University of Pittsburgh — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, Quantitative Policy

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor  (Tenure/Tenure-Stream)
Quantitative Policy 

Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full (tenure/tenure-stream)

Appointment: Eight-month, full-time, tenure/tenure-stream: starting Fall 2022

The Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education seeks a faculty colleague to join our new program in Education Policy. We seek a scholar who employs innovative, applied quantitative research methodologies to explore and influence policy issues such as (but not limited to) early childhood education, teacher policy, market-based reforms, learning opportunities for students with disabilities and/or emergent multilingual learners, and continuous improvement of education systems at all levels. We seek applicants who conduct policy-relevant research that tackles critical questions related to equity and justice in education. We welcome applicants with experience supporting mixed methods research projects, reflecting appreciation for a range of methodological approaches. Expertise in causal research designs is a specific area of interest, but we are open to a range of innovative, applied methodological approaches such as education data science and predictive analytics. We seek a colleague who is committed to equity, justice and antiracism in their research, teaching and advising practices, and their service to the department, school, communities, and the field.

Responsibilities would include teaching master’s and doctoral courses in quantitative research methods and education policy and advising and mentoring students. This scholar would also be expected to participate in schoolwide conversations about our methodology offerings and lead development of new courses that augment and extend the current policy analysis curriculum.

The candidate would join the School of Education at a time of great excitement and action, particularly related to our commitments to equity and justice. Our mission-vision guides our work as a school, and we aim to determine sustainable ways to disrupt long-standing patterns of inequity in education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates will have an earned doctorate in education policy or a closely related field; an established or emerging record of publication in peer-reviewed journals; demonstrated experience or promise in securing external grant funding as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator; demonstrated experience or promise for teaching graduate-level courses in applied quantitative research methods and policy analysis; demonstrated experience or promise in advisement and mentoring of students at the master’s and doctoral levels; and demonstrated experience or promise in engaging with local, national and/or global communities. Demonstrated experience (or future promise) designing and teaching online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate courses is desirable.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for this position, please upload: a letter of application; a statement of research, teaching, service and how your work in these domains reflects a commitment to equity and justice; a curriculum vita, two writing samples (please note: for candidates at the assistant professor level, writing samples need not be peer-reviewed publications), and the names and contact information for three academic references to:

References will only be contacted and asked to submit a letter if a candidate is forwarded to the final interview round. 

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Review Process

Full consideration will be given to complete applications submitted by October 31, 2021 to and will continue until the position is filled.

For assistance with submission questions, please contact Megan Brennan at For questions about the position, please contact Jennifer Russell, search committee chair, at

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity, including disability/vets.