Asst/Assoc Professor Tenure Track Educational Leadership Anti-Racist Leadership Practices & Policies

Sacramento, California
Dec 21, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Full-time, 12-month faculty assignment at the Assistant or Associate professor (Tenure Track Faculty) rank. The successful candidate will receive an appointment in the College of Education’s Graduate and Professional Studies/Educational Leadership Program. The anticipated starting date is August 1, 2021. Program website:

Doctorate in Educational Leadership

California State University, Sacramento



At this profound moment of societal change, the need for Anti-Racist Leadership is critical to our understandings about equity and opportunity in K-12 and higher education. Given the need for Anti-Racist policies and practices, the Doctorate in Educational Leadership seeks a new faculty colleague at the Assistant or Associate level (in the tenure stream). We seek applicants who conduct policy-relevant research that addresses questions related to racial justice in education. We welcome applicants who draw on various methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives to engage in research that: (1) explores the transformational capacities of education for the least-advantaged populations; (2) investigates the ways in which educational policies, programs, or power structures may disrupt, reify, or exacerbate inequities for learners across the life cycle; and/or (3) evaluates the efficacy, feasibility, and resource uses and allocations associated with policy solutions that influence educational quality and disrupt persistent inequalities in educational opportunities, experiences, and outcomes. We invite scholars who investigate the intersections between policy and systemic power relationships drawing on knowledge traditions such as, but not limited to, critical race theory, critical policy studies, decoloniality/Indigenous studies, restorative justice, economic injustice, political science, abolition, and ethnic studies. We seek a colleague committed to community-engaged scholarship in their teaching and advising practices and who centers educational praxis in their service at the University, community, and national levels.

Context: The candidate would join Sacramento State University at a time of great excitement and action, particularly related to our campus-wide commitments to equity and justice. The hire will have an academic home in the Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) program. The Ed.D. path is an innovative joint program between the College of Education and the Department of Public Policy and Administration in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. The Ed.D. program’s mission is to develop equity leaders who transform educational systems. Our curriculum and instruction purposely join together knowledge, skills, theory, and practice. Four key curricular themes provide the focus for all coursework: (1) Transformational Leadership, (2) Critical Policy Analysis and Action, (3) Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies, and (4) Educational Equity and Informed Decision-Making. This innovative weekend and evening program allow doctoral students to complete their degree in nine semesters over three years. See more program details at

Position Responsibilities:

• Teach graduate-level courses in educational leadership/policy;

• Participate in scholarship relevant to educational leadership/policy and assigned responsibilities;

• Chair dissertations and serve on graduate student dissertation committees;

• Develop community-university-school partnerships with local leaders and policy makers;

• Present research and scholarship at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Position Requirements:

• Doctorate in Public Administration, Public Policy; Education Administration; Education Policy, Educational Leadership; Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Ethnic Studies; or relevant disciplinary emphasis related to educational praxis.

o ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by June 2021

• A proven record of, or potential for, publication and scholarly work in the relevant field such as anti-racist educational leadership, policy, equity, and social justice.

• Ability to teach and work with diverse students, along with work in multicultural settings.

• Ability to develop effective partnerships with community stakeholders and colleagues across various disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prior teaching and leadership/policy experience in some aspect of the TK-20 educational setting.

• Historical and socio-political understanding of racism, ideologies of white supremacy, decolonization, and abolition within education.

• Robust record of qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed research methods and policy analysis.

• Demonstrated ability to successfully advise graduate students, supervise dissertations, and contribute to overall program development.

• Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Submission Requirements:

1. CV

2. Cover letter addressing essential qualifications, scholarship agenda, and teaching philosophy

3. Unofficial transcript of doctoral work (official transcripts required before hiring)

4. A recent writing sample, published or unpublished

5. Diversity Statement: A brief statement describing how your work would contribute to Sacramento State’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Letters of recommendation may be requested from candidates invited for interviews.

Application Review:

• The application deadline is: Open until filled

• Review of applications will begin February, 16, 2021and will continue until the position is filled.