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Assistant/Associate Professor(s) of Educational Leadership

Clemson University
Clemson University

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Assistant/Associate Professor(s) of Educational Leadership

Clemson University
Open Date:
Oct 25, 2023

The Clemson University College of Education seeks two highly qualified candidates to fill full-time positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development (EOLD). These 9-month appointments will begin in fall 2024 and involve research, service, and teaching in multiple modalities and advising graduate students across multiple P-12 educational leadership programs, including the building-level (MEd) and district-level (EdS) certification, EdD in Education Systems Improvement Science, and PhD in P-12 Educational Leadership. Clemson's educational leadership programs prepare cohorts of students to address localized problems of practice leading to substantive and sustainable educational improvement for diverse students. The successful candidates will have evidence of a scholarly research agenda; the potential for or a record of grant-funded research; experience with continuous improvement (e.g., research, policy, practice); a history of working collaboratively with colleagues and partner institutions; and a demonstrated commitment to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for underserved communities. 

About the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development

Recognized for excellence across the nation, the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development focuses on developing educational and organizational leaders. Using high-quality research, teaching and outreach, we prepare future student affairs personnel, higher education professionals, P-12 educators, and other organizational leaders to expand the talents and performances of individuals and organizations in ways that enhance their capacity to make a difference. 

About the College of Education

The College of Education is committed to improving education, beginning at birth. With a focus on working with underserved schools and communities, the College has award-winning programs that train teachers, counselors, and school leaders for P-12 schools; prepare counselors for community practice; train higher education student affairs leaders; and prepare training and development specialists for business and industry. We equip our students for careers and lives that make a difference, and we work tirelessly to develop initiatives that respond to today's educational landscape, including teacher recruitment and retention, online teaching, and leadership development. We participate in these innovative efforts as part of Clemson's land-grant mission to serve the state of South Carolina and beyond. 

About Clemson University

One of the most productive public research universities in the nation, Clemson University enrolls 27,341 students across the State of South Carolina and has an endowment of over $1 billion. The University operates Extension offices in every county of the state and has five Innovation Campuses and six Research and Education Center locations. Classified as an R1 — Very High Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education — Clemson is dedicated to teaching, research, and service. Our main campus, located in Upstate South Carolina, sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Lake Hartwell. Through the research, outreach and entrepreneurial projects led by our faculty and students, Clemson University is driving economic development and improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond.


Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Earned doctorate (conferred by August 2024) in educational leadership or a closely related field 

  • Scholarly record that would merit the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor 

  • Potential for or a record of successful grant-funded research 

  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to advancing inclusive excellence in P-12 institutions as well as our higher education community 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Experience teaching graduate courses in P-12 leadership preparation programs in multiple modalities 

  • Experience mentoring and advising doctoral students 

  • Expertise in the use of continuous improvement methodologies 

  • Leadership experience in P-12 settings (e.g., building, district, and partnerships) 

  • Willingness to travel for teaching and service activities as well as partner engagement 

  • Experience in or expertise on rural educational contexts 

Application Instructions:

Applications must be submitted via Interfolio Applicants should submit the following documents:  

  • Letter of application 

  • Curriculum Vita or Resume  

  • Graduate transcripts  

  • Names and contact information for three (3) references  

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 24. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries about the position should be made to the search co-chairs, Brandi Hinnant Crawford at or Noelle Paufler at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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