Professor of Education in Educational Policy Studies

University of New Hampshire

Professor of Education in Educational Policy Studies

  • Institution: University of New Hampshire
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Durham, NH US
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Professor of Education in Educational Policy Studies

  • University of New Hampshire | Durham, NH US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: February 25, 2022
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Job TitleProfessor of Education in Educational Policy Studies

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Durham, NH US

Deadline February 25, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Christine Wolczko

Department The Department of Education


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Job Description

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Assistant Professor of Education in Educational Policy Studies

Institution Information

The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here:

Summary of Position

The Department of Education in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin the fall semester, 2022 in the area of Educational Policy Studies. The University of New Hampshire, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Education are committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that “inclusion, diversity, and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence.” This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff, and students.

We seek candidates who understand the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups in PK-12 and/or higher education, and who have engaged in teaching, research, and service that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in education. We seek candidates with an established research agenda, a strong publication record, and a capacity to develop externally funded research grants and projects. Possible areas of scholarly expertise/focus include (but are not limited to): (1) The impact of educational policies, programs, and structures on inequities in PK-12 and/or higher education; (2) Policies and/or practices (at the district, school, or classroom level) that disrupt the production of educational inequalities with respect to race, economic disadvantage, language status, disability, or other factors in producing educational inequalities; (3) Development of district and state-wide assessment systems that promote equity and opportunity for PK-12 students; (4) Inter-relationships among policy, organizations, reform efforts, and equity goals. Expertise with quantitative methodologies is required.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; advising undergraduate and graduate students; overseeing graduate student research projects and theses; conducting research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; pursuing external funding to support research, teaching, and service efforts; serving on Department, College, and University committees; and engaging in professional and public service.

Additional Job Information

All candidates should submit the following materials:

·       Cover letter describing a research agenda, as well as teaching and other experiences relevant to the job description

·       A brief statement that includes concrete examples and evidence of how the candidate’s own research, teaching, or community engagement have both had a positive impact on non-dominant groups and have interrogated one’s own role in such processes

·       Curriculum vitae

·       List of three professional references with full contact information

·       One to two publications or other writing samples

Review of applications will begin January 25, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Suzanne Graham ( and its members: Elyse Hambacher (, Todd Leach (, and Doctoral Candidate Shantel Palacio (

Questions about the application process or requirements should be directed to the Department of Education’s Administrative Coordinator, Christine Wolczko (

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

The position requires: (1) A doctorate in education or a related field; (2) Experience teaching courses in educational assessment, educational evaluation, and/or educational policy; (3) Experience teaching both face-to-face and online courses; (4) Evidence of the ability/potential to engage in scholarly activity, research, and peer-reviewed publication; (5) Evidence of the ability to work collaboratively with diverse communities and a research agenda that addresses the ways that multiple factors (race, SES, disability, language) affect students’ and families’ access to equitable and inclusive public education.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Strong candidates will also have experience as successful PK-12 leaders/administrators (principal/superintendent) and/or working with organizations that inform educational policy and reform and will have experience conducting secondary analyses of data from large education surveys.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Special Requirements

A background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Applicants must apply online

Department of Education, College of Liberal Arts, UNH

The Department of Education is a reflective community, deeply engaged with critical questions of education in a complex society. Through interdisciplinary practice, research, and partnerships, we seek to make informed contributions across a broad range of settings where learning takes place. As a reflective community, we commit to: (1) Advancing scholarship to investigate questions of practice and inform policy; (2) Facilitating learning opportunities across a range of communities; (3) Deepening our understanding and promotion of social justice; and (4) Collaborating with an array of stakeholders, including scholars, schools, and organizations. More information about the Department of Education and its programs can be found at:

The College of Liberal Arts is the largest of the university’s colleges and plays a prominent role across a wide range of university programs, centers and institutes. The college offers distinctive, experiential programs taught by world-class faculty and takes great pride in its devotion to scholarly research and commitment to teaching, combining the best of a traditional liberal arts education with cutting-edge instruction in emerging fields. Liberal arts faculty include Guggenheim Scholars, Carnegie Fellows, Kennedy Fellows, Fulbright Scholars, and some of the most influential scholars, creative artists, and scientists in their fields. Nationally recognized centers, such as the Crimes Against Children Research Center and Prevention Innovations Research Center, reside in the college. More information about the college can be found at

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

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