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Clinical Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
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Jan 15, 2022

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Clinical faculty (regardless of rank) - faculty positions within the university that are not tenure track and not eligible for tenure; on a fixed term contract. Persons with the title of professor-clinical, associate professor-clinical, assistant professor-clinical and instructor-clinical. Duties and responsibilities are assigned in accordance with the workload guidelines laid out in the pattern of administration of each faculty department and, as appropriate, regional campus; Clinical faculty are teacher/practitioners and will be engaged primarily in teaching activities. These faculty normally have earned doctorate or other terminal degree in the relevant field or equivalent experience.

KareOpen Search for the Director of the Superintendent Program and Clinical Assistant or Associate Faculty Member in Educational Administration, Department of Educational Studies

Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University

The Department of Educational Studies in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University invites applications for a full-time (12-month) clinical faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate, in Educational Administration with a focus on teaching and directing the superintendent and principal licensure programs. The position will begin in August 2022. The Department of Educational Studies has a commitment to excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service that advances the educational environment across a diversity of contexts and peoples. The Department values collaborative scholarship among colleagues in and across the College, University, and other relevant stakeholders. The Ohio State University has a world-class array of resources and opportunities for new faculty, including the Michael Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Qualifications: The position requires the candidate to demonstrate successful teaching and leadership as a K-12 school building and/or district level administrator. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability to effectively network with local K-12 school administrators, show potential to develop strong relationships with state and national school leadership organizations, and exhibit experience working with licensure standards and accreditation. Preference will be given to those with superintendent experience.

The candidate must meet the following required qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in the field of Educational Administration or a related area.
  • A commitment to educational equity, diversity, and inclusion (e.g., evidence of high commitment to the success of marginalized populations).
  • A documented ability to teach graduate-level courses in educational leadership.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be an experienced school building and/or district administrator. Responsibilities include teaching, marketing, and recruiting for the superintendent licensure program, chairing admissions selection of potential licensure candidates, day-to-day program management, conducting program evaluations, and overseeing CAEP and state level accreditation and licensure. Opportunities for advising M.A. and Ed.D. students would also be available.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and your teaching philosophy; Additionally, please ask three professional references to send letters on your behalf addressed to Dr. Karen Beard and/or the Educational Administration Clinical Superintendent Search Committee reference job requisition R.

For questions regarding the position please contact:

Dr. Karen Beard

Search Committee Chair

Department of Educational Studies

The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for minorities and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status-defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status-is prohibited.

The Department welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The Department is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty, staff, and students. The Ohio State University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION: The Educational Administration program offers Ph.D., Ed.D., and M.A. degrees. Additionally, the program offers licensure for aspiring superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders The program is supported by internationally recognized faculty with active research agendas and strong school-based ties with a strong track record of preparing future principals, superintendents, and other capacities within the field of educational administration.

THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES: The Department of Educational Studies is a multi-disciplinary department, offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The department offers graduate programs in Special Education, Educational Administration, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, Counselor Education, Workforce Development, Learning Technologies, Educational History & Philosophy, Educational Policy, Higher Education & Student Affairs, and Quantitative Research, Evaluation, and Methodology. The department also offers undergraduate licensure programs in Special Education, Business Education, and Family/Consumer Sciences. Our School Psychology program is accredited by APA and NASP, and our Counselor Education program is accredited by CACREP. Our undergraduate programs have CAEP accreditation and our applied behavior analysis program in special education is accredited by ABAI. We also offer accelerated licensure programs for prospective principals and superintendents. More than half of our graduate programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The department also houses the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center (, which provides academic support for thousands of students each year. The overall department structure provides close relationships among all program areas and offers numerous opportunities for faculty members to collaborate on both research and teaching with many areas throughout the entire Ohio State University academic community. For more information please visit

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN ECOLOGY: The College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University is one of the best places to learn and embrace the human experience. We are known for developing Ohio's best educators, researchers, policymakers, exercise scientists, biomedical nutrition researchers, dietitians, financial advisors, event coordinators and other experts who improve society. The US News and World Report college ranking is No. 18 among 376 public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in education, tied with the University of California-Berkeley. The college ranks No. 10 among public universities. HDFS is ranked No. 6 among HDFS doctoral programs. The Nutrition PhD program is ranked No. 9 among all doctoral programs in Nutrition in the United States according to the last National Research Council rankings. The Kinesiology program is ranked No. 6 among 52 similar programs in the United States according to the 2015 rankings by the National Academy of Kinesiology. For more information, please visit

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY: The Ohio State University is one of America's largest and most comprehensive public universities, with over 63,000 students. Ohio State is further recognized as a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio. Home to Buckeye football, the stadium attracts over 105,000 enthusiastic fans on fall Saturdays. Discover more about The Ohio State University at

COLUMBUS, OHIO: The city of Columbus is a thriving cosmopolitan hub that has a real passion for The Ohio State University. A recent Gallup survey ranked Columbus the nation's second strongest metro area for job creation, with research and technology institutions taking the lead. The Columbus metro area continued its steady growth as its population hit 2,021,632 in 2015, up about 1.2 percent from 1,997,308 a year earlier. The city's corporate base and higher-education system draw people to it. The city is the 15th largest in the country; the metro area is 32nd. Explore the city of Columbus through this link.


The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, the culturally vibrant capital of the state. The university is a center of innovation surrounded by diverse and livable urban, suburban, and rural communities. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
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