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Associate or Full Professor with Tenure in Educational Policy

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the associate or full professor rank in education policy. We seek applicants whose research employs quantitative methods—including econometrics and experimental/quasi-experimental and/or large scale longitudinal research designs—to address questions of fundamental importance to education policy at the local, state, and federal levels.  

Candidates should have a strong record of accomplishment in securing external funding and a history of working collaboratively with colleagues and students. Candidates should have an exemplary record of teaching, research, and service that includes mentoring and training future researchers within his/her research projects.

The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department embraces a range of disciplinary traditions and encourages multiple methodological approaches in the study of education policy and practice.  

The department operates highly regarded masters, Ed.D., and Ph.D. programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. These programs are ranked among the highest in the nation.


Review of formal applications will begin immediately. All applications received by November 1, 2017 will receive formal consideration. We will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications, a full curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three people who may serve as references. Please apply at the link below.

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Matthew Springer,

LPO is building a diverse faculty committed to a multicultural environment. Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, without regard to race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For more information on Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, visit the department website at