Job Information

University of Utah H.Ed. Career-Line Position in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Department 00162 - Educational Leadership&Policy

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2022






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 in the higher education program. The ELP higher education program is committed to developing the critical thinking skills necessary to identify and transform inequitable systems of power through education, leadership, and policy. Our program is centered on core values of social justice that anchor our teaching and curriculum design and supports the development of scholar-practitioners. For more on our departmental description and commitment to equity and social justice see our web site at

Position Description & Responsibilities

This career-line faculty member is the lead administrative coordinator for the higher education M.Ed. and Ed.D. programs. We are looking for a colleague with substantial experience in higher education administration, including student affairs and academic affairs. The M.Ed. program in higher education and student affairs is a professional degree and attracts strong applicants from the region and nationally. The Ed.D. program primarily serves full-time professionals in the region. We seek an individual who will continue the growth trajectory of the M.Ed. and Ed.D. programs, with a focus on equity, inclusion, and access.

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

  • Administering and developing/advancing the M.Ed. and Ed.D. programs in student affairs Administration;
  • Recruiting a diverse pool of students for both the M.Ed. and Ed.D. program;
  • Coordinating M.Ed. graduate assistantships and internships and Ed.D. internships;
  • Advising ELP higher education students (M.Ed., Ed.D.);
  • Teaching classes in the higher education programs;
  • Serving on doctoral committees (Ed.D., Ph.D.);
  • Participating in departmental faculty meetings and on department, college, and university committees;
  • Coordinating higher education faculty meetings and higher education program events;
  • Maintaining and building relationships with members of the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Utah as well as other student affairs colleagues at other institutions in the SLC area;
  • Maintaining and building relationships with colleges and universities in the region, state and nationally and;
  • Participating actively in professional associations.


Preference will be given to candidates who have: 1) experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and 2) a demonstrated commitment to improving access to and success in higher education for underrepresented students. The successful applicant is expected to be very active in higher education professional organizations at both the regional and national level.

Required Qualifications:

  • A doctorate in Higher Education, Educational Leadership, or related field;
  • Substantial experience in higher education administration, with an 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; and
  • 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 initial rank offered at time of appointment. Under University policy, career-line appointments are made for a fixed term of up to five years with no limit on renewals of such fixed terms. It is the intent of the Department to treat this position as a permanent appointment subject to satisfactory annual reviews as well as the continued viability of the higher education programs, and availability of funding.

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

You are required to upload:

  • a letter of application which includes a statement describing areas of professional and teaching interest;
  • evidence of a record of teaching (teaching evaluations);
  • comprehensive vita/resume;
  • three samples of presentations, policy, technical reports, and/or publications;
  • a commitment statement explaining how you will further the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive educational environment, and
  • names and addresses (phone numbers and email addresses) for at least three references.

Screening of candidates will begin March 4, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Start date for the position is July 1, 2022.

Please address inquiries to:

Dr. Chris Linder Search Committee Chair, (

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

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 02/15/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00826CF

Type Faculty