Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Saint Louis University School of Education

The School of Education at Saint Louis University invites applications for a tenure‐track, Assistant Professor with a focus on Education Policy & Equity. The successful candidate will have a shared appointment in the Educational Studies and Higher Education Administration programs within the School of Education to start on July 1, 2019. This a full-time, 9-month tenure-line appointment.

Position Summary: Faculty in the School of Education at Saint Louis University are looking to expand on our present areas of strength and build new areas of excellence. The successful candidate will join a core of faculty members who are developing a rigorous, interdisciplinary program in Education Policy & Equity within the School’s Educational Studies unit, focusing on quantitative and qualitative research approaches and projects that improve equity in education. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty and students in the Educational Studies and Higher Education Administration programs, with an opportunity to teach courses in quantitative research methods and their primary discipline to meet the curricular needs of students in both programs.

Responsibilities: Our new colleague will be expected to:

  • Pursue a research agenda with an emphasis on generating evidence to inform education policy in the service of promoting excellent and equitable education for students across the P-20 spectrum.
  • Actively pursue external funding and contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and instructional efforts across the School of Education and campus.
  • Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in quantitative research methods and in their primary discipline(s).
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of graduate and undergraduate programs, including the development of an undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary degree in Education Policy & Equity.
  • Actively recruit and supervise graduate students; support strategic initiatives across the School and campus; and provide leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels.

Qualifications and Experience: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a field directly related to Education Policy, Higher Education, or Educational Studies. Candidates will demonstrate an established or emergent program of research that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and securing external funding. Candidates will have strong potential, or an established record, of excellent university teaching and guiding students through dissertation research projects. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in teaching quantitative methods and a proven commitment to conducting research on education policy and improving equity in education.

Context: Saint Louis University (SLU), established 1818, is the oldest institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River and is a world-class Catholic, Jesuit institution educating nearly 14,000 students. SLU’s 230-acre urban campus is located in midtown Saint Louis, providing students, faculty, and staff a close-knit community in the middle of a lively city. In a recent interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, SLU President Fred Pestello committed the University to doubling its research budget to $100 million and becoming a Carnegie One research institution in the next 7 years.

The School of Education (SOE) shares in the 470-year-old Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, focusing on the growth of the whole person. The purpose of Jesuit education is to develop men and women for and with others. Saint Louis University, and the School of Education, is committed to intellectual rigor and the use of knowledge for the betterment of our local, national, and international communities. The School of Education is recognized as a leader in the state and region. More than 30 percent of the public school superintendents in Missouri and 42 percent of all Catholic school leaders in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis hold degrees from SLU. Eighty-five percent of all Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis have leaders who hold a SLU degree.

The Saint Louis metro region is home to nearly 3 million people and provides a mix of midwestern friendliness and large-city amenities.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. The proposed starting date is July 1, 2019.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references with full contact information. All applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.slu.edu. For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 15, 2018, at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. This search will remain open until filled.

Any questions regarding the application or search should be directed to the SLU School of Education Administrative Assistant, Elizabeth Nutt, Elizabeth.nutt@slu.edu. All materials should be addressed to the Search Chair, Jennifer Buehler, Ph.D.