Faculty & Staff Employment Opportunities

The UA College of Education stands between the world of research and scholarship and the world of professional practice. We bring strong theoretical foundations and research methods to the study and improvement of education. And we work with our colleagues in professional education settings in preK-12 and higher education to ground our work in the real settings in which our knowledge is used. We take the challenges that confront our nation’s education systems as our challenges.

Through our research, instruction, and outreach, we are engaged in programs to generate new knowledge about education, teach the next generation of educators and leaders, and engage educational and community groups in improvement. We partner with colleagues across campus, in the education and business sectors, and government and nonprofit agencies to leverage resources to make a difference.

Why is the UA College of Education a standout? Here are just a few bragging points to give you an idea:

  • Our Native American doctoral students outnumber the national average by 2 1/2 times!
  • Our rehabilitation counseling program is ranked sixth in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • We award about $465,000 in scholarships each year.
  • Three of our programs also are offered in the Phoenix area: Teachers in Industry, Teach Arizona, and the graduate educational specialist program in school psychology.
  • In the last five years, the College of Education awarded more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including teachers, of course, but also researchers, counselors, school psychologists, special education teachers, principals, and superintendents — just to name a few.
  • Education Policy Center (EPC) is in the development stage and will be the only university-based center in the state dedicated to policy issues of K-12 education.  Its focus will be to disseminate education policy research, connect research to the community and policy makers and be a key resource for policy makers.
  • The Arizona Teaching Fellows Program enables the College of Education and southern Arizona school district partners to recruit students who intend to teach in southern Arizona by providing scholarships to reduce student loan debt. This initiative helps address the teacher shortages in southern Arizona.


We're Hiring!

Join the University of Arizona’s College of Education as the Lester and Robert Smith Endowed Chair (Tenured Associate or Full Professor) in Prevention Science and Education

Envision utilizing this $1 million endowment to forward your research and applied school prevention efforts, broadly defined to include a comprehensive approach to reducing violence or substance abuse and/or promoting health, mental, wellness, school success, college-going, inclusion, or transformative approaches to school discipline where racial justice and our Southwest borderlands context are valued in an HSI institution.

Imagine continuing your thriving interdisciplinary research agenda and community-based outreach with us, supported by a generous endowment, like-minded colleagues, a strong network of school and district leaders, a strong university research infrastructure, and grants management staff within the College of Education to facilitate your work.

Such work can focus on:

  • Avoidance of negative health and social outcomes, such as substance abuse, violence, academic failure, or mental illness.
  • Innovative mental health and wellness efforts involving family/community
  • School counseling that is effective in supporting inclusive gender and racial identity development to enhance belonging and collective community-building
  • Approaches to discipline that disrupt the disproportionate suspensions and expulsions for students of color and the school to prison pipeline.
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles, nutrition, and physical activity to protect against chronic disease
  • Cultivating positive school environments where teachers, staff, and school leaders better advocate for student success and/or college-going

For more information, contact Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Dr. Regina Deil-Amen.

Applications are being accepted until the position is filled.