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Economics of Education Tenure, Tenure Track Faculty Position
Position Overview
The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) seeks to fill an open rank tenured/tenure-track Faculty position in Economics and/or Finance of Education. OLPD is a leader in advancing knowledge about educational and organizational change in local, national, and international contexts. Our research, teaching, and outreach reflect a commitment to interdisciplinary and intercultural engagement with educators, scholars, and policy makers seeking to enhance leadership, policy, and development around the globe.
We are especially interested in candidates with focus and/or interest in understanding the historic and current trends in economics, finance, education budgeting, and the costs and assets of schools, educational organizations, and postsecondary institutions in the US and/or global contexts.
The individual in this position will conduct research and provide instruction related to theory, policy, and practice of budgeting, finance, and economics of education. Expertise in governance, strategies, impacts, and outcomes of the economics of educational institutions and/or organizations is sought. The individual in this position will provide leadership, curriculum development, advising, and instruction within the graduate degree programs in OLPD and may also contribute to instruction in OLPD’s undergraduate programs.
Job Responsibilities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Research (40%)
  • Develop and maintain a record of excellence in scholarship pertinent to economics and finance of education, including funded research. Research areas may include:
  • Theoretical approaches to economics of education, educational funding, budgeting, resource development, and finance management.
  • Economic analysis of domestic and/or global educational inequity.
  • Financial stewardship of educational institutions and/or organizations.
  • Policy implementation and its impacts and implications on educational institutions, staff, students, and communities.
  • Stakeholder concerns, experiences, and outcomes (including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, and community members).
Teaching and Advising (40%)
  • Teach two courses per semester (with primary responsibility to graduate education though contributions to undergraduate education are encouraged).
  • Advise graduate students in program areas in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (a specific program may be identified based on the successful candidate’s preferences and expertise).
  • Serve on committees of graduate students in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, the College of Education and Human Development, and other units of the University.
  • Supervise master’s and doctoral research.
Service and Outreach (20%)
  • Participate in the activities of relevant professional organizations.
  • Participate in department, college, University, and community service or other outreach activities.
The position is open rank at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor with tenure or Professor with tenure level depending on previous experience. Hire with tenure at the associate professor or professor rank is possible if the successful candidate can demonstrate a record of scholarship that meets the criteria for tenure at the University of Minnesota. More information about the University of Minnesota’s tenure process can be found at https://faculty.umn.edu/faculty-review-recognition/promotion-tenure-review. This is a 9-month, full-time appointment located on the Minneapolis campus with a target start date of August 2024.

University Benefits
The University offers a generous benefits package which include:
  • Competitive wages, paid holidays
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with generous employer contribution and immediate vesting
  • Employer paid disability and life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75% of eligible tuition
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program
For more information specific to employee groups, please visit the Office of Human Resources website.
About the Department:
Our world is full of systems and policies that affect how individuals learn, grow and relate to one another. Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development studies how those systems and policies are shaped by culture and power. We prepare leaders and researchers to transform our education and organizations for the better.
We teach our students how to design, test, implement, and revise our institutional strategies in both the public and private sectors, from the international to the local level. Our students gain practical experiences in creating approaches to increase social and economic development, foster human flourishing, disrupt power structures, and promote a more just society. https://www.cehd.umn.edu/olpd/.
About the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD):
The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college at the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice. https://www.cehd.umn.edu/.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online through the University of Minnesota’s job page, Job Opening: 356993. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  Application Deadline:  The initial screening of applications will begin on September 29, 2023.
This position requires that you attach the following documents as PDFs:
  1. cover letter
  2. detailed resume
  3. names and contact information of three references
  4. a statement of teaching interests
  5. a statement of research interests
The teaching and research statements should include prior or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For general questions about the application process, contact Rachel Bloom-Brovold at brovo023@umn.edu. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612)-624-UOHR (8687).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu
Employment Requirements
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
About the University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.
Position: Economics of Education Tenure, Tenure Track Faculty Position
Organization: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis,  MN 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 8/16/2023
Requirements Required Qualifications for All Applicants
  • An earned doctorate in Applied Economics, Economics of Education, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, or closely related field. Applications from ABD candidates will be considered provided the applicant can document that they are on track to complete the doctorate no later than the start date of this position.
  • Evidence of a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service/outreach.
  • Evidence of potential for publication regarding education finance, economics, and/or closely related fields at the rank of assistant professor and established record of publication for applicants at the rank of associate or full professor.
  • Evidence of or potential for a national and international scholarly reputation in their field appropriate for the rank of the applicant.
  • Evidence of experience and effective teaching skills for instruction related to economics and finance of education.
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in advising master’s and doctoral students at the rank of assistant professor and established record of advising excellence at the rank of associate or full professor.
  • Evidence of service/outreach appropriate for the rank of the applicant.
Required Qualifications for the Rank of Associate or Full Professor:
  • Evidence of established record of publications regarding education finance, economics, and/or closely related fields.   Or
    • Evidence of a strong research record (publication and procuring external funding) commensurate with their career stage.
  • Evidence of established record for excellence in advising of master’s and doctoral students.
  • Evidence of established record of experience and effective teaching skills for instruction related to economics and finance of education.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a Department, College, University, and community service and governance.
  • Evidence of leadership in the field (for example, serving on editorial boards of methodological journals, national/international professional committees, sponsored grant review panels).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong record of teaching and graduate student advising.
  • Evidence of familiarity with issues of current trends in finance and economics of education, including its multiple constituencies and stakeholders, policies, and practices with the ability to incorporate related content and ideas in coursework and research. 
  • Previous employment in an educational context working in finance, budgeting, development, or stewardship roles or consulting experience in other applied work in educational organizations focused on policy, practice, or economics of education.
  • Evidence of technology literacy and online teaching experience.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/14/2023
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178 Pillsbury Dr SE
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Minneapolis,  MN 55455
United States
(612) 624-4980
Rachel Bloom-Brovold