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Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Negotiable/Academic (9 months)
Closing date
Sep 28, 2022

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The Department of Educational Policy Studies seeks a candidate who will contribute to the department's expertise in international educational policy and practice. Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. or terminal degree in comparative and international education or a related field by the position start date. Experience with evaluation research methods and/or international development education monitoring, evaluation, and learning preferred.


The individual hired for the position is expected to conduct original research and generate scholarly publications sufficient for tenure at a major research university; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in educational policy studies, with a focus on comparative and international education; supervise and serve on the committees of Master's and Doctoral candidates; serve on departmental, School of Education, and university committees; and engage in professional service at the university, local, regional, national and/or international level commensurate with their appointment level. Salary is commensurate with experience.

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PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean.
Earned doctorate (or equivalent), by starting date, in comparative and international education or a related field or discipline. Experience with evaluation research methods and/or international development education monitoring, evaluation, and learning preferred.


-Candidates should have earned or be completing a PhD or terminal degree in comparative and international education or a related field or discipline
-Experience with evaluation research methods and/or international development education monitoring, evaluation, and learning preferred
-Evidence of established research and scholarship
-Demonstrated commitment to furthering socially just education
-Evidence of success in securing external funding to support research preferred
-Evidence of excellence in teaching preferred
-Experience working with diverse students and colleagues preferred

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

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Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023

Additional Information:

The Department of Educational Policy Studies resides in the UW-Madison School of Education, which is regularly ranked as one of the top Schools of Education in the nation. The School is proud of the outstanding breadth of its programs, with departments in Education, Health and the Arts. The School views this broad range of programs as a tremendous strength.

The Department of Educational Policy Studies occupies land in Teejop, the ancestral territory of the Ho-Chunk nation. Information about UW-Madison's commitment to Our Shared Future may be found at:

The UW-Madison School of Education is dedicated to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive learning/working environment for students, faculty, and staff. At the School of Education, we acknowledge that, historically, bias, prejudice, racism, discrimination, and hate have taken many forms, and we commit to take action to create a school that is welcoming to all.

Departmental Information: The Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the highest-ranked public programs in educational policy and practice. We examine educational policies, practices, movements, outcomes, dilemmas, and controversies - as well as the forces shaping them - through the lenses of international and comparative education, anthropology, economics, geography, history, sociology, philosophy, policy analysis, and politics. Our efforts are guided by a commitment to furthering socially just education. We value a collegial interdisciplinary environment for research and teaching.

How to Apply:

Please click "" and follow the instructions. You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following documents: (a) letter of interest with a description of current and future research, as well as relevant teaching experience, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) two samples of scholarly writing, and (d) a list with the names and contact information for three references as a part of the online application. To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by 12 September, 2022. The position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Jacob Leonard
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Assistant Professor(FA040)



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