Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor & Director of Clinical Experiences and School-Based Partnerships

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POSITION: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor to serve as Director of Clinical Experiences and School-Based Partnerships; position serves all of School of Education (non-tenure faculty position)

REQUIRED 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:

  • Doctoral degree in an education discipline (Ed.D. or Ph.D.).
  • Evidence of Christian faith that is foundational to teaching and leadership philosophy and practice.
  • Demonstrated success working within public and/or private schools.
  • Experience working with state educator certification requirements and supervision.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students, and a commitment to serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and local education agencies.
  • Evidence of significant educational leadership experience in PK-12 school systems as a teacher, principal, director, superintendent, university administrator, or combination of these experiences.
  • Expertise in related key academic area(s) that would enhance the School of Education’s national reputation (e.g., curriculum and teaching, special education, educational leadership, school administration,  school business management and finance).


  • Evidence of teaching excellence at the university level.
  • Demonstrated success in defining and evaluating challenges at all levels of the education system--schools, districts, universities and colleges, state and federal agencies.
  • Demonstrated success supervising educators (e.g., teachers, school-based clinicians, school leaders) and program development.
  • Knowledge of current state and federal leadership standards and certification requirements.
  • Understanding of public and private school challenges and opportunities.


The School of Education offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs focused on learning, leadership, and human development. The school’s educator preparation programs prepare teachers, clinicians, and educational leaders by providing a depth of knowledge and applied experiences that align with certification requirements. This focus on quality preparation aligns with the  Baylor’s mission to prepare leaders for service in a caring environment grounded in well-established school- and community-based partnerships. By modeling and incorporating a supporting environment that values all leaners, our graduates carry that value system into their districts, schools, and classrooms, thereby contributing to Illuminate (Baylor’s strategic plan) in support of human flourishing and community improvement.

This position’s primary responsibilities (approximately 60% effort) will include directing clinical experiences and school-based partnerships:

  • Communicate with Local Education Agency (LEA) partners and faculty regarding matters associated with all school-based clinical experiences.
  • Communicate with LEA partners and faculty regarding matters associated with (a) Professional Development School partnerships and (b) students involved in clinical experiences.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with schools that expand and enhance partnerships and other work that involves the School of Education.
  • Work with the associate dean and associate director of Certification and Program Accountability in the organization, management, and reporting of all data required by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the U. S. Department of Education (USDOE).
  • Represent the School of Education by interfacing with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), State Board of Education (SBOE), National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS), and state and national professional organizations, such as Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) and Texas NAPDS affiliate, as needed.

The position will also include teaching and/or supervision (approximately 40% effort) in one of the school’s educator preparation programs (e.g., teacher, principal, superintendent) that aligns with the faculty member’s expertise.

SALARY AND BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The start date is negotiable (spanning January 1, 2023 through August 1, 2023) with a preference for January 1, 2023.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin July 15 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials: (a) letter of application describing relevant experiences, professional interests, and potential fit with Baylor’s Christian mission; (b) full curriculum vitae; (c) transcripts documenting terminal degree (original required prior to on-campus interview); and (d) contact information for three to four professional references.

APPLY: Materials must be submitted electronically to:

SEARCH CHAIR: Dr. Suzanne Nesmith, Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education


  • Employment with Baylor University is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and verification of degrees earned. 
  • Baylor complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability.  


SCHOOL: Baylor’s School of Education celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019 and has a well-established reputation for excellence in developing dynamic educators, leaders, and researchers. With more than 60 full-time faculty, the school’s growing research portfolio complements its commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring. The school boasts an array of academic offerings housed in three departments: Educational Psychology, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership. Baylor’s award-winning undergraduate program in teacher education serves approximately 400 students and has earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers with extensive clinical preparation. Likewise, the school’s graduate programs are nationally recognized for their exemplary preparation of scholars, advanced clinicians, and educational leaders.

More than 700 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in the School of Education’s master’s, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. programs. With multiple faculty searches underway and exciting new initiatives both at home and abroad, the school is in a period of significant expansion and poised for greater impact through the production of meaningful research and preparation of the next generation of thought leaders.  To learn more about the School of Education please visit

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UNIVERSITY: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas and currently serves approximately 21,000 students. Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation and in 2022 was formally designated an R1 institution within the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system. Baylor University is also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on its honor roll of “Great Colleges to Work For.” Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while affording faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

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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.