Grigg Endowed Professorship in Education Policy & Director, Education Policy Program

Johns Hopkins School of Education

The School of Education at Johns Hopkins University ( invites nominations and applications for the position of Grigg Endowed Professor in Education Policy and Director of the Education Policy Program. The School of Education seeks a passionate, inspiring, and enterprising scholar and educator who will be at home in academia, in policy circles, in school communities, and with alumni and who will contribute vision, energy, and consensus-building abilities to the ongoing development of a young graduate school of education at one of the world’s great research universities.

The Grigg Professor will provide intellectual leadership in the education policy space at the K-12 and/or post-secondary level and will contribute to the ongoing development of Hopkins’ distinction in the field through their own work and through collaborations with other established and emerging education-policy programs and initiatives.

The Grigg Professor will join the School of Education and the broader University at an exciting time. The School has several established and well-funded programs focused on the field of education policy including the Institute for Education Policy, the Center for the Social Organization of Schools, and the School’s master’s degree in Education Policy, which prepares education leaders of the 21st century with wide-ranging skills necessary to shape effective, evidence-based education policies.   At the Homewood Campus, the Hopkins Bloomberg Center in DC, and elsewhere, the University is making new investments in the academic and professional space of public policy, creating an opportune moment for the Grigg Professor to add leadership, vision, and energy to this work.

The Grigg Professor will also identify opportunities to collaborate with the University’s new School for Government and Public Policy, announced in early October, which will be based in DC at the Bloomberg Center. The University’s investment in policy and its expanding presence in Washington, DC create exciting opportunities for collaborations in programs, events, faculty recruitment, and fundraising in the education-policy space.

Education Policy Program

In addition to the role as a thought-leader and representative of the School in the University’s expanding policy footprint, the Grigg Professor will lead the ongoing development of the School’s master’s degree in Education Policy, which prepares education leaders of the 21st century with wide-ranging skills necessary to shape effective, evidence-based education policies.

As the primary representative and advocate for the Education Policy program, the Director works with faculty, students, and administration to envision and lead the development of new capacity and growth in the program while maintaining exceptional academic quality. The Director draws on operational support from an Academic Program Coordinator.

The new Director will assess new directions for the Education Policy program, considering growth and innovation while maintaining the program’s high standards. Importantly, the Director will be able to take advantage of the University’s expanded investment in Washington at the new Hopkins Bloomberg Center.


The Grigg Professor will bring vision, a demonstrated record of enterprise and innovation, a track record of engaging school stakeholders, and the ability to move nimbly and seamlessly between academic, policy, public, and community spaces. Candidates must have credentials that merit appointment as an associate or full professor. In addition, qualified candidates will possess:

  • An earned doctoral degree in Education or a related field or professional experience deemed equivalent
  • A record of teaching, research, service, or professional experience commensurate with a faculty appointment at the School of Education, whether research, clinical, or tenure-line
  • Demonstrated record of education and scholarship in the field of education policy, with publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals and, preferably, a sustained record of grant funding
  • A commitment to and record of measurable impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion

The search committee and the dean will consider candidates from outside the academy if their credentials and record of leadership in K-12 or higher-education policy are in line with the University’s appointment standards.

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The School of Education is committed to building a diverse educational environment, and women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

The School of Education has engaged Opus Partners ( to support the recruitment of the Grigg Endowed Professor. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jeffrey Stafford, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Candidates should send their CV, an introductory letter of interest, and a statement describing their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion to or  Nominations, recommendations, and inquiries should go to the same address. Every effort will be made to ensure candidate confidentiality.

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