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College of Education: Open Rank Professor - Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (F1200116)

Position Deleted on 3/27/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Urbana, IL
Faculty - Education - Edu. Admin & Leadership (study of)
Application Due:
Full Time
included on Affirmative Action email

Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership

College of Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

SEARCH EXTENDED January 18, 2013

POSITION: Open Rank position in Education Administration/Leadership. This is a full-time nine-month tenure-track faculty position in the College of Education.

The Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL) includes divisions of Educational Leadership and Policy, Global Studies, Higher Education, Social and Philosophical Foundations, and Human Resource Development. Departmental faculty address critical issues in PK-12 and postsecondary education, fostering an interdisciplinary understanding of education policy and practice across the traditional divides among philosophers, historians, social scientists, organizational theorists, policy analysts, and educational administrators.

The individual sought for this position would work within the Educational Leadership and Policy division, which focuses on the preparation of K-12 school leaders. The successful candidate would be immersed in school leadership issues related to social justice, equity, and equality and should understand and be committed to the diverse social, economic, and policy context in PK-12 education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have:
  • An earned doctorate in educational administration/leadership or a closely related field.
  • A record of excellent scholarship, or demonstrate the potential for excellent scholarship, in the field of PK-12 educational administration/leadership. Expertise in quantitative research methods is preferred.
  • A record of excellence, or demonstrate the potential for excellence, in teaching graduate courses in educational administration/leadership.
  • A record of excellence, or demonstrate the potential for excellence, in mentoring and advising graduate students who use educational administration/leadership as the framework for master thesis and doctoral dissertation research.
  • A commitment to teach online and off-campus graduate courses.
  • A demonstrated capacity to successfully pursue external funding for research.
  • A record of working effectively with diverse groups of graduate students.
  • Previous PK-12 leadership experience (superintendent and/or principal) is highly desirable.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to make the following contributions to the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership and other graduate programs within the College of Education:
  • Teach courses on-campus, off-campus (in Chicago and Chicago suburbs), and online in at least two of the following specializations: school finance, administration theory, program planning and evaluation, the superintendency, school improvement, and quantitative research methods.
  • Sustain a program of excellent scholarship.
  • Pursue external funding opportunities, particularly in areas related to PK-12 educational leadership.
  • Provide service and outreach to local, state, and national educational organizations.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership.
  • Collaborate with other faculty and students to foster strategic initiatives of the College of Education and university.
  • Serve on College, Department, and Campus committees and fulfill various other assignments.
RANK: This is a regular, full-time tenure-track position. Appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with experience. The starting date is August 16, 2013.

SEARCH EXTENDED through March 15, 2013. Please create a candidate profile at and upload one file that contains a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement of teaching and research philosophies, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the contact information for three references by the close date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants may be interviewed and hiring decisions may take place before the closing date. All applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position.

For more information please contact: Dr. Donald Hackmann, Search Committee Chair, 217-333-0230 or

Illinois is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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