Open Rank Professor - Educational Leadership

University of South Alabama
Alabama Port, AL
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Open Rank Professor - Educational Leadership

Open-Rank Tenure-Track Faculty Position


Educational Leadership

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education

College of Education and Professional Studies

THE DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP AND TEACHER EDUCATION invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position in Educational Leadership in the College of Education and Professional Studies beginning August 15, 2022. This appointment is a nine (9) month position, commensurate with qualifications.

Faculty Responsibilities: Responsibilities as a member of the Educational Leadership faculty will include teaching graduate courses online and on-campus; student advising; mentoring student research and directing and serving on graduate dissertation committees; conducting, publishing, and presenting research; seeking/obtaining extramural funding; serving on departmental, college and university committees; and collaborating with educational partners on and off-campus. Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership/Administration or a related field and eligibility for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor. If the doctorate is in a related field, there must be 18 graduate semester hours completed in educational leadership. At the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, the successful candidate will have demonstrated a consistent and ongoing record of scholarship and extramural funding, and will have demonstrated experience in providing program leadership.

Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with strong skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and/or chairing student dissertations.

The Department of Leadership and teacher education currently has 15 full-time tenure track faculty, four non-tenure-track instructional faculty members, and two staff members providing instruction and training for undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking certification to prepare them for professional responsibilities in P-12 schools. The Department offers certification and non-certification programs in Educational Leadership at the master's, specialist, and doctoral levels. Undergraduate programs include specialization in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education. The Department also offers graduate programs in Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading, Secondary, Special Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Teacher Leader.

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES is one of nine colleges and schools that serves approximately 2,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The College supports a broad array of degree programs across five departments and is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and our educator preparation programs are accredited by the Alabama State Department of Education. Counseling programs in the college are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The College of

Education and Professional Studies is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment where every student's unique identity is valued and respected, and in which students feel safe to explore their intellectual, interpersonal and professional development in order to serve competently in a multicultural world.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA is a diverse and vibrant university that is making a difference in the lives of the people of Alabama and the nation through teaching, research, service and health care. The University offers a wide range of high-quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs to over 14,000 students. Located in the city of Mobile, USA is a major public institution of higher learning on the upper Gulf Coast.

Interested applicants should email (1) a cover letter of interest to include a description of research, teaching, and service experiences (if applying for department chair position, also include relevant administrative experience), and a description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at the University of South Alabama; (2) a Curriculum Vita that includes the names, affiliation, and contact information of three references, and (3) copies of unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Ms. Dana Burleson, Administrative Assistant, College of Education and Professional Studies at Arrange all documents into one single PDF document. In the subject line of the email indicate "Department Chair/EdL Search." Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Hank Bounds, Search Committee Chair at (251) 380-2868 or email at

Following the review of materials, applicants invited for a campus interview will arrange to have submitted three signed original letters of recommendation and official graduate and undergraduate transcripts sent directly by the Registrars of all degree-granting institutions attended to Ms. Dana Burleson, College of Education and Professional Studies, University of South Alabama, UCOM 3600, 307 North University Blvd., Mobile, AL 36688-0002 or Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Education - Professor, Location: Mobile, AL - 36688

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