Assistant Professor - 20303BR

Assistant Professor

Ed Leadership & Policy Studies
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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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 position in K-12 educational administration. Responsibilities include teaching and conducting research in one or more of the following areas: educational business and finance, human resource management, or related studies within the field of educational administration. Candidate's research and professional practice should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position is a full-time, academic year (9-month), tenure track appointment with a start date of August 18, 2022.

KU seeks applicants that meet the University’s mission in demonstrating a commitment to excellence, 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.

Founded in 1865, KU is a designated Carnegie comprehensive doctoral research university and one of only 34 public members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The university enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers students and faculty opportunities to collaborate in its graduate programs which include education, public health, medicine, law, and a number of allied social science disciplines.

The University of Kansas is in Lawrence, a city with a population exceeding 95,000. The community is known for its support if the University, education, arts, and research and regularly appears in various “best town” listings. Lawrence is centrally located between the State of Kansas Capitol in Topeka and the major metropolitan community of Kansas City.

The successful candidate will teach courses on the main campus in Lawrence, Kansas and the KU Edwards campus in Overland Park (metro Kansas City). This position must be able to be physically present on KU’s Lawrence campus with scheduled office hours, on-campus instruction, committee meetings, etc. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.

Job Description

40% Research:
  1. Maintain an active research program
  2. Publish research findings in appropriate scholarly outlets
  3. Secure external funding as appropriate
  4. Present papers at professional conferences
40% Teaching:
  1. Participate actively in graduate instruction in educational administration. Courses assigned may be in-person, online or hybrid.
  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 the regular academic activities of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  2. Provide general service to the department, school, university, and discipline
  3. Provide scholarly service at the institutional, district, state, regional and/or national level as appropriate

Required Qualifications

  1. Doctorate earned by August 17, 2022 in educational administration or a related field
  2. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and teaching
  3. Expertise/emphasis in educational business and finance, human resource management, and/or a related field within educational administration
  4. Evidence of, or the potential for, the ability to make productive contributions in the field through grant activities, publications and presentations.
  5. Evidence of the ability or potential to teach courses at the graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience as a K-12 administrator and/or experience working with K-12 districts in the United States

Additional Candidate Instructions

Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application package will include: (1) a cover letter with sections describing your professional experience, why this position is of interest to you, and your teaching philosophy related to working with graduate students/emerging school leaders (2) a CV that lists your record of accomplishments and productivity; and (3) a list of three professional references. These documents should be submitted through KU’s online application website.

Application review begins October 25, 2021, 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

Advertised Salary Range

Commensurate with demonstrated experience

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