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Department head of education and education policy

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Current University of Arkansas System employees including student employees and graduate assistants need to log into Workday on My Apps. Simply enter "Find Jobs" in the Workday search bar to view open positions.All Job Postings will close at 12:01 a.m. CT on the specified Closing Date (if designated). To view the job posting closing date please return to the search for jobs page. If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application process will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through My Draft Applications located on your Candidate Home page.Type of Position:Faculty - Tenure/Tenure TrackWorkstudy Position:NoJob Type:RegularWork Shift:Day Shift (United States of America)Sponsorship Available:YesInstitution Name: University of Arkansas, FayettevilleFounded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nations top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nations strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions, you should review before applying for the opening.If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process, please submit a request via the Disability Accommodations - OEOC - University of Arkansas (uark.edu) : Request an Accommodation. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position of which they have applied.For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at 479.575.5351.Department:College of Education and Health ProfessionsDepartment's Website:https://edre.uark.edu/Summary of Job Duties:The Department Head of Education Reform and 21st Century Endowed Chair in Education Policy reports to the Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions and leads the Department of Education Reform. Specific duties and responsibilities include: 1) providing intellectual and administrative leadership of the faculty, staff, and students in teaching, research, and service; 2) managing and coordinating the departments human and fiscal resources; 3) advancing the departments mission and founding goals; 4) maintaining an active research agenda in the area of education policy with an overarching goal of improving K-12 education/schools; 5) communicating evidence-based best practices with education leaders and policymakers; 6) representing the department to state and federal agencies, private organizations, partners, and collaborators; and 7) serving as a liaison for the department to the college and university. The position is a 9-month faculty position with the availability of salary from the endowed chair to pursue research and provide service to the department over the summer.Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in a field applicable to education policy and/or education reform from an accredited institution of higher education conferred by the start of employment
  • Proven leadership and administrative skills
  • Exemplary record of research, teaching, and service relative to rank
  • Established record as a scholar consistent with an appointment to the rank of tenured full professor at the University of Arkansas
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving the quality of K-12 education and a vision for applying that commitment in Arkansas
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience conducting research in K-12 schools
    • Experience translating research findings to K-12 educators and policymakers to implement and improve evidence-based practices
    • Experience securing and successfully administering external funding
    • Demonstrated ability in developing successful partnerships
    • Strong commitment to high-quality graduate education Additional Information:Salary Information:Commensurate with education and experienceRequired Documents to Apply:Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of five Professional References (name, email, business title)Optional Documents:Proof of Veteran StatusRecruitment Contact Information:Michael Hevel, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean for Research, Strategy, and Outreachhevel@uark.eduAll application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.Special Instructions to Applicants:Cover letter should speak to the qualifications of the position. Completed applications received by 12/01/2022, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. To be considered, applicants will need to submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter/letter of application and a list of five professional references (name, title, email address and contact number).Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender RegistryThe University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and InclusionThe University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.Constant Physical Activity:N/AFrequent Physical Activity:N/AOccasional Physical Activity:N/ABenefits Eligible:Yes

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