Assistant or Associate Professor - Educational Leadership - 23616BR

Assistant or Associate Professor - Educational Leadership

Department: 
Ed Leadership & Policy Studies
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
F-Faculty

Position Overview

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences is searching for a tenure track, assistant professor, or associate professor in K-12 educational administration. Responsibilities include teaching and conducting research in the following areas: organization theory, organizational improvement, implementation science, or related studies within the field of educational administration. We are particularly interested in someone who can teach an introductory course in quantitative methods for EdD students. A key responsibility of the position will be advising EdD students who are preparing to become school district leaders. Candidates’ research and professional practice should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. This position is a full-time, academic year (9-month), tenure track or tenured appointment with a start date of August 18, 2023.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.

KU seeks applicants who meet the University’s mission in demonstrating a commitment to excellence and contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

About the University

Founded in 1865, the University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university, an R-1 institution and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). KU consistently earns high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university (engaging in $275 million of externally funded research annually). KU has 21 programs ranked in the U.S. News & World Report top 25 among public universities, including #1 rankings for graduate programs in public administration and special education. The University values global engagement with more than 150 programs of international study and cooperative research and offers more than 130 study abroad programs. Combined student enrollment for the Lawrence-Edwards and Medical Center (in Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina) campuses is 28,500 (19,000 undergraduate), with students drawn from 110 nations and all 50 states, 20.6% of KU students are members of minority groups was 23,958 representing all 50 states and 112 countries.

About Lawrence

The 1,000-acre main campus is in Lawrence, a community of 95,000 in hilly northeast Kansas that lies about 35 miles west of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capitol. Lawrence has a lively downtown and a thriving arts and music scene, and its local government has enacted ordinances supporting equality for all members of its population. Lawrence also offers numerous sports and recreational opportunities, local shops, and a wide range of good restaurants.

About the School of Education and Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers master’s degrees in higher education, educational administration (fully online), and education and social policy; EdD degrees in higher education and educational administration; and a PhD in educational leadership and policy studies. The department also offers a required course in the teacher preparation program. Doctoral courses are offered in in-person and hybrid formats on the Lawrence and Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS. The School’s graduate programs are ranked #7 among public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Job Description

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are an important part of our culture and the university’s strategic plan. DEIB is likewise central to the teaching, research, and service commitments of ELPS faculty. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Job Duties:

40% Research
  1. Maintain an active research program
  2. Publish research findings in relevant, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets such as book chapters
  3. Seek external funding for research projects and practical field initiatives as appropriate
  4. Present scholarly papers at national and international professional conferences
40% Teaching
  1. Teach graduate students in educational administration. Courses assigned may be in-person, online, or hybrid with a 2/2 teaching load.
  2. Advise graduate students at the M.S.Ed., Ed.D, and Ph.D. levels, including directing doctoral dissertations
  3. Hold regular office hours
20% Service
  1. Participate in committees for the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and the School of Education and Human Sciences
  2. Provide general service to the department, school, university, and discipline
  3. Provide scholarly service at the institutional, state, regional, and/or national level as appropriate

Required Qualifications

For appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor:
  1. Doctorate in educational administration or a related field
  2. At least two years of experience as an assistant professor
  3. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: organization theory, organizational improvement, implementation science, and/or a related field within educational administration
  4. Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and teaching
  5. Evidence of productive contributions in the field through publications, grant activities, and/or presentations commensurate with an advanced assistant professor
  6. Experience teaching students at the graduate level


For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor:
  1. Doctorate in educational administration or a related field
  2. Currently a tenured associate professor or at least five years of experience as an assistant professor with a tenurable record
  3. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: organization theory, organizational improvement, implementation science, and/or a related field within educational administration
  4. Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and teaching
  5. Evidence of productive contributions in the field through publications, grant activities, and/or presentations commensurate with the rank of associate professor
  6. Experience teaching students at the graduate level

Position Requirements:
The successful candidate may teach courses on the main campus in Lawrence, KS, online, and the KU Edwards campus in Overland Park, KS (metro Kansas City). This successful candidate must be able to be physically present on KU’s Lawrence campus with scheduled office hours, on-campus instruction, committee meetings, etc.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter with sections describing your professional experience related to the above-mentioned required qualifications, your expected faculty rank (assistant or associate professor), why this position is of interest to you, and your teaching philosophy related to working with graduate students/emerging school leaders.

If applicable, please indicate if you have experience as a PK-12 administrator or working in PK-12 districts and/or if you have an interest in teaching an introductory quantitative methods course. Also include (2) a CV that lists your record of accomplishments and productivity; and (3) a list of three professional references who will only be called if the candidate becomes a finalist.

Application review begins November 28, 2022 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity and inclusion is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question within the university’s application portal at the time of applying. The response must be within 2,000 characters or less.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Contact Information to Applicants

Bryan Mann
Search Committee Chair
bryanmann@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with demonstrated experience

Application Review Begins

28-Nov-2022

Anticipated Start Date

18-Aug-2023

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
23616BR
Department:
Ed Leadership & Policy Studies
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
28-Nov-2022