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CEHD is looking to hire 2 faculty positions for Fall 2016:

    • SOE – Education Policy and Leadership
    • HDFS – Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor (specialization in Program Evaluation and issues related to people with disabilities)

These positions will remain open until filled.

Click here to learn more about the University of Delaware or visit UDJobs.

Education Policy and Leadership

UD’s School of Education is seeking an outstanding scholar in Education Policy and Leadership who shares the School’s commitment to solving critical educational and social problems through the development of knowledge, excellence in teaching, and service to the citizens of Delaware, the nation, and the world. The position is an open rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin September 1, 2016.

We are seeking an individual who is or will be a leader of our field to join a team of faculty committed to developing educators who are prepared to tackle the challenges of leading our schools in the 21st-century. The successful candidate will bring experience as a school, district, or state education leader as well as an innovative and rigorous research program focused on understanding and improving leadership and policy in our schools. Junior candidates should demonstrate a research agenda with strong potential for external funding. More senior candidates should have an established research program with a strong record of publication and securing external funding.

The School of Education’s dynamic faculty of 40 tenure track members pursue a rich array of research agendas funded by the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, state agencies, and private foundations. The School serves over 900 students in a diverse set of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include sustaining an active research program that contributes to national dialogue on key policy and leadership issues facing schools and teaching and advising candidates in the Ed.D.in Education Leadership doctoral program. The candidate will also have the opportunity to teach and advise in our highly ranked academic programs, including the Ph.D. in Education and Ph.D. in Economic Education as well as our professional Master’s and undergraduate programs.

Requirements: A doctorate in education policy, leadership and administration, or a related field such as economics of education or public policy, is required. Preference will be given to candidates with education leadership experience and who bring an innovative research program with a quantitative focus and a strong record of or potential for securing external funding.


Applications should include a letter that addresses the position description, including the candidate’s research, teaching experience, and education policy or leadership background; a C.V.; copies of two relevant research papers, and three letters of reference addressing qualifications relevant for the position. Application materials will be shared with School of Education faculty.

  • Submit curriculum vitae and letter of interest online at www.udel.edu/udjobs. (Instructions for uploading materials can be found under the “Resources for Applicants” tab.)
  • Letters of reference and research samples should be sent electronically to Jessica Henderson, jch@udel.edu.
  • Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Farley-Ripple, Search Committee Chair, enfr@udel.edu.

Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor – HDFS

A Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor, Fiscal Year Faculty position, is available within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), with joint appointment in the Delaware Education Research & Development Center (DERDC) in the College of Education and Human Development.

A faculty member is desired with specialization in the evaluation of human services for children, youth, and their families, disabilities, school-based preventive interventions, and/or nonprofit programming. Externally funded multidisciplinary program evaluation research will be carried out in collaboration with the DERDC. The faculty member will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to program development and evaluation, disabilities, and applied research methods in community settings. Successful grant writing, both state and federal, is expected. Position begins 7/l/16.

HDFS is an interdisciplinary department that focuses on the study of critical social issues affecting individuals, families, and communities, along with disabilities, teacher education and professional development in early childhood. The Delaware Education Research and Development Center conducts educational and human services program evaluation/research and policy analysis on topics of national importance. The College of Education and Human Development is dedicated to finding answers to the problems that confront our communities and schools, and to develop solutions to the challenges faced by children, youth and families around the world. The College includes HDFS, the School of Education, the Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, DERDC, the Center for Disabilities Studies and several other research centers.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in program evaluation, social work, community psychology, human development, family studies, prevention science, education, or a related field with extensive training in quantitative methods is required. Applicants must have significant experience with designing and carrying out evaluation studies of programs and policies, demonstrated success in attracting external funding for evaluations, and worked as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Candidates with an interest and/or experience in program evaluation research focusing on human services for children, youth, and their families, disabilities, school based preventive interventions, and/or nonprofit programming/evaluations are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching experience at the university level is desirable.

For further information contact Bahira Trask Ph.D., Chairperson, HDFS; or Joan Buttram, PhD., Director, DERDC

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About UD 

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, Carnegie Research University, with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately-governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

A leader in research and teaching, the University of Delaware combines a rich historic legacy with a commitment to undergraduate education and the creation of knowledge. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as an institution with very high research activity–a designation afforded to less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD salaries and benefits are highly competitive.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability, and veterans. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. Visit UDJobs for employment opportunities. The University’s of  Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

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