The Assistant Professor of Educational Research is a 12-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position beginning in the academic year 2019-2020. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019. This position entails teaching multiple sections of a 2-course Master’s level research sequence and collaborating with research faculty in the MA and Ed.D. programs to envision a research sequence providing MA students with strong foundations, capstone experiences, and pathways to the doctoral program in educational leadership.


Teaching graduate research courses, directing student research projects, and providing leadership for graduate level research courses and experiences.

Major duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide a vision of how authentic educational research is integrated into graduate programs in a professional School of Education at a liberal arts college.
  • Teach 24 credits of graduate level research methods courses
  • Advise graduate student research projects including interaction with the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff at the undergraduate and doctoral levels to establish curriculum continuity and a productive professional community of education research.
  • Engage in School and College-wide service by attending School of Education meetings, participating in college-wide assembly and faculty association meetings, and serving on committees.
  • Maintain a scholarly research agenda.
  • Other duties as assigned by Dean of the School of Education.


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Earned doctorate, preferably in Education Research and Assessment, or in Curriculum and Instruction, Education Administration, Higher Education Leadership, Student Services, or PK- 12 Teacher Education
  • Successful record of research and scholarship in the field of education
  • Documented experience in teaching research methods courses.
  • Knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs.
  • Knowledge of research requirements for research capstone projects.
  • Knowledge of education research tools and their application to research capstone projects.
  • Experience in program evaluation and assessment
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities and attend to detail.
  • Organizational, interpersonal, and administrative skills.
  • Ability to advise graduate students as they design and carry out action research projects.
  • Knowledge of research ethics and the processes for submitting a proposal to an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

Other Qualifications:

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

Edgewood College actively promotes our core values of truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.  To that end, candidates of color, women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy, current resume or CV, and a list of five references to:

Edgewood College

Human Resources – APER

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer