Director of Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program at CSU Sacramento (Tenure Track Faculty)

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Date posted: 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Application Deadline Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Employer Name: 
Sacramento California State University
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

Job Title: Director of Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program (Tenure Track Faculty)

Job Code: 2360-Tenure Track faculty

Full/Part Time: Full Time 

Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Rank: Associate/Full Professor

Salary: Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience

Department: Independent Doctorate

Hiring Department Summary: California State University, Sacramento is seeking applications for a visionary leader to serve as the Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program. The Doctorate in Educational Leadership program is a joint program between the College of Education and the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and is housed in the College of Education. The program’s mission is to prepare transformative leaders who will serve as administrators, superintendents for Pre-K-12 schools through community college and institutions of higher education. The program’s curriculum and instruction combines knowledge, skills, theory, and practice. Three key curricular themes provide the focus for all coursework: (1) Transformational Leadership, (2) Critical Policy Analysis and Action, and (3) Informed Decision-Making. This innovative weekend and evening program allows students to complete their degree in nine semesters over three years.

The Director of the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program promotes, maintains, and develops program curriculum, supervises office staff, supports faculty engagement, and has general oversight and management of program-related activities (e.g. recruitment of students and faculty, curriculum review and development, assessment and accreditation, admissions, qualifying exams, and dissertation supervision). The Director provides leadership for the program; promotes a vision of rigor and excellence; oversees the instructional, research/scholarship, and service contributions to the institution and greater community; and maintains and develops partnerships with local schools, community colleges, and community-based and government-related programs.

Essential Duties: The Director is responsible for: 
a) providing leadership across all aspects of the program;
b) maintaining an active research agenda;
c) promoting student recruitment and retention;
d) supporting faculty recuitment, retention, and professional development; 
f) securing external funding for the program where appropriate;
g) teaching weekend courses, chairing doctoral dissertations, and advising doctoral students.
The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Education and works close with the Dean of Social Science and Interdisciplinary Studies 
Appointment Specifics: This is a full-time, 12-month faculty assignment at the Associate or Full professor rank. Rank, considerations of tenure, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The successful candidate will receive an appointment in the College of Education’s Graduate and Professional Studies/Educational Leadership Program. The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2020, but a later starting date is negotiable provided it is no later than August 1, 2020
Required Qualifications: 

• A doctoral degree in educational leadership, educational policy, educational administration, or a related field.
• Evidence of successful teaching, advising, and/or chairing theses and dissertations at the graduate level, particularly at the doctoral level.
• An understanding of educational reform, research-based initiatives, and policy within preschool through community college.
• A record of substantial scholarship and publications in the areas of educational leadership and/or educational policy and administration.
• A commitment to and strong record of building a diverse, social justice, equitable, and inclusive learning community and an understanding of the relationship between diversity, academic excellence, and our mission as a public 4-year University.
• Administrative experience in education.

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Demonstrated excellence in management, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Successful experience in academic program development, policy development, program growth, and evaluation, including experience working with accrediting agencies.
• A proven track record in developing effective preschool through community college partnerships.
• Successful track record in recruitment and retention of students at the post-secondary level.
• Administrative experience that includes staff/faculty supervision, policy implementation, and budget oversight.
• Eligible for appointment to the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Posting Number: F0146P 

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2020

Open Until Filled: Yes 


1. Cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, including statements of teaching philosophy and leadership philosophy
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Two recent publications (electronic copies or links)
4. Names and contact information for three recent professional references; references of candidates who make it past the initial screening may be contacted as part of the review process
5. Unofficial transcripts attesting to highest degree earned
To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted by November 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Eligibility Verification: Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (ie. H-1-B Vista).

Campus Diversity Statement: Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region's students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. 

California State University, Sacramento is a Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all area. We consider qualified applicant for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, vetern status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

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