Open Rank Tenure-track Faculty Positions in the Educational Leadership Program at Pennsylvania State University

Open Rank Tenure-track Faculty Positions in the Educational Leadership Program

at Pennsylvania State University

Open Rank Tenure-track Faculty Positions in the Educational Leadership Program. The Educational Leadership graduate program at Penn State wishes to make several appointments to its tenure line faculty and is conducting an open rank search. One of these positions could include appointment as the Batschelet Chaired Professor in Educational Leadership. The Batschelet Chair’s endowment generates annual income that supports the work of the holder of the Batschelet Chair. The anticipated start date for these positions is Fall Semester 2015. These are tenure-track, 36-week appointments with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Full University benefits apply. Responsibilities for these positions include the following: teach core courses and advanced seminars for the Educational Leadership Program; advise Master’s and Doctoral students in Educational Leadership; conduct nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship; seek external support for research; and make strong linkages in the field and to the profession by engaging in service and outreach activities with appropriate audiences, including practitioners. Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, or a relevant discipline including but not limited to: sociology, political science, public history, history, economics, educational psychology; evidence of a robust program of research and a strong record of refereed publications commensurate with academic rank; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising including a willingness to teach in online environments along with an interest in the use of technology; evidence of a commitment to working collegially, collaboratively, and with individuals from diverse backgrounds; and evidence of strong collaboration with and mentorship of graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts commensurate with academic rank. Desired qualifications include: expertise in organizational theory, organizational change/learning, and organizational accountability; instructional leadership, supervision, and teacher professional development; American Indian and Indigenous Peoples’ education; social context and leadership (such as rural or urban contexts); or policy, politics, and the evaluation of educational organizations. Although we will consider scholars from all areas relating to the study of educational leadership, we especially welcome applications from individuals possessing expertise in these areas; evidence of successful efforts to obtain external resources to support research, commensurate with academic rank; evidence of a strong commitment to public service, and; evidence of collaboration across academic disciplines. For candidates with interests and expertise in American Indian and Indigenous Peoples’ education, we are willing to consider alternative graduate program and department bases within the College of Education as well as joint appointments with other areas of the University. To apply, applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly publications (if available); and the names, surface mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three (3) professional references. Potential finalists may be asked to provide additional information. Review of applicants will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the search chair, Erica Frankenberg, at   Apply online here:

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