Associate or Full Professor of K-12 Education Leadership

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Vanderbilt University's Peabody College
Nashville, TN
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
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The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations (LPO) at Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of tenured Associate or Full Professor of K-12 Education Leadership.

We seek outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests related to K-12 school or district leadership. We are primarily interested in candidates whose work focuses on leadership practice, including such topics as instructional leadership, strategic decision-making, data use, human capital management, and approaches to school improvement, particularly in the context of underserved and under-resourced communities. The Department is searching for someone with extensive research experience and scholarly impact, a strong track record in securing external funding, and a history of working collaboratively with colleagues, practice partners, and national educational leadership organizations.

LPO is committed to hiring a colleague who can make contributions to teaching in educational leadership across our various degree programs, especially in our undergraduate human and organization development track, and our online and on-campus Ed.D. programs for practicing professionals, all of which have leadership as a central theme.

Candidates should possess an exemplary record of scholarly accomplishment and a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor, alongside a record of external funding. The successful candidate will have experience mentoring and training doctoral students for careers in academia in educational leadership and and/or research organizations, and commitments to teaching undergraduate and professional degree students. In addition, we seek colleagues who have strong collaborations with national, state, and district leaders, professional associations, and evidence of engagement with practitioners.

The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department embraces a range of disciplinary traditions and encourages multiple methodological approaches in the study and instruction of education policy and practice.

The department operates highly regarded programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level, including five professional master's degree programs; an on-campus Ed.D. program in K-12 and in higher education leadership and policy; an online masters and Ed.D. in leadership and learning in organizations; a Ph.D. program in K-12 and in higher education leadership and policy; and an undergraduate degree in Human and Organizational Development. For more information on the department, visit our website:

Review of formal applications will begin on November 8th and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 2022. Applicants should submit a letter addressing their qualifications and interests, a full curriculum vitae, three recent peer-reviewed publications, and the names and contact information of three references. Please apply at the following link:

For questions about the position, please contact:

Ellen Goldring

Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair, Professor of Education Leadership and Policy

Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

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Vanderbilt University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The department is committed to building a diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race/color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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