Assistant Professor, Educator, Educational Leadership

University of Cincinnati
Main Campus

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

The School of Education in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor-Educator (non-tenure track) with primary responsibilities in the Educational Leadership program and a focus on K-12 educational leadership and school administration. We seek candidates with experience in areas such as school leadership and reform, change management, instructional leadership, equity and inclusion, community engagement, or other similar areas that speak directly to the challenges facing today’s educational leaders. The position is expected to begin August 2024.

The Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program at UC includes four degree-granting degree programs: 1) a thriving principal preparation program—including both a master's and graduate certificate; 2) an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on both K-12 education and higher education; 3) a Ph.D. with a concentration in Educational Policy & Higher Education; and 4) a master’s degree with a concentration in higher education administration. While this position will focus primarily on K-12 education, we invite applicants to join a collaborative program that focuses on leadership and policy in K-12 and postsecondary settings.

Essential Functions
  • Stay up to date on latest research and evidenced-based programs/practices in educational leadership and school administration.
  • Displaying a collaborative spirit and a desire to work with fellow faculty members, other academic programs, local community agencies, and local, state, and national educational and professional organizations and associations.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to educational equity and a desire to support the mission of a large, urban, research-intensive institution.
  • Teaching online and face-to-face master’s and doctoral level courses in the Educational Leadership program within the candidate’s area(s) of expertise.
  • Preparing educational leaders to transform various school, institutional, and education-oriented organizational settings.
  • Advising master's and doctoral students across programs and concentrations.
  • Provide program support for the principal licensure program, including duties such as overseeing internship, managing CAEP accreditation, and supporting course development.
  • Supporting the Educational Leadership program through service to the department (e.g., attending departmental meetings and taking leadership opportunities to develop and grow K-12 and higher education areas, etc.), and working with colleagues on program, school, and college service activities.
Minimum Requirements

Prior to effective date of appointment (except as noted):

  • An earned doctoral degree in educational leadership, administration, or a closely related field by August 1, 2024.
  • At least one academic year of university level teaching experience in Educational Leadership or Education courses in general (as instructor of record or teaching assistant).
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Professional experience in K-12 school, college/university, or education agency. Professional experience can also extend to foundation or governmental work related to education.
  • Candidates with principal, school administrator, or district leadership experience are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Research-oriented or evidence-based professional presentations in academic or practitioner-based settings, related to K-12 educational leadership, policy, equity, or a related field.
Application Process:

Applicants should submit the following via the UC HR portal online at

  • A letter of interest detailing their experience and expertise with regard to any of the following, as applicable: teaching, service, practice, and research within educational leadership and/or policy areas. Please describe your commitment to equity. Also, please discuss outcomes.
  • Abbreviated 1-page teaching statement summarizing (1) your teaching philosophy/approach, and (2) the courses you would ideally teach as a K-12 scholar across the suite of EDLD programs described above.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (written letters of recommendation should be available upon request).

Please use the ‘Additional Documents’ option as needed for these documents. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2024, and the position will be open until filled.

Inquiries should be addressed to:

Suzie White, Ph.D- Chair

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

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The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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