Assistant/Associate Professor (K12 Leadership)
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor Educational Leadership
Specialization: K-12 Educational Leadership
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Department of Educational Leadership prepares graduates for exemplary leadership of public and private institutions and for educational research through graduate and undergraduate programs. Our department is deeply committed to faculty of the highest quality, integration of faith and learning, cutting-edge research, and student mentorship. To learn more about the EDL department visit the Department of Educational Leadership.
Consistent with Baylor’s mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include:
- Earned doctorate in educational leadership, administration, and supervision, or closely related field
- Ability to advance the Christian mission of Baylor University
- Demonstrated success of a distinguished scholarly record such as publications, peer reviewed publications or a program of research;
- Demonstrated excellence in distinguished scholarly activity through state and national conference presentations, state, regional leadership positions in professional organizations;
- Commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
- Willingness to work collaboratively with other faculty, students, and staff;
- Evidence of prominent educational leadership experience in PK-16 school systems as a teacher, principal, director, superintendent, university administrator, or a combination of experiences;
- 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).
- Strong commitment and evidence of ability to mentor graduate student dissertation research
- Evidence of excellence in teaching scholar/practitioners at the university level;
- Demonstrated success in the evaluation of education problems at all levels of the education system--schools, districts, universities and colleges, state and federal agencies;
- Demonstrated success in obtaining external funding; and,
- Knowledge of current state and federal leadership standards
The primary responsibilities of this position include:
- Teaching in the graduate programs;
- Maintaining a distinguished program of scholarship;
- Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding;
- Recruiting and advising students; and
- Providing service to the department, university and the profession.
RANK, SALARY, AND BEGINNING DATE: Assistant or Associate Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership (tenure-track). The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2024.
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 November 1, 2023 or until position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates should include the following in their application materials.
- Letter of interest that addresses the position’s qualifications and responsibilities and includes a statement of personal faith and potential fit with Baylor’s Christian mission
- A curriculum vitae
- Transcripts documenting the terminal degree (official transcripts required prior to on-campus interview)
- Contact information for three to five professional references. Note: Reference checks will only be initiated for those applicants who advance to the finalist phase (i.e., on-campus interviews).
For questions regarding the position, please contact search committee chair, Dr. Jon Eckert (Jon_Eckert@baylor.edu)
Application materials must be submitted electronically to: apply.interfolio.com/130378
About Baylor School of Education:
For more than 100 years, the School of Education has advanced Baylor University’s mission across the globe while preparing students for a range of careers focused on education, leadership, and human development. With more than 60 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research and outreach portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and mentorship. Baylor School of Education’s undergraduate teacher education programs have earned national distinction for innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future educators with deep clinical preparation. Likewise, the school’s graduate programs have attained national recognition for their exemplary preparation of research scholars, educational leaders, innovators, and clinicians. Graduate enrollments continue to rise, with more than 700 students pursuing advanced study and professional preparation through 17 different graduate program options including MA, MSEd, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels.
Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad, and several new searches underway for faculty colleagues, the School is in a period of significant expansion and deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers, and clinicians.
Explore the School of Education through the website, including these links of interest:
- Department of Curriculum & Instruction
- Department of Educational Leadership
- Department of Educational Psychology
- Faculty Profiles
- Grants and Initiatives
- Graduate Programs in the SOE
- Undergraduate Teacher Education Majors
- News from the School of Education and Impact newsletter online
About Baylor 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 designated an R1 institution within the Carnegie Foundation’s classification system. Baylor University is also recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education within its honor roll of "Great Colleges to Work For." Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while affording faculty and staff the opportunity to live in one of the fastest-growing areas of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate Forward, 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.
Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor’s curriculum includes 126 baccalaureate programs, 79 master’s programs, 47 doctoral programs (including the JD), the Education Specialist program, and the Master of Laws program.
The links below may offer more insights about Baylor University:
- Research at Baylor
- Athletics website
- University Leadership: Office of the President
- University Leadership: Office of the Provost
- Faculty Senate
- Human Resources* and information on Employee Benefits
*For additional questions about Human Resources, please email askHR@baylor.edu
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, 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, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.