Assistant Professor

Employer
The University of Kansas
Location
Lawrence, KS

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Position OverviewThe 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 Description40% 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/or 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 InstructionsOnly 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 ApplicantsBryan Mann
Search Committee Chair
[email protected]
Advertised Salary RangeCommensurate with demonstrated experience Application Review Begins25-Oct-2021 Anticipated Start Date18-Aug-2022

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Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.

Instruction 

KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.

Research 

The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.

Service 

The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.

Values 

The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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