Chapman University – Assistant/Associate Professor of Leadership Studies


 Chapman University is seeking applications for a Tenure Track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Leadership Studies in the College of Educational Studies (CES). Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the College of Educational Studies is available at The CES holds a respected position among the major academic units and offered the University’s first Ph.D. program seven years ago. The CES faculty work collaboratively on campus and beyond. The Ph.D. program consists of four emphasis areas: Culture and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, School Psychology and Leadership Studies. CES faculty maintain a significant presence in the local community, at national and international conferences and in their professional organizations and publications. 


 Required Qualifications • An earned doctorate in Leadership Studies or related area • Expertise in leadership in higher education and/or women in leadership • Active and promising record of scholarly activity and research • Strong interpersonal and communication and collaboration skills • Recent experience teaching graduate courses • Active involvement in national professional organizations • Experience advising and mentoring of graduate student scholarship and research • Global perspectives, connections, and leadership experience • Leadership experience among diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

• Expertise in qualitative methodology, particularly case study methods and/or expertise in mixed method and/or program evaluation research.

Responsibilities include: • Teach core and elective classes in the Ph.D., Leadership Studies emphasis and MLD, Masters in Leadership Development • Develop new courses for leadership programs, particularly courses in global leadership, leadership and diversity, women in leadership, and leadership in higher education • Serve on and chair Ph.D. proposal and dissertation committees; chair masters capstones • Advise graduate students at the doctoral and master’s degree levels • Implement an active research agenda, including research and writing that leads to publication in high quality peer-reviewed sources, grant writing and project coordination, and presentations at local/state/national/international conferences. • Provide service to the College of Educational Studies, university and broader communities, including committee assignments, assistance to local stakeholders such as community councils, and active participation in state and national professional organizations.

Review of applications begins immediately. Applicants should address their qualifications and fit for this position, including your stance on leadership, in a letter to the Search Committee. The application should also include a curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, a statement of your research methodology(ies) and agenda, including external funding, and a statement of your pedagogical philosophy, copies of recent publications and relevant transcripts. Electronic submissions are preferred. Completed applications, including the curriculum vita, should be sent to: Attn: Jennifer Bennett College of Educational Studies – Reeves Hall Chapman University One University Drive Orange, CA 92866 Email: 

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