Job Title Professor of Educational Leadership, Race, and Education
Requisition Number FE03045
Department Name 8G010:Educational Leadership Studies
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in education.
Required Related Experience
Prior experience in higher education especially with experience building initiatives from the ground up; extensive experience with educational leadership and policy issues; and a clear commitment to educational equity, civil rights, and social justice. Experiences as a professor commensurate with the Rank, including leading doctoral dissertations and teaching educational leadership coursework.
The Department of Educational Leadership Studies ( EDL ) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky invites applications for an open rank professor of educational leadership, race, and education and Director of the Education and Civil Rights Initiative, in partnership with the NAACP , effective August 15, 2022. Preference will be provided for established leaders at the rank of Full Professor.
The Department of Educational Leadership Studies is a professional community dedicated to high-quality teaching and the promotion of research and scholarly activity that supports the preparation and development of P-16 educational leaders.
The Director of the Education and Civil Rights Initiative, in partnership with the NAACP , will serve as lead of the Initiative, and will carry out research, teaching, and service within the Department of Educational Leadership Studies in their specialty area with a clear commitment to educational equity, civil rights, and social justice. In the initial appointment, the individual will commit 49 percent of effort to a leadership role with the Initiative and teach 6 credits (two 3-credit hour courses) per academic year. This faculty member will provide consultation and advising to graduate students and leadership of doctoral dissertation committees. The successful candidate will be expected to have an active research agenda, pursue external funding, support extensive philanthropy, and participate in the activities of professional organizations.
The successful candidate will teach graduate-level (MEd, EdS, EdD, PhD) and advanced undergraduate courses in EDL ; advise doctoral students and serve on doctoral student committees, assist with recruitment and advising of graduate students and serve on program committees; and have an active research and professional service agenda connected to educational equity, civil rights, and social justice.
Interested candidates must apply online at UKJobs.com. Required application materials include a cover letter detailing interest and qualifications for the position (upload under Cover Letter); a current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita); and full contact information for three professional references (upload under Specific Request 1). Questions regarding the position may be directed to search committee co-chairs, Justin Bathon ((see application details)) or Kenneth Tyler ((see application details)). Review of applications begins immediately.
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Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred qualifications include successful experience working in the educational leadership and public policy arena; and extensive evidence of securing funds for research and/or program development grants and applications.
Deadline to Apply 05/12/2022
Open Until Filled No
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