leadership and policy; an online Ed.D. in leadership and learning in organizations; a Ph.D. program in K–12 and in higher education leadership and policy; and an undergraduate degree in Human and Organizational Development. For more information on the department, visit our website:

Review of formal applications will begin November 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2020. Applicants should submit a letter addressing their qualifications and interests, a full curriculum vitae, three recent peer-reviewed publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Please apply at the following link:

For questions about the position, please contact:
Christopher Loss
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education
Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
Peabody #414, 230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The department is committed to building a diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.