Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, Tenure-Track, August 2024

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Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, Tenure-Track, August 2024

Open Date:
Nov 28, 2023
The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies, starting August 2024. This position will be affiliated with the Ph.D. in Education program, Leadership Studies emphasis, and will teach as needed in the Master of Arts in Leadership Development and undergraduate Leadership Minor.   


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 has 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 #133 among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2024). 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  


The Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies, whose educator preparation programs are accredited nationally by CAEP, state accredited by CTC, and regionally accredited by WASC, offers undergraduate and graduate (master’s, specialist, PhD) programs in integrated educational studies, leadership, teacher education, 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  


The 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. More information on the Leadership Studies Minor is available at  


At the graduate level, the Master of Arts in Leadership Development (MLD) program is a transformative, interdisciplinary program that prepares students to engage in leadership for the common good by building equitable and just communities in schools, institutes of higher education, and other organizational settings. More information on the MLD program is available at:   


Chapman's Ph.D. in Education program is intended primarily for individuals seeking a career in higher education or in other research-oriented leadership fields. It focuses on the formulation of new ways to think about issues and solve problems in the field of education. Our commitment to solving educational challenges includes an Equity Scholars Fellowship, which is a fully-funded fellowship option for students interested in conducting research on racial equity. The program offers a unique combination of five emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies, School Psychology, or Teacher Education. More information on the doctoral program 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  



This is a full-time, 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: 

  • Advise and serve on dissertation and qualifying exam committees for students in the Ph.D. in Education Program.
  • Contribute as an integral member of the Attallah College faculty in the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of our degree programs, particularly the Ph.D. in Education Program.
  • Perform service to the unit, college, university, profession, and wider community as expected of a tenure-track faculty member.
  • Provide academic advising and professional mentorship to students and alumni, including participation in the recruitment and admission of candidates to the programs. 
  • Seek, obtain, and manage external funding to support research efforts. 
  • Teach courses primarily related to leadership studies, dissertation planning, and dissertation support.   
Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching, and service. 

The successful candidate will be a highly qualified and experienced researcher and instructor with experience teaching and advising in areas relevant to leadership studies.  


Required qualifications: 

  • An earned doctorate by start of employment in Leadership Studies, Educational Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Community-Based Leadership, or a related field from an accredited institution. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build beneficial and productive working relationships within the university and public education communities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and multicultural competence in education and must be willing to contribute to the University’s DEI plans. 
  • Emerging record of research and publication.
  • The expertise and experience to successfully teach multiple courses on leadership studies across one or more of the graduate and undergraduate leadership programs in the Attallah College of Educational Studies. 
  • Knowledge and ability to successfully mentor masters and doctoral level students and to chair dissertation committees.  
Desired experiences/qualifications: 

  • Evidence of successful teaching and advising, including at the graduate level.
  • Evidence of supporting PhD students from varying professional backgrounds. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative research. 
  • Experience seeking grants and managing sponsored projects. 
  • Experience serving and/or teaching in underserved communities.
  • Experience with developing and implementing innovative teaching practices. 
  • Experience with developing and implementing educational programs in collaboration with local communities, TK-12 schools, and/or community colleges.
  • Experience with technology to enhance educational environments. 
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: leadership theory, educational policy, teacher leadership, qualitative methods, arts based methods, equity and social justice, and civic and community engagement.
  • Ability to engage in the program assessment process.
  • Active involvement in professional organizations. 
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.

Application Instructions:
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit in Interfolio:  

  • Cover letter detailing qualifications related to the position description
  • Curriculum Vitae including evidence of external grants and/or managing sponsored projects
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A statement of research and scholarship 
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course evaluations, commendations, awards, syllabi, presentations, letters of recommendation, etc.) or a statement of potential for teaching excellence
  • One sample of research publications/submissions
  • Contact information for three professional references 
Dr. Whitney McIntyre Miller is the Search Committee Chair. Please direct inquiries to Ebriana Oyenuga, Search Coordinator, at with subject line: “Leadership Studies Faculty Position.”  


Application review will begin Monday, December 4, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with rank and qualifications. Position subject to 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. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

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.

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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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