Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Center for Doctoral Studies (Tenure-Track) #496804

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Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, Center for Doctoral Studies (Tenure-Track) #496804





Job Summary/Basic Function:

About This Role:

Lamar University invites application for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in our doctoral program in Educational Leadership.

The successful candidate will maintain an active research and publication agenda; provide guidance and leadership in the graduate programs in Educational Leadership; work collaboratively with program coordinators and department chair; teach graduate courses; interact with practicum students to provide feedback or answer individual questions; advise, mentor, and provide research supervision to graduate students; fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university and profession; work in collaboration with other colleagues in the Educational Leadership Department and the College of Education and Human Development.

Relocation may be needed. Required to have a consistent presence on campus.

What You’ll Do – Position Duties

As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

The Educational Leadership doctoral program has a high-quality online program serving graduate students throughout Texas, other states, and international regions. In particular, this position will work with a group of highly motivated students who are leaders in education administration or technology in P-12 or higher education. The online courses are delivered as 5, 8, and 15 weeklong classes, with graduate students taking 8 courses during the year. Faculty members are also expected to continue with their research and publishing, as well as participate in service to the College, the University, and to the professional education community. Faculty members are expected to teach online classes. The successful candidates will be expected to make thefollowing contributions to the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership and the College of Education and Human Development:

  • Teach courses online in the Department of Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.
  • Assist with developing and supporting collaborations with international education entities (schools, universities, corporations, governments, etc.).
  • Provide service and outreach to local, state, national, and international educational organizations.
  • Advise and mentor doctoral students in the Department of Educational Leadership.
  • Collaborate with other faculty and students to foster strategic initiatives that are creative and
    innovative for the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.
  • Collaborate with faculty in areas of research, outreach, and pursuit of external funding
  • Serve on dissertation committees related to research interests or educational leadership

Who We Are:

Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. LU stresses academic achievement by emphasizing hands-on learning at all levels, providing ample opportunities for undergraduate research, and supporting an excellent Honors Program.

Lamar University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The campus is conveniently located within close proximity of Houston, TX, Lake Charles, LA, and surrounding communities.

Benefits – Job Perks:

At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

What You’ll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited university with an emphasis in one or more of the following areas: P-12 educational leadership/administration, higher education leadership/administration, applied research methods, program evaluation, organizational change, or distance education.
  • Established research record or evidence of a viable research agenda.
  • Commitment to the profession as evidenced by knowledge and/or experience in P-12 school administration or community college/university administration.
  • A record of excellence or demonstrates the potential for excellence in teaching doctoral courses in at least two of the following specializations: educational leadership; quantitative research methods; qualitative research methods; leadership and organizational change; school or higher education environment.

Key Competencies:

  • Experience in online education and course development.
  • Experience teaching graduate level courses.
  • Experience in P-12 school administration.
  • Principal or superintendent certifications (preferred but not required)
  • A record of publication.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:

  • Principal or superintendent certifications (preferred but not required)

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should apply online at and include a curriculum vitae; letter of interest; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.


A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.


Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.


Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.


Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

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