Professor of Practice

Job description

The Clemson University College of Education seeks a highly qualified candidate to fill a full-time position at the rank of Professor of Practice in the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development (EOLD). This 12-month appointment will be effective in summer 2021 and has a special focus on leadership for high-needs rural schools. The position involves teaching courses and advising graduate students primarily in the Doctor of Education (EdD) in Education Systems Improvement Science Program as well as the other P-12 educational leadership preparation programs, and providing service to the university as well as scholarly and practitioner communities.

Consistent with Clemson University's land grant mission, the College of Education and EOLD are dedicated to promoting the growth, education, and development of all individuals, and to engaging in high quality, applied research, and professional learning. The College of Education is especially focused on serving high-needs schools as well as members of underrepresented, diverse, and marginalized populations. The successful candidate will join a collaborative and engaged faculty committed to fulfilling this mission through teaching, research, and service in higher education and P-12 settings.


  • Contribute to the academic mission of the College of Education and EOLD by sharing professional experience, primarily through teaching, advising, and service activities.
  • Teach graduate courses in educational leadership, most specifically online/hybrid courses in research methods; educational reform with emphasis on issues related to race, place (rurality), and/or poverty; and improvement science.
  • Advise doctoral students, including through membership on Dissertation in Practice committees.
  • Provide service to the Department, College, and University, as well as to scholarly and practitioner communities.
  • Participate in field-based research and service with higher education and P-12 partners.

About Clemson University:

Clemson University, founded in 1889, is a land-grant institution located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shore of Lake Hartwell. Clemson has approximately 26,000 graduate and undergraduate students and is consistently ranked among the top 25 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Clemson University is a member institution of The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) and part of the EdD Consortium for Innovative Educational Practice. For more information about Clemson University, the College of Education, and the EdD Program, please visit

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in educational leadership or a closely related field
  • Ability to teach graduate courses in P-12 leadership preparation programs
  • Leadership experience in P-12 settings (building and/or district)
  • Experience working with diverse populations and/or communities
  • Willingness to travel for teaching and service activities as well as partner engagement
  • Commitment to diversity in education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience mentoring doctoral students to degree completion
  • Expertise in the use of improvement science, program evaluation, action research, or related methods in P-12 settings
  • Familiarity with asynchronous learning, online/hybrid course development, and other online teaching methods
  • Experience with curriculum alignment and program assessment
  • Certification or licensure to work in P-12 settings
  • Experience working on collaborative teams

Application Instructions

Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita or resume, graduate transcripts (an unofficial copy is acceptable), and the names and contact information of three references via Interfolio. Inquiries about the position should be made to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Noelle A. Paufler, at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by February 26, 2021. The review of applications will continue until this position is filled.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a 12-month position, eligible for renewal and promotion based on the Professor of Practice rank as outlined in the Clemson University Faculty Manual (





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Posted: 1/11/2021
Application Due: 3/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time