Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership

Department of Educational Leadership
Baylor School of Education
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SCHOOL: Baylor's School of Education, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. With 50 full-time faculty members, the school's growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.

The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments--Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Baylor's undergraduate program in teacher education, enrolling 450 students, has earned the School of Education national distinction for its innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Nearly 175 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in master’s, EdS, EdD, PhD programs.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and searches underway for eight new faculty colleagues, the school has entered into a period of significant expansion and of deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians.

UNIVERSITY:  Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (https://www.baylor.edu/profuturis). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the Department of Educational Leadership.

TRACKING ID#:  F014875

POSITION: Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership, School of Education, Baylor University

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:

  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership or Policy;
  • Evidence of a distinguished scholarly record such as publications, peer reviewed publications or a program of research;
  • Commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level;
  • Evidence of prominent educational leadership experience in Preschool-16 school systems as a teacher, principal, director, superintendent, university administrator, or a combination of experiences;
  • Evidence of distinguished scholarly activity through state and national conference presentations, state, regional leadership positions in professional organizations;
  • History of obtaining external funding; and,
  • Expertise in key academic area(s) that would enhance the department’s national reputation (e.g., Educational Law; Politics, Policy and Governance; Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Economics of Education and School Finance.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Educational Leadership offers graduate programs in Higher Education, K-12 Leadership, and Sport Management. These programs include Masters of Education degrees in Principal Certification Preparation, Higher Education and Student Affairs, and Sport Management; an EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership; and a PhD in Higher Education Studies and Leadership. We are committed to preparing men and women for research careers and for executive leadership in preschool-12 schools, school districts, state and federal agencies through exceptional teaching, school system and agency partnerships, the utilization of research-based practices for school improvement and student success, and the integration of scholarship and practice. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

  • Hale Center for Educational leadership
  • Teaching in the graduate programs;
  • Maintaining a distinguished program of scholarship;
  • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding;
  • Recruiting and mentoring students; and
  • Providing service to the department, university and the profession.

RANK AND SALARY: Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2018.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by Dec. 12, 2017.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials: a letter of application that addresses the position qualifications and responsibilities; curriculum vitae; and copy of transcripts documenting terminal degree (original required prior to on campus interview). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via Interfolio (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later.

Materials should be submitted electronically tohttps://apply.interfolio.com/44495

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. John E. Wilson, Search Committee Chair, John E. Wilson

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.