Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Educational Leadership

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Date posted: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Application Deadline Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2018
Employer Name: 
College of Community Innovation and Education - University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida


 The Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education seeks an innovative and culturally responsive scholar practitioner to join our team as the next Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Leadership. The Educational Leadership Program is robust and impactful with an enrollment of approximately 400 students in the M. Ed., M.A., Ed. S., and Ed. D. degree programs. UCF holds a Carnegie classification of Research University-Very High and the Educational Leadership program has an established reputation as a rigorous and respected program. Therefore, education leaders in Central Florida and the nation seek our graduates for administrative, research, policy, and other leadership positions. 

The ideal candidate will join faculty members whose expertise is sought in professional organizations, editorships, and research cooperatives, most recently as the Associate Partner in the EU-funded research 2014-2017: Doctoral Supervision of Multi-Disciplinary Practice Based Doctorates. They also establish and contribute to unique partnerships with education organizations in Florida and beyond. Such initiatives serve urban, suburban, and rural education, The efforts of our Educational Leadership faculty, joined by their many esteemed alumni who are executive leaders, principals, researchers, policy administrators, and/or educational advocates nationally contribute to the success of these initiatives and the communities served. We invite you to learn more about our college and the Educational Leadership Program and about the University’s Collective Impact plan: 

Primary responsibilities of this dynamic position include teaching courses in the Educational Leadership Program at the master’s and doctoral degree levels on the Orlando campus and in other settings. Pursuing a programmatic line of research and scholarship, including publications and external funding to support program and research initiatives is expected, along with providing service to the field and community. Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate students by advising, chairing and participating on dissertation committees, as well as supervising field experiences. The selected candidate will serve on college and university-wide committees, and contribute to continued program improvement. 

This position is a tenure-earning or tenured 9-month appointment with benefits. In order to obtain tenure upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of research, teaching, and service commensurate with rank. 

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, or a closely related field from an accredited institution; proven record of or potential for research and scholarly publications; leadership experience in PK-12 education, state or national educational policy organizations, or related K-12 educational contexts. 

Preferred qualifications include expertise in one or more of the following areas (instructional leadership, education law, finance, social justice, program evaluation, education policy). Culturally responsive interpersonal skills and organizational skills are sought. Experience in preparing emerging or practicing school leaders for leadership in diverse environments or teaching in higher education is desired. For rank of Associate Professor, evidence of collaboration within and across academic programs and with external stakeholders, grant awards, and readiness to chair dissertations are expected. 

Desired Start Date: January 2019 Salary: Negotiable Application Deadline: November 2, 2018 

Application Process: The university requires that all applicants apply and submit all supporting documents through the UCF Online Recruitment System at No paper applications will be considered. In addition to the online Faculty Applicant Affirmation form, applicants must submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references relevant to the position, and copy of graduate transcripts. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts. NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying to attach at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. To apply: 

The University of Central Florida is a major metropolitan research university, providing the academic core for central Florida. The multi-campus university enrolls over 65,000 students and is the fastest growing university in Florida. The main campus is located in northeastern Orlando, a growing diverse community of nearly 2 million people. Regional campuses are located in Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Brevard, and Lake Counties, with many additional sites in the central Florida region. UCF provides academic leadership for the central Florida region through strategic partnerships with public and private sector organizations and corporations. It also has met all of the criteria for the Carnegie classification of RU/VH: Research Universities (very high research activity) and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The College of Education and Human Performance employs about 125 full‐time faculty members serving approximately 5,000 students in 12 undergraduate programs and 25 graduate programs. 

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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