Economics of Education Assistant/Associate Professor - Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the Economics of Education.

We seek applicants who apply economic tools to the study of important policy-relevant topics within the field of education. We seek applicants who use experimental, quasi-experimental, econometric, applied microeconomic, or similar methodological approaches in their research. We are especially interested in candidates who use economic approaches to consider research questions related to social justice and/or inequality in a variety of educational settings.

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to one or more of our departmental divisions with research that addresses topics in the areas of K-12 leadership, human resource education, higher education, or global studies. In addition to contributing to the masters and doctoral degree programs within EPOL, the potential to contribute to our new college-wide nonlicensure Bachelor of Science in Learning and Education Studies will also be given preference. In addition, interdisciplinary research and/or research that uses large-scale longitudinal datasets will be given preference. Finally, preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship includes translational work that has the potential to shape education policy.

Candidates at all levels should have a strong record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching, research, and service. Applicants should have the ability to establish and maintain a promising, active, and independent research program. Candidates with proven success in advising doctoral students and teaching in on-line settings are especially sought.

Candidates at the associate professor level should have a demonstrated record of external funding for their research.

Salary will be commensurate with experience, research record, rank, and other accomplishments. Fall 2017 is the target start date for this position. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D., or an equivalent degree, in Economics, Education, or a similar field before the start date of employment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, full curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three individuals. Review of applications will begin on December 5, 2016. Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to

For information please contact: Jennifer A. Delaney, Search Committee Chair, 217-333-0807 or

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