Education Policy (Tenure-Line Position, Associate/Full Professor)

Position Information

Position Information

Department College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Education Policy (Tenure-Line Position, Associate/Full Professor)
Working Title Education Policy (Tenure-Line Position, Associate/Full Professor)
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F8210z
Recruit Number Faculty - 7149
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
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Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Education Policy (Tenure-Line Position, Associate/Full Professor)

The George Mason University College of Education and Human Development ( invites applications for a senior faculty member in Education Policy. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Mason, a Carnegie Research I institution, is the largest public university in Virginia with more than 36,000 students. Located in northern Virginia near the capital of the U.S. and federal agencies—including federal funding agencies and a wide-range of associated resources at federal, state, regional and local levels—Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial, and culturally diverse public university.


This is an academic year position for which we seek an experienced leader at the academic rank of associate or full professor. Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating academic programs in Education Policy;
  • Teaching graduate-level courses; and
  • Mentoring graduate students and engaging in research and scholarship including the seeking of external funding.

Faculty are expected to engage in university and professional service activities and to contribute to special initiatives and collaborative programs designed to further the mission of the college in areas related to education policy.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in education, or other fields related to education policy such as political science, public policy, law, or economics; and
  • Significant experience in university teaching/research and/or in professional/public service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of academic program leadership, a portfolio of relevant publications, and success in mentoring graduate students;
  • Demonstrated ability to secure external funding; and
  • Experience in developing and implementing policy initiatives.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8210z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: Review of applications will being on October 6, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
Posting Date 09/08/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
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