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Assistant Professor of Education, Policy/Quantitative Research

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0171061
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: School of Education
College: School of Education
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Education, Policy/Quantitative Research
Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Faculty Announcement:

The School of Education at Loyola Marymount University is conducting a cluster hire seeking two Tenure-Track Faculty with in-depth knowledge of educational policy and quantitative research methodology. The candidate will serve as an Assistant Professor in either the Department of Specialized Programs in Urban Education or the Department of Educational Leadership beginning Fall 2018. The Assistant Professor should be able to guide students in conducting independent quantitative research. Candidates should have an established record of research and publication as well as a history of successful acquisition of external funding. The candidate will be able to prepare teachers and leaders to effectively work in education settings that include cultural diversity, students with disabilities, English learners, or gifted and talented. The Faculty will also teach courses and support all facets of learning environment consistent with the University and School mission. The Faculty will encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, ethics, respect, life-long learning, and personal and professional development.

The LMU School of Education is ranked 62nd nationally among graduate schools of education, and is the third-highest ranked Jesuit institution nationally according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings. As an organization that values diversity, the School of Education is seeking a candidate who understands diversity, and the experiences of people of color and low socio-economic status.

Key Job Elements:
• Teach courses in the Urban Education Intern Credential and Master of Arts programs or Leadership Credential and Master of Arts Program. Courses can focus on Education Foundations, Educational Administration and Policy, and Research Methodology
• Prepare candidates in alternative certification program to teach students with exceptional needs, or prepare candidates seeking leadership certification or a Master of Arts program, both with an emphasis on inclusion and intersectionality
• Demonstrate strong skills for implementing research based, evidenced based, or data driven educational programing decisions, and the ability to foster collaboration among colleagues, partners, and stakeholders
• Work closely with the Department Chair and other faculty and staff to support programs in the Department and collaborate with partners including Teach for America (Los Angeles and Northern California), and various Charter Management Organizations
• Participate in retention and recruitment activities, work closely with field instructors and other part-time faculty
• Assist in program development, design, evaluation, and accreditation
• Represent LMU at various constituent meetings and participate in required program, department, and school activities

Qualifications: Qualifications include an earned doctorate in Education Policy, Quantitative Methods, Research Methods, or a related field. Applicants should have at least three years of teaching experience, including evidence of successful teaching at the graduate level, guiding students in individual research. Successful acquisition of external funding, and successful teaching or leadership experience in an urban school that is socio-economically and culturally diverse is preferred. Preferred candidates should evidence the ability to teach and support all candidates at the graduate level, including familiarity with a variety of teaching modalities and online instruction. Applicants should have a professional interest that aligns with the University and School of Education mission of offering multicultural and social justice education.

Contract Terms: The Tenure-Track Assistant Professor is expected to begin in Fall 2018.

Loyola Marymount University, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 6064 undergraduates and over 2189 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, and 1142 law school students. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. The School of Education’s accredited MA, credential, and certificate programs prepare aspiring educators to enter the field, and provide current educators with the skills they need to go forward in their careers. LMU is an equal opportunity institution that actively works to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Visit
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Please submit:
• Cover Letter
• Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Three References (contact information only)

All applicants can apply online at the LMU Human Resources website:

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Posting Date: 08/25/2017
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. List of References
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents