Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership (Tenure Track)

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Education, Educational Administration & Leadership, Teacher Education
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Requisition Number::

0813227

Number of Open Positions::

1

Position Title::

Assistant Professor

Other Title Information::

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership (Tenure Track)

Organization::

212501 - "EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, POLICY & TECH STUDIES"

Position Summary::

Responsibilities Responsibilities include pursuing a rigorous and innovative line of research and advising masters and doctoral students. In addition, the candidate will: pursue external funding; serve on dissertation committees; chair or co-chair dissertations toward the end of the tenure probation period; provide service to the program, department, college, university, and profession; and teach and potentially develop courses in the program’s masters and doctoral programs, including on-campus face-to-face, hybrid and online formats.

Ad Text::

The University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy & Technology Studies
Program in Educational Leadership

Position: Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership (Tenure Track).
The Educational Leadership Program housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Technology Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership with a research and teaching expertise in one or more of the following sub-fields: Education Finance/Economics, Human Resource Management, School Improvement Science or Education Law. The successful candidate will join a learning community populated by faculty dedicated to research, teaching and service. The College and Department are motivated by the ongoing commitment of increasing the national visibility and quality of its programs. The University, College and Department are likewise committed to creating a welcoming culture and to ongoing practices of equity and inclusivity in which diverse and historically marginalized perspectives are recognized and valued. The ideal candidate holds a doctorate degree and possesses the knowledge, methodological skills and professional experiences needed to pursue a robust, focused research agenda that informs program teaching assignments. This individual will be active and visible at the national level, publishing research in top journals in the field, presenting annually at national/international academic conferences, and supporting both through grant acquisition aligned with these interests. In addition, the candidate will provide evidence of a solid academic foundation for engaging in the aforementioned activities associated with a tenure-track position at a R1 (Carnegie Classification) and/or AAU institution.

Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies The Educational Leadership (EL) program at the University of Alabama offers multiple graduate degrees. The intent of Ph.D. degree is to prepare researchers, faculty, educational leaders and policy makers in the K-12 education sector. A newly revised, cohort-based Ed.D. program is designed to develop and hone decision skills of aspiring educational leaders who are committed to building the instructional capacity of the schools and districts in which they serve. Coupled with these are the MA and Ed.S degrees that lead to leadership certification in the state of Alabama. Nested within a Department that houses higher education, instructional technology and policy programs, the Educational Leadership faculty are made up of a healthy mix of tenure-track and clinical faculty. Aspiring applicants will join a team of scholar-teachers who have established publication records, served in various leadership positions, and who are committed to professorial roles of research, teaching and service. Producing informed, just, and highly competent professionals is a goal shared by all EL faculty. The EL program and College of Education at the University of Alabama is an early and long-standing full member of the University Council for Educational Administration University and College of Education
As the designated Capstone public, higher education institution of the state, the University of Alabama has experienced a remarkable period of growth over the last two decades. Enrollments have doubled since then, reaching a historical high for the 2021-22 academic year of 38,320 students. The University is a leader among public universities nationwide in its enrollment of 940 National Merit Scholars. The University of Alabama has been classified among the nation’s schools as a top doctoral research university (a designated R1 Carnegie Foundation Classification). It is also a designated by Carnegie as a Community Engaged Institution. As part of the strategic plan to increase the quality and number of graduate students to develop the next generation of scholars and to support the University’s research, scholarship and creative activity, graduate enrollments have increased 26% over the past five years. There are currently over 6,500 graduate students enrolled at the University. In 2021 the University made Forbes’ list of the Best Employers for New Graduates in 2021. The goal the College of Education (COE) is to be a leader in Alabama and across the nation in teaching, scholarship, advocacy, and service by developing professionals with pedagogic and disciplinary expertise who advance the intellectual and social conditions of all learners in a globalized society. To that end, the COE welcomes candidates whose experience in research, teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to UNITE with the larger community to collaboratively nurture cultural competence, empathy, and a vision of equity and justice for all learners; ACT to develop the full potential of all learners to be excellent professionals in their fields; and LEAD through continuous research-based critical inquiry of policy and reflective practice to enable transformative change in our diverse local and global communities. The COE consists of six Departments and is impactful in the lives of the individuals and entities we serve spanning populations, ages, settings, and contexts. Our faculty’s research, teaching, and service is widely recognized through their securement of external funding, national awards, professional organization leadership, established centers and offices, and outreach to the local, state, and national communities. Faculty in the college are free to pursue their passions, partner with the local communities, and excel in their many pursuits of academia. Please visit our COE website (https://education.ua.edu) for more details of our impactful community and faculty supports. Responsibilities Responsibilities include pursuing a rigorous and innovative line of research and advising masters and doctoral students. In addition, the candidate will: pursue external funding; serve on dissertation committees; chair or co-chair dissertations toward the end of the tenure probation period; provide service to the program, department, college, university, and profession; and teach and potentially develop courses in the program’s masters and doctoral programs, including on-campus face-to-face, hybrid and online formats.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (by date of hire) in one of more of the four academic educational leadership specialties above: Education Finance/Economics, Human Resource Management, School Improvement Science or Education Law
  • Curricular and research expertise in Education Finance/Economics, Human Resource Management, School Improvement Science or Education Law
  • Sound, sophisticated quantitative or qualitative methodological skills
  • Evidence of the ability to define and pursue a coherent research agenda in one’s area of expertise
  • Evidence of a disposition and skill to publish research in top academic, refereed journals in field
  • Ability to teach courses associated in Education Finance/Economics, Human Resource Management, School Improvement Science or Education Law
  • Ability to teach general leadership courses as instructional needs of the program arise
  • Ability to pursue and procure grants that align with and/or support one’s research agenda
  • Ability and willingness to mentor graduate students and serve on dissertation committees
  • Commitment to building the reputation of the Department locally, state-wide and nationally through one’s research, teaching and service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity.

Further information about the college and program is accessible at www.education.ua.edu.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Bob Johnson at [email protected] or Dr. Roxanne Mitchell at [email protected]

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Starting Date: August 16, 2022

Benefits:
• Health and Life Insurance
• TIAA-CREF available
• Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama
• Summer employment available on an as needed basis

Application Deadline: The review of credentials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Application Process: Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A cover letter of application, vita, unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework, teaching philosophy, research statement, and a list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references are required to complete the online application process.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and submit “official” transcript(s) of all graduate coursework.

UA EEO Statement:

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
“EEO is the Law” https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
“EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Search Initiation Date::

09/23/2021

Expected Starting Date::

08/16/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Attach as a separate “Other Document”:
1. Document Number 1 – Unofficial transcript(s) of all graduate level coursework as “Other Document”
2. Document Number 2 – Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) references as “Other Document”

College/School/Division::

Education

Post To Ihe:

Yes

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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