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Education Policy Faculty Member


Education Policy Division
Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for two tenure-track positions, one of open rank and the other of a junior faculty member in education policy.

The successful candidates will have an earned doctorate in education, public policy, economics, or other relevant field, with a specialization in conducting research in the social sciences, an outstanding record of research preparation and/or productivity, and teaching expertise.

Strong qualifications in the research process are essential, including study framing, research design and appropriate analytic methods. In addition, the candidates will have substantive expertise and experience in one or more specialty fields of contemporary education policy – which might include areas such as the economics of education, policy and program evaluation, education finance, the policy making process, or the politics of education – as well as interest in cross-cutting issues of equity, access, and excellence.

We expect the successful candidates will also provide intellectual leadership to the Education Policy Division, as well as other divisional programs within the Graduate School of Education, through collaborative participation in masters and doctoral student program development, teaching, advising, and mentoring.

We will begin reviewing nominations and applications on October 15, 2018 and will continue to consider new applications until the positions are filled.

Please submit a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae, name of three references, and reprints of publications and/or relevant manuscripts using the form below.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer; women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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