Indiana University and the IU School of Education has started a national search for the next CEEP Director. Click HERE to open a PDF version with the announcement and specifications for the position.
Associate/Full Professor of Education and
Director, Center for Evaluation and Education Policy
School of Education, Indiana University
The School of Education (SOE) at Indiana University (IU)–Bloomington is seeking a faculty member to serve as Director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) with an Associate or Full Professor rank in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. The Director will serve as an intellectual leader for policy research within the SOE and engage actively in the academic endeavors of the department. Candidates must have the qualifications necessary for a tenured academic appointment (associate or full rank) in educational leadership or some other policy relevant area of P-20 education.
Associate/Full Professor: Candidates must have an active line of academic inquiry, publication, and teaching. Applicants in educational leadership or school finance are especially invited to apply, but strong candidates in other fields of education are also welcome. The Director will be expected to enhance the intellectual and teaching missions of the program in which s/he is appointed and to maintain a robust record of published research. An active and ongoing history of funded research focused on some aspect of policy research or program evaluation is strongly preferred. Experience in mentoring graduate students is highly desirable.
Director of CEEP: The candidate will provide strategic and visionary leadership for the Center. With more than 40 years of program evaluation and policy research experience, CEEP has the purpose to promote and support rigorous program evaluation and education policy research for educational, human services, and non-profit organizations. The Center has over 50 full-time staff members (including full-time Ph.D. level research scientists, faculty, graduate assistants and professional and support staff) conducting between 60-80 evaluation projects a year, with over $12 million in current research funding. Evaluation activities have occurred on the international, national, regional, and local levels, with projects ongoing or recently concluded in all 50 states. Recent Center projects include large-scale national, regional and statewide evaluations of programs and projects related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), after-school/out-of-school time, school choice/charter schools, school improvement, reading and literacy, principals and teacher professional development, health education, and school finance. Evaluations include diverse and rigorous methodologies, including randomized controlled trial designs (including Institute of Education Sciences’ funded studies) and quasi-experimental, carefully matched comparison group methodology as well as in-depth qualitative case study methodology. In addition, during the past five years CEEP has conducted training and intensive nation-wide evaluation technical assistance for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) and literally thousands of their grantees. CEEP’s website at http://ceep.indiana.edu/ provides additional details about the Center.
The Center director’s qualifications include a record of demonstrated abilities to:
- Contribute to, enhance, and expand CEEP’s intellectual mission through teaching, writing, and research.
- Conceptualize and develop new grant applications, programs, strategies, and initiatives to advance the academic, research, and programmatic agenda of the Center, working in close partnership with CEEP’s Executive Associate Director.
- Facilitate internal organizational relationships and foster linkages with other universities, organizations, funders, and agencies involved in projects aligned with CEEP’s mission.
- Direct the implementation of current and future Center projects, including sponsored research and publication.
- Communicate, consult, and collaborate regularly and effectively with state and national policy makers and their staffs, key stakeholders, and colleagues in programs and centers at the SOE and IU.
- Work with CEEP’s Executive Associate Director to manage Center staff, which includes a) building and developing a diverse and effective team, b) planning and delegating work effectively, c) communicating and monitoring performance expectations, and d) managing budgetary issues.
- Work with the Center's Steering Committee/Advisory Committee to develop agendas or discussion items and to ensure implementation of action items generated by the Committee.
- Represent CEEP to the SOE administration and the greater IU community.
Screening of applications will begin on January 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Salary is nationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Indiana University offers an excellent benefits package. The appointment will begin July 1, 2013. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chair: Dr. Cassandra Guarino, Associate Professor, at email@example.com or 201 N. Rose Avenue, Bloomington IN 47405.
To apply for this position, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for six references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/. References will not be contacted without prior correspondence with the applicant.
IU Bloomington is the flagship campus of Indiana University’s eight campuses. IUB has approximately 40,000 students and 13 academic schools. Located approximately one hour south of Indianapolis, Bloomington offers a vibrant array of artistic and cultural opportunities.
Indiana University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The School of Education has explicitly endorsed efforts to increase the diversity of their ranks, and accordingly, candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The university actively encourages nominations of and applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.
Indiana University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.