Job Information

University of Utah Associate Professor (Clinical), Higher Education EdD Program Director in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Associate Professor (Clinical)

Department 00162 - Educational Leadership&Policy

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2024


Faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah seek to hire a full-time, career-line (clinical, non-tenure track) 11-month faculty appointment to lead the EdD in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation. The Department is launching a renewed EdD in higher education leadership and recruiting students for the AY 2024-2025. The EdD aims to develop the next generation of change leaders committed to equity and innovation in higher education. Centered on the core values of equity-mindedness and just problem-solving, the program prepares leaders to hold the highest-level positions throughout higher education, the nonprofit sector, and related complex educational organizations. Offered in a cohort model, the program is designed for experienced administrators looking to enhance their careers as scholar-practitioners and institutional leaders. For more information, visit:

Position Description & Responsibilities

This career-line faculty member will coordinate the administration of and teach in the Ed.D program. We are seeking a colleague with substantial experience in higher education administration, including student affairs and/or academic affairs, and with online course development, and teaching, and management. We also seek a colleague with a demonstrated commitment to equity in higher education.

The principal responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate and continue to develop the Ed.D program in higher education leadership, including the migration to UOnline in year two;
  • Recognize the value of candidates from all backgrounds in the applicant pool.;
  • Advise and mentor Ed.D students;
  • Teach doctoral and master’s-level classes;
  • Serve on doctoral committees (Ed.D., Ph.D.);
  • Participate in departmental faculty meetings and on department, college, and university committees;
  • Coordinate higher education faculty meetings;
  • In collaboration with higher education faculty, coordinate higher education program events for masters and doctoral students;
  • Maintain and build relationships with colleges and universities in the region, state, and nationally.;
  • Participate actively in practitioner professional associations. ·

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Education Policy, or related field;
  • Substantial experience in higher education administration, with evidence of success and increasing responsibility in a broad range of higher education administrative positions;
  • Experience teaching and/or advising in a graduate program;
  • Evidence of conducting, engaging with, and/or utilizing field-based, applied research;
  • A record of involvement and visibility in national professional associations;
  • Familiarity and experience with regional and national recruitment outlets proven to yield diverse applicant pools.

  • This is an 11-month, career-line (clinical, non-tenured) position. Salary will be based on the initial rank offered at the time of appointment. Under University policy, career-line appointments are made for a fixed term with no limit on renewals, with a three-year appointment typical at the Associate Professor (Clinical) rank. The Department expects this to be an ongoing, renewable appointment subject to satisfactory annual reviews, the continued viability of the higher education programs, and availability of funding.

All applications must be submitted online through the University of Utah Human Resource Department portal.

Applicants are required to upload:

  • A letter of application that includes a statement describing areas of professional and teaching expertise and how, specifically, you will provide leadership for the renewed Ed.D program;
  • Comprehensive vita/resume;
  • Two samples of presentations, policy, technical reports, and/or publications;
  • Names and addresses (phone numbers and email addresses) for at least three professional references.

Screening of candidates will begin on February 23, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date for the position is July 1, 2024

Please address inquiries to: Dr. Jason Tayor, or Dr. Erin Castro, . Additional Information Available: Department of Educational Leadership & Policy College of Education University of Utah

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 01/22/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01171CF

Type Faculty