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Faculty - Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted April 07, 2020
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Faculty-Education-Teacher Education
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Department of Education Policy and Leadership

Rank/Title: Associate/Full Professor/Department Chair         Position Number: 53215

The Simmons School of Education & Human Development invites applications for an Associate-Full Professor / Department Chair position in The Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL). EPL seeks a scholar with a strong record of research and external funding in K-12 educational leadership and/or administrator preparation. We seek an experienced and capable leader to serve as chair of the EPL Department. Preferred research agenda would include one or more of the following areas: educational executive, mid-level, and distributed leadership; leadership for STEM education; effectiveness of administrator preparation programs; impact of educational innovation on teachers and administrators; educational equity and K-12 educational leadership & policy. K-12 experience is desirable.  The candidate should be able to show evidence of administrative ability through prior experience in administering programs, departments, centers, or large grants.  Applicants with the rank of Associate Professor who would be eligible for promotion to Full Professor are preferred. This position would provide performance assessment and mentorship to the department’s junior faculty and would also engage in academic advising by serving on doctoral dissertation committees and teaching at the graduate level. This position will also serve as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council.

Duties & Responsibilities

Minimum Requirements: This position requires: (a) an earned doctorate in educational leadership, policy or administration; instructional leadership; or a closely related field; (b) a distinguished scholarly record at the associate or full professor level in educational leadership or a closely related field; (c) experience in areas of program development and mentoring of junior faculty and graduate students; (d) record of relevant teaching; (e) a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness; (f) evidence of participation/leadership in national professional organizations; and (g) a commitment to working in an interdisciplinary teaching and learning environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of educational leadership experience in K-16 school systems as a teacher, principal, director, superintendent, university administrator, or combination of experiences; history of obtaining external funding for research; a commitment to diversity and interest in working with K-12 schools in an urban setting. 

Located near the center of Dallas, SMU is a private university of 11,000 students offering strong undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through seven schools – Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Cox School of Business, Meadow School of the Arts, Lyle School of Engineering, Perkins School of Theology, Dedman School of Law, and Simmons School of Education and Human Development. To learn more about the rich cultural environment of SMU: http://smu.edu

Interested applicants should submit their application package through the online system: Interfolio. The package should include: 1) a letter of application highlighting the candidate's qualifications, 2) a complete curriculum vitae and, and 3) the names of three references. References will not be contacted unless candidates are selected as finalists. 

For questions about the search submission process, contact Karen Milligan at kmilligan@smu.eduFor questions about the department or the position, contact Dr. Frank Hernandez, Search Committee Chair, at frankh@smu.edu.

Applicants should submit their application package by December 10, 2018. Reference the position number (53215) in all documents submitted for application. The committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check. The start date for this position is Summer 2019.

Application Due Date: April 26, 2019

Where to Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/46967

For further information contact: kmilligan@smu.edu

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SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.

About the Department of Education Policy & Leadership

The Department of Education Policy and Leadership cultivates and supports leaders and researchers who seek to improve educational outcomes and the culture of learning in schools, colleges, and educational systems through leadership development, scholarship, and service.  Our department consists of five programs, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Ed.D. in Higher Education, M.Ed. Accelerated Leadership, M.Ed. Higher Education, and M.Ed. Urban Leadership, which are supported by sixteen faculty and two staff members.

  • The Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership for PK - Grade 12 (Pre-kindergarten-Grade 12) practitioners is designed to prepare high-level practitioner leaders in PK - Grade 12 educational organizations.

  • The Ed.D.in Higher Education prepares high-level leaders for a variety of roles in postsecondary education settings, including two- and four-year colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, policy organizations, and foundations.

  • The Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership is designed to prepare educational administrators in accordance with certification requirements established by the state of Texas and consistent with national standards and empirical evidence on effective school leadership knowledge and skills.

  • The Master’s of Education degree in Higher Education is a 36 credit-hour program designed to prepare individuals to assume roles in higher education institutions and related fields in accordance with professional standards and empirical evidence on effective leadership knowledge and skills for post-secondary educational settings. 

  • The M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Urban School Leadership is a program born with a sense of passion and urgency in response to the leadership vacuum that often exists in struggling schools--particularly those in urban settings. The program is a joint venture between the Teaching Trust and the SMU Department of Education Policy and Leadership. 

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