Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy (Associate or Full)

Austin, TX
Feb 12, 2018
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Four-Year Institution

Department of Educational Administration - College of Education - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Oct 11, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a full-time, tenured Associate or Full Professor to serve on the faculty of the Principalship Program within the highly ranked Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. The position will start in the Fall semester of 2018.

We seek an individual who is well-versed in the scholarship and practice of educational leadership, especially in urban school settings, and who is committed to a research agenda focused on the preparation of school leaders. This individual will be expected to deliver instruction in ways that support students in practical applications of leadership and field experience, in at least one of the following areas: instructional leadership, school improvement processes, data analysis, supervision and evaluation, teacher development, school organization and climate, human and fiscal resource management, or other areas of educational leadership. The individual will also be expected to engage with school partners and other stakeholders. In addition to teaching in the Principalship Program, this individual will be expected to teach in our other masters and doctoral programs as relevant to their expertise.

The University of Texas at Austin is a large public research university with approximately 52,000 students, 3,500 of whom are enrolled in the College of Education. US News & World Report has ranked the UT College of Education among the highest in the nation among public universities for several years running. The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy which is currently ranked 6th in the nation, is an active and supportive community of scholars interested in studying the impact of policy on traditionally marginalized student populations, and in developing culturally responsive and innovative educational leaders committed to social justice. For more information on the department, see:

Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in educational leadership, administration, or policy, or a relevant social science discipline. The candidate would ideally have administrative experience at the school or district level. This position also requires the individual to engage in research relevant to the PK -12 educational community as well as foster partnerships with local school districts and other stakeholders. Also, the candidate will be expected to teach and advise students at the master's and doctoral levels, supervise dissertations, and participate in program development across all areas within the department. The successful candidate should have experience in serving as a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at peer institutions and must also demonstrate evidence of successful grant writing to support their research and/or to advance programmatic goals.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should send the following to Jacinda Herrera by email (

-Cover letter

- Curriculum Vitae

-Research and teaching statements

-Three representative publications

-List of three references with contact information

This position will remain open until filled. The salary is for a nine-month appointment, with strong potential employment in the summer. The University also provides a competitive benefits program. A background check will be conducted on the selected applicant. Pre-employment screening includes verification of academic credentials. This successful candidate will begin in the Fall semester of 2018.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.