Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policies (K-12 Educational Leadership)
The University of South Carolina
January 12, 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
Classification Title: Assistant Professor
College/Division: College of Education
Department: Educational Leadership and Policies
Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina is seeking applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure track position in K-12 Educational Leadership at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. The Educational Leadership and Policies program at the University of South Carolina currently offers a M.Ed., Educational Specialists and Ph.D. program. K-12 leadership faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for studies of school and district leadership, student access and transitions to higher education, policy, program evaluation, finance, and comparative education studies. The M.Ed. program and Ed.S. program focus on school and district leadership amidst policy changes and societal trends. The Ph.D. program features a focus on K-20 educational leadership in schools, districts, community colleges, and universities as societal institutions. Faculty members are committed to social justice and provide leadership preparation grounded in social foundations, history, law, economics, leadership theory and organizational theory.
The successful candidate will join a dynamic and diverse faculty and will be expected to: (1) establish a rigorous and ongoing research agenda in the field of educational leadership appropriate for a research intensive institution; (2) teach educational leadership courses face to face and/or online in areas such as school level administration, educational theory, and various disciplines of school building and central office leadership (3) serve on departmental, college and university level committees: (4) provide advisement and research mentoring to graduate students pursuing a M.Ed., Educational Specialists or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Applicants must have (1) an earned doctorate in Educational Administration or closely related field by August 2018, (2) evidence of or potential for a focused and relevant research agenda in educational leadership, (3) expertise in advanced quantitative and/or qualitative research methods (4) commitment to work with a diverse student population including those working in areas of poverty (5) a commitment to practices embedded in social justice, inclusion and equity via service, research and/or teaching congruent with university values and 6) the ability to work cooperatively in a humanistic, transparent and collaborative environment.
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC ...Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.