Open-Rank Prof. - Ed. Leadership & Policy Studies (focus Indigenous Educational Leadership & Policy)

Norman, Oklahoma
Sep 17, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Open-Rank Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (focus Indigenous Educational Leadership & Policy)

Location: Norman, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Position URL:


Position Description

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for the open-rank tenure-track position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. The ELPS department offers M.Ed., Ed.D., and Ph.D. degrees in Education Studies (EDS), Education Administration Curriculum, and Supervision (EACS), and Adult & Higher Education (EDAH), with most courses taught at the graduate level.   The individual we seek will have expertise in Educational Leadership and Policy with a focus on Indigenous education leadership and policy. This position is a continuation of a department- and university-wide set of cluster-hires focused on Indigenous Studies within the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Native American Studies, Fine Arts, and the Archeological Survey. The individual selected to fill the position will become a member of the EACS program area faculty but will also have opportunities to engage scholarly collaborations, teach, and engage service in the other two program areas as relevant to Indigenous Education.


The University of Oklahoma is a comprehensive flagship institution with a student body of 31,000 and is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and professional service.  Information about ELPS and the EACS program is available at, information about the institution can be found at


Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy Studies, Higher Education, Educational Foundations, Native American Studies, or another applicable field. We seek a scholar whose inquiry focuses on one or more of the following in connection with Indigenous leadership and policy studies: Indigenous Research Methodologies, Native Nation Building, Native American/Indigenous Leadership Success, and/or Native American/Indigenous Leadership Development.  The individual selected will be a member of the EACS faculty, and the ability to teach courses and conduct research relevant to P-12 schooling is required.  As one of the most racially diverse departments in the university, we seek an individual who will thrive in working with diverse students and colleagues. The individual should have a commitment to teaching, research, and public service activities at a research-intensive institution; a willingness and ability to work with graduate students, faculty colleagues, local, state, and national Indigenous education practitioners, and Indigenous communities; as well as a demonstrated commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion. 


Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will be someone with a strong background in the social sciences, and the workings of organizations and systems in and across P-20 education, and a strong record of scholarly activity, such as publications and external research funding. In addition, the candidate will have scholarly interests and pursuits across the large array of questions relevant to Indigenous Education. Practitioner experience with community engagement will be considered a plus, as will engagement in national associations or sub-committees in the area of Native and/or Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Education.  We seek a scholar who is deeply engaged in the full range of academic roles, including intersecting research, instruction, advising, outreach and service, as appropriate to rank.  Additional preferred qualifications include, experience advising and supporting graduate students, experience in the development and teaching of graduate-level courses and teaching and/or administrative experience in public school, Tribal Nation schools, Bureau of Indian Education schools, sovereign schools, or other P-12 settings. 


Application Instructions
Application review will begin October 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  The position is expected to begin in Fall 2020. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, and the names and contact information of three references. This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position can send all application materials through ByCommittee, free of charge. Here is the link to the application site:


Derek A. Houston, PhD and Jeffrey Maiden, PhD, Co-Chairs
Educational Leadership Faculty Search Committee
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
University of Oklahoma
820 Van Vleet Oval
227 Collings Hall
Norman, OK   73019

Email: Sidna Logan [email protected] 
Telephone: 405-325-4202    
FAX: 405-325-2403


The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.