University of Wisconsin–Madison — Assistant / Associate / Full Professor of Higher Education (Teaching and Learning) in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Employee Class: Tenure-Track Faculty
Department: Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Appointment: 100%, Academic Yr (9 months), Ongoing/Renewable
Full Time Salary Rate: Commensurate with experience
Anticipated Begin Date: August 21, 2023

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by October 3, 2022, at 8:00 am CT.

Job Summary:
The UW–Madison Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department seeks an individual for a tenure-track position who has an established record of, or who shows promise of becoming, an exemplary scholar in the field of higher education focused on Teaching and Learning. We welcome applications from a full range of candidates, including advanced doctoral candidates with an expected degree completion date before the time of hiring, established early-stage scholars, and individuals with leadership experience in higher education. Along with teaching and research aligned with addressing equity and diversity, we are seeking an individual whose scholarship and teaching addresses one or more of the key domains in the study of Teaching and Learning: equal educational opportunities for all students; teaching practices for enhancing students’ learning and persistence; undergraduate and graduate education; program quality; and assessment of student learning and faculty teaching. We also seek an individual who is committed to the pursuit of excellence not only in their research and teaching, but also with respect to grant writing, graduate student advising, and service. Finally, we are looking for an individual who is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and social justice in higher education, thus contributing to the growth and quality of the Higher Education program. The successful candidate will demonstrate a trajectory toward successfully securing external funding for research.

Principal duties:

  1. 1. Conduct exemplary research that leads to the cultivation of promising ideas and publications in major scholarly outlets as well as pursue grant funding.
    2. Teach core and graduate level courses – including courses in higher education program – for higher education scholars, leaders, practitioners, and policymakers.
    3. Create and maintain networks with staff, students, and faculty in the Higher Education program as well as in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.
    4. Supervise and mentor graduate students and serve on committees of doctoral students.
    5. Embrace the responsibilities associated with departmental and university membership.

Education: Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related discipline.

To apply, please visit

Primary Contact:
Xueli Wang
Barbara and Glenn Thompson Professor in Educational Leadership
(608) 263-5451
270-H Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706-1326

Administrative Contact:
Jessica Gile
Department Administrator
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
University of Wisconsin – Madison | School of Education
253-E Ed Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706
608-263-2730 (office), 608-265-3135 (fax)

Institutional Statement on Diversity: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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