Economics of Education Tenure, Tenure Track Faculty Position
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.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- 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.
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:
- cover letter
- detailed resume
- names and contact information of three references
- a statement of teaching interests
- a statement of research interests
The teaching and research statements should include prior or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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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.