Assistant Professor Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Higher Ed
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Date posted: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Application Deadline Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Employer Name: 
Stanislaus State
Stanislaus - Turlock
Contact Person: 
Dr. John Borba, Department Chair


The Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. The Doctorate in Educational Leadership is among the most innovative, distinctive and historic initiatives at California State University, Stanislaus. We are a Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body in the Central Valley region of California. The program includes two specializations: K-12 and Community College/Higher Education. The Community College/Higher Education Specialist faculty member will assume important responsibility for the community college related courses and research in the program. Additional responsibilities include chairing dissertations, serving on different committees at the department and university levels, and engagement in community partnerships. The appointed person will have a unique opportunity to join a talented graduate education faculty who have shaped regionally recognized master’s degrees, advanced credential programs, and the doctorate of education in educational leadership.

• Teach doctoral courses.
• Provide socially responsive advising practices for doctoral students who are full time practitioners.
• Engage in curriculum planning and innovation.
• Participate in service committees.
• Engage in individual and collaborative research.
• Develop community partnerships with local/regional community colleges.
• Engage actively in practices, at the department and campus level, that honor diversity and promote an equitable and inclusive academic culture.
• Support a climate of collegiality and academic rigor within the department.
• Engage in creative and socially relevant research activities that have the potential to lead to publications in peer reviewed journals.
• Engage in professional development activities aimed to innovate instructional and advising practices at the higher education level.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Earned Doctorate in appropriate field. ABD considered with completion by time of appointment.

• A commitment to and strong record of building a diverse, social justice focused, equitable, and inclusive learning community and an understanding of the relationship between diversity, academic excellence, and the mission of a public 4-year University.
• Considerable experience in educational leadership and instruction at the higher education level.
• Background in pedagogy and content knowledge in fields important to leadership and adult learning.
• An active and on-going record of scholarship that can include but is not limited to educational leadership, community college critical issues, higher education, student affairs, and/or adult learning.
• Current knowledge and experience with policies and initiatives affecting education, including K-12, community college, and higher education.
• Excellent teaching record at the graduate level or equivalent.
• Ability to direct research, including advising doctoral dissertations.
• Ability to work with students who are working professionals of diverse language and cultural backgrounds.
• Commitment to developing strong professional relationships with community college administrators and faculty.
• Expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies that has the potential to lead to publishable research.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Considerable experience in community college leadership and teaching and/or in support of teaching roles.

• Current knowledge and experience with policies and initiatives that impact community colleges.
• Background in instructional services, administrative services, student services, and/or institutional research, at the community college level.
• Experience in a community college or higher education administrative leadership position.
• Ability to speak, read, and write in more than one language.

How to Apply & Deadline:

Please submit the following documents:

• A detailed letter of application which makes clear how your knowledge, experience, skills, and disposition reflect the position description and listed qualifications.
•A statement articulating your philosophy regarding teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.
• A statement articulating your understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion as part of your professional practice and identity as a higher education faculty.
• Current vita/resume.
• Diversity Statement
• Unofficial post baccalaureate transcripts (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
• Four references including email and telephone numbers.


To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.


If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dr. John Borba, Department Chair
Department of Advanced Studies in Education
College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA

Screening of completed application files will begin on January 30, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. This appointment begins in August 2020.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


For more information:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Doctorate Degree Required: 
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