Assistant Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership #20180090FAC

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership

Job Posting Number: 20180090FAC

Job Location: San Marcos

College of Education

Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Position Description: Texas State University is seeking an outstanding candidate to join us as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership. The successful candidate will work with the faculty in preparing reflective, equity-driven leaders and scholars for educational improvement in sustainable communities as part of the Education and Community Leadership program. Texas State University holds a Carnegie Classification of Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity and is engaged in a strategic plan to attain eligibility for the State of Texas’ National Research University Fund. Texas State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution of nearly 39,000 students located along the beautiful San Marcos River in San Marcos, Texas. The university also has a campus in Round Rock, TX.

This position involves teaching, professional activities related to K-12 school leadership, and service. Specific responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the Master’s in Educational Leadership and in the Principal and Superintendent Certification Programs, and may involve teaching in the Ph.D. in School Improvement Program. Responsibilities also include facilitating the Superintendent Certification Program (inclusive of curriculum development, student recruitment, student advising, and scheduling) for a term to be determined by performance and the chair’s recommendation. The successful candidate will teach courses on the main campus in San Marcos, the Round Rock Campus, and/or in partnership cohort programs in area school districts. The successful candidate will have an active agenda of professional activities (which may in part include professionally related scholarship) and a record of service or potential for service at the program, department, university, and professional levels.

For additional information about the Educational Leadership program and the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology visit

Required Qualifications

The applicant must hold an earned doctorate in educational administration, educational leadership, school improvement, or a closely related field. The applicant must have served as a K-12 school principal and must demonstrate a record of leadership at the school district level (for example, Executive Director, Assistant or Associate Superintendent, or Superintendent). The applicant must have a minimum of six years of combined leadership experience as a K-12 principal and school district leader. The candidate must also have earned professional certification at the principal and superintendent levels. Additional requirements include a record of relevant professional presentations, workshops, and/or publications and a record of leadership or service in relevant professional organizations (for example, state or national professional organizations, educational non-profits, or service to K-12 schools). Prior university teaching in educational leadership at the graduate level is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications are a record of some refereed scholarship in educational leadership and/or leadership for teaching, learning, and school improvement; experience working with diverse student populations and/or communities; cultural competence; potential for and/or experience with building educational partnerships; an ability to articulate a platform of education and educational leadership; the ability to teach a variety of courses in educational leadership; the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members; experience mentoring students in principal and superintendent preparation; professional experience with curriculum development and graduate program delivery at the university level; and prior service as a member of dissertation committees in educational leadership, school improvement, or a related field.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State University website,, will be accepted and considered. To apply, send (1) a letter of interest that specifically addresses the qualifications and responsibilities noted in this posting, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information of five references, and (4) no more than three reprints of recent scholarly publications.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018

Close Date 03/08/2018

Open Until Filled?

No Review Date 03/08/2018


Legal Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.




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Posted: 2/12/2018
Application Due: 3/8/2018
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