HED Tenure-Line Position in Higher Education (Open Rank)

University of Pennsylvania: Graduate School of Education: Graduate School of Education - Higher Education

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites nominations and applications for a tenure-line faculty position (open rank) in higher education.


The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate and an outstanding record of research productivity and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: national, state, or local policy (either domestic or international), higher education governance, organizations and leadership. Other areas of research will also be considered based on their unique theoretical and/or methodological contributions.  Of particular interest is a scholar whose research speaks to the public purposes of higher education and the role of colleges and universities in fostering a strong and diverse democracy. We expect the successful candidate to provide intellectual leadership, through teaching in our traditional and executive format programs, advising, and research, and contributing to division and cross-divisional programs. 

Application Instructions

We will begin reviewing nominations and applications on December 1, 2020, but will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled.  Please send a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, names of three references, and three relevant publications and manuscripts.

Penn GSE seeks candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The Higher Education Division strongly encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented. 

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