Michigan State University Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States
Aug 17, 2017Full time
Assist./Assoc. Prof., K-12 Educational Leadership Department of Educational Administration, College of Education, Michigan State University Position Summary: The K-12 Educational Administration Program at Michigan State University (education.msu.edu/ead/k12) invites candidates to apply for an assistant or associate professor tenure system position in the Department of Educational Administration. The position is a 9-month appointment with an August 16, 2018 start date. The Department is part of a highly reputed College with research centers and initiatives addressing issues in educational leadership, school improvement, district and state level reform, urban education, educational policy, international education studies, measurement and assessment, and the scholarship of teaching. It houses a dynamic outreach center that links faculty with practitioners and policymakers across the state. We seek scholars committed to core issues in K-12 leadership and the improvement of school organizations and educational systems, particularly schools that have been historically underserved. Candidates are expected to contribute to the field through active research, publishing, and securing external funding. Duties also include collaborating with faculty and professional colleagues to shape high quality degree and outreach programs, teaching Master’s and Doctoral level courses (both face-to-face and online), and advising students, supervising doctoral research, and engaging in institutional and professional service. Candidates with experience working with initiatives, projects and centers that focus on improving the preparation of leaders in traditionally underserved schools and systems and school improvement are highly desirable. We seek individuals disposed to collaborate in delivering innovative master’s and doctoral programs and to engage with communities serving high-need schools in Michigan. About the MSU College of Education: In the highly ranked College of Education, our community of scholars is committed to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We conduct research that makes an impact on education, health, and well-being around the world. We welcome colleagues who demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching, collaborate across fields of study, and strive to enact equity and inclusion in their work. Please see our website, education.msu.edu/jobs, for more information about working in the college and a full list of open positions. Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in education, educational administration or leadership, or provide evidence that the doctoral degree will be completed prior to the start of the appointment. Candidates must have demonstrated an active interest in the field through research and scholarship in one or more of the following areas: educational leadership, urban education, and organizational theory/management. Desired Qualifications: Desirable areas of specialization include: the influence of leadership on school organizations and policy implementation; culturally responsive leadership; school finance; evaluating educators and schools; and the achievement of underperforming and under-resourced schools. Candidates with experience bridging policy and practice are highly desirable. Advanced scholars should have a record of leadership in externally funded research projects and/or professional organizations. Instructions to Applicants: Online application via www.careers.msu.edu is required, see posting #443466. Qualified and interested candidates should send a letter of application highlighting qualifications, names of three professional references, current curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. Applicants should provide information on the contributions they could make to priority areas of scholarship and specialization noted above. Additional materials may be requested of candidates who advance after the initial review. Questions should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kristy Cooper Stein, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2017, and will continue until a candidate is selected to fill the position. Department Web Address: education.msu.edu/ead Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.