Assistant Professor - 10748BR

Assistant Professor

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

Position Overview

The School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies seeks to hire a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor level for its PreK-12 administrative preparation programs. The primary area of specialization for this position is education law, policy, governance, and reform with a strong emphasis on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Interest in the following areas are also desirable: program evaluation and research methods. Prior work experience in or with preK-12 school settings or related organizations is preferred.

This is a tenure-track, 9-month appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant community of more than 90,000 that is just 40 miles west of Greater Kansas City and 20 miles from the state capital. KU, a member of the Association of American Universities, consistently earns excellent ratings for its academic programs from U.S. News and World Report. It has also committed itself to expanding its innovative research and commercialization programs. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/

Responsibilities include: (1) producing high quality, nationally and internationally recognized scholarship related to educational leadership and policy, particularly in areas of PreK-12 programs, policy, governance, law and reform; (2) advising doctoral and master’s students; (3) seeking and securing external support for research; (4) participating in service to the program and department, including curriculum and program development; (5) teaching face-to-face and online courses on preK-12 education law and one or more of the following: policy, governance, reform, and/or related areas depending on expertise; (6) making and maintaining strong linkages to the profession and the broader field by engaging in service and outreach activities.

Qualifications include: (1) earned doctorate (by the time of hiring) in educational policy, educational leadership, or a related field; (2) evidence of or potential for a robust program of scholarly research demonstrating leadership in the field; (3) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising, including a willingness to teach online courses; (4) strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in education, as evidenced in application materials and/or interview; (5) evidence of or potential for significant involvement in PreK-12 schools; (6) strong interest and/or effectiveness in collaborating with and mentoring graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts; and, (7) commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds;

Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly manuscripts (these can be publications as well as papers currently under review or papers prepared to be submitted for review), and at least three names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references. APPLY online at: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10748BR.

Applications received by 02/09/2018 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions/clarification, please contact: Dr. Argun Saatcioglu, Educational Leadership Faculty Search Chair, at argun@ku.edu.

Job Description

Assistant Professor in Educational Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas.

40% Teaching and Advising:

Teach graduate level courses related to PreK-12 educational administration, consistent with program and departmental instructional needs. A teaching load of two classes per semester is normally expected. Responsibilities in the area of teaching and advising are outlined below.
  • Teach master’s and doctoral level (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) courses on education law, policy, governance, reform, and/or related areas depending on expertise
  • Teach both face-to-face and online courses and hybrid course.
  • Serve as an advisor to graduate degree-seeking students in the department, particularly in the area of Educational Administration.
  • Serve on doctoral comprehensive examination committees.
40% Research:
  • Develop and maintain a strong record of basic and applied scholarship in the area of education law, policy, governance, reform, and/or related areas.
  • Produce research suitable for publication in refereed journals or other scholarly outlets in the field and present the research at relevant scholarly conferences (e.g., UCEA, AREA, ELA, etc.)
  • Seek external funding for research projects, as relevant.
20% Service:
  • Participate in department, school, university, and community outreach activities as relevant.
  • Participate in professional associations such as UCEA, AREA, and ELA.
  • Collaborate with area PK-12 school districts.
  • Collaborate with program faculty on program coordination activities.

Required Qualifications

  1. A doctorate degree in educational policy, education leadership or a related field from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment, 8/18/2018
  2. Evidence of or potential for a robust program of scholarly research demonstrating leadership in the field
  3. Commitment to excellence in teaching and advising, including a willingness to teach online courses as evidenced in application materials and/or interview
  4. Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in education, as evidenced in application materials and/or interview
  5. Evidence of or potential for significant involvement in PreK-12 schools
  6. Strong interest and/or effectiveness in collaborating with and mentoring graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts as evidenced in application materials and/or interview
  7. Commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds as evidenced in application materials and/or interview

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes an online application, a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly manuscripts (these can be publications as well as papers currently under review or papers prepared to be submitted for review), and at least three names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references.

Review of applications begins 2/9/2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Argun Saatcioglu, argun@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins

09-Feb-2018

Anticipated Start Date

18-Aug-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
10748BR
Department:
Ed Leadership & Policy Studies
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
F-Faculty
Application Review Begins:
09-Feb-2018
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