Lori Shorr, Mayor Nutter's chief education officer, will leave City Hall in January - but not education.
She will join Temple University as an associate professor of urban education.
"I will teach and advise the next generation of education leaders as well as advise the university in its work in the North Philadelphia community and schools," Shorr wrote in an email Monday.
Shorr has been Nutter's education point person during his eight years in office. South Philadelphia High School Principal Otis Hackney will become the new city education chief under Mayor Elect Jim Kenney.
It will be Shorr's second tour at Temple. Earlier in her career, she had been director of schools and community partnerships for the university and oversaw programs in which Temple partnered with the school district. She also had taught there.