Assistant/Associate Professor of P-12 Educational Leadership

Assistant/Associate Professor of P-12 Educational Leadership—Search #67866
College of Education, Department of Educational Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

The Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development the College of Education invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of P-12 Educational Leadership.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

The College of Education prepares future teachers, school psychologists, counselors, school library media specialists, instructional technologists, researchers and leaders through intensive field experiences, cutting-edge technology, and research-based instruction on three campuses and online (see About COE). With more than 100 faculty members who are experts in the field, students learn in an environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution's goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Assistant/Associate Professor of P-12 Educational Leadership position requires teaching in P-12 Educational Leadership courses at the Master's, Specialist, and Doctoral levels, advisement, research, and service responsibilities. The position is an academic 10-month tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications
  • Earned Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership or a closely related field prior to August 1, 2022.
  • The rank of associate professor requires a minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level, a strong record of research with publications and presentations in professional venues, and a demonstrated commitment to service at the institutional and professional levels.
  • Minimum of three years of administrative experience at P-12 site-level and/or district level
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of educational leadership standards, including national and Georgia-based standards and accreditation
  • Comprehensive awareness of current issues facing P-12 education and leadership
  • Successful experience in grant writing or securing external funds
  • Experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online courses.
  • Experience coordinating programs through advisement, leadership in program and curriculum development, program assessment, and accreditation.

    Conditions of Employment:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

    Screening of applications begins December 15, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2022. A complete application consists of a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and reference list with the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least five professional references. Applications will be accepted only in PDF format as attachments to a single e-mail. Combining all required documents to a single PDF file for convenience is acceptable though not required. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications, nominations, and/or any questions should be emailed to:

    	Dr. Dan Calhoun and Dr. Steven Tolma
    	Search Co-Chairs for Faculty Search #67866
    			Email: [email protected]

    More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947

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