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Instructional Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, Non-Tenure Track, August 2023

Chapman University
Orange, CA

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Chapman University seeks applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies (non-tenure track) in the Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies starting August 2023. Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #121 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2022). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Attallah College of Educational Studies. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Chapman University is available at Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, whose educator preparation programs are accredited nationally by CAEP, state accredited by CCTC, and regionally accredited by WASC, offers undergraduate and graduate (master’s, specialist, PhD) programs in integrated educational studies, leadership, teacher education, disability studies, school counseling, and school psychology. Attallah College is deeply committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, providing students with personalized and rigorous educational experiences involving mentoring and collaborative research. More information on our programs is available at Attallah College offers leadership programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. levels. At the undergraduate level, a university-wide, interdisciplinary minor in leadership studies provides students with a personalized and rigorous educational experience, which complements students’ majors by developing their leadership knowledge and skill set. At the graduate level, the Master of Arts in Leadership Development (MLD) program is designed to encourage students to look beyond content and task outcomes to focus on relationships and critical processes; developing the skills to be creative and innovative in driving purposeful, equitable, and sustained change. The Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Leadership Studies follows the spirit of the MLD and prepares students to seek careers in research-oriented leadership positions, including preK-12, higher education, and positions of leadership applied to many different settings. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at


Required Qualifications-An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Leadership Studies, Organizational Leadership, Community-Based Leadership (or the equivalent). -Desire to create innovative leadership development and/or education experiences for individuals working in a variety of settings including two or more of the following: PreK-12 education, higher education, community-based organizations, public sector, for-profit, and/or non-profit organizations.-Evidence of effective teaching in higher education at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.-Demonstrated commitment to collaboration.-Experience with student-centered environments.-Understanding of leadership and education for a fully inclusive, just, and diverse society. Desirable Qualifications:-Expertise in one or more of the following areas: democratic organizations; collective and networked leadership; diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in leadership; pre K-12 educational leadership, higher education; and civic engagement.-An ability to design and implement program assessment tools.-Experience using technology to enhance educational environments.-Experience serving and/or teaching in underserved communities.


The successful candidate will teach, advise, and mentor students across the Leadership programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position that requires work to be performed in the State of California and has in-person teaching responsibilities and required on-campus availability at Chapman’s Orange campus.Responsibilities include:-Teach eight courses (24 credits total) per academic year (August - May), advise and mentor students.-Actively contribute as an integral member of Attallah College faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of our academic and degree programs.-Provide academic advising and professional mentorship to leadership students and alumni. -Perform service to the unit, college, university, profession, and wider community as expected of a non-tenure track faculty member.

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Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit: -Chapman University faculty employment application-Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description-Curriculum Vitae-Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course evaluations, commendations, awards, syllabi, presentations, letters of recommendation, etc.)-Contact information for three professional references to:Dr. Margaret GroganSearch Committee Chairc/o: Dominic Trinh, Search Coordinator, [email protected] Attallah College of Educational StudiesChapman UniversityPlease use “Leadership Faculty Position” as the email subject line. Direct inquiries to Dominic Trinh, Search Coordinator, at [email protected] Application review will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. This position is contingent on final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. The salary range for this Assistant Professor position is $76,000- $80,000.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.


Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

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