Department Name: 8G010:Educational Leadership Studies
The University of Kentucky invites applications for a new, innovative member of the Department of Educational Leadership Studies, for an Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Professor) Regular Title Series Position, tenure-eligible, to begin August 16, 2024. Our department is celebrating 100 years of existence this year and is a founding member of the University Council for Educational Leadership. We seek a new member to help sustain our tradition of exceptional leadership preparation for schools, universities, and community roles both in Kentucky and globally. You are eligible for a generous benefits package as a University of Kentucky faculty member with diverse rewards, focusing on your total well-being. Additional information and updates to benefits can be found at: https://www.uky.edu/hr/benefits
The Department is primarily seeking an individual who can contribute immediately to our well-respected global doctoral programs in Educational Leadership (both Ed.D. and Ph.D.) which enroll students that work across the P-20 continuum. The Department also offers school leadership programs in principal and superintendent, as well as a new bachelor's in Leadership for Community Education and Human Learning. Contributions to these programs would be valued as well.
We seek an individual who can teach foundational and advanced courses in leadership theories, practices, and applications. Specialization expertise of interest is broad, but includes: crisis management, critical perspectives, cultural diversity, data analytics, equity and diversity in leadership, educational innovation, ethics, finance, governance, instructional leadership, learner-centered leadership, organizational learning, school-community partnerships, or socio-emotional leadership. We seek an individual who has and can teach methodological research skills broadly, particularly from a mixed methods and action research approach.
The successful candidate will evidence a strong commitment to support equity, diversity, and justice efforts. We desire candidates that seek to embed their work within community through socially just, civic-embedded scholarship.
A robust student experience is central to our programs and thus we seek an individual with demonstrated capacity to provide guidance and support to students across different levels (e.g., mentor educational Specialist and doctoral students, supervise dissertations, and provide professional service). We specifically seek experience chairing and/or serving on doctoral committees for candidates at the rank of associate or full professor.
The selected candidate will maintain an active, community-engaged research agenda with a strong record of research publications and presentations at academic conferences. We particularly seek individuals with prior success or potential for externally funded research, as pursuit of external funding is an expectation of the position.
While departmental leadership roles are not a requirement, we seek an individual who is open to providing program or departmental leadership within our own learning community in the relatively near future.
Application review begins November 1, 2023. Applications should include:
A letter of application describing their appropriateness for the position (upload under Cover Letter);
Candidate statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (upload under Specific Request 1);
Current curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita);
Statements on Teaching, Research, and Service (upload under Specific Request 2); and
The names and contact information for at least three professional references (upload under Specific Request 3).
Ability to teach foundational and advanced courses in leadership theories, practices, and applications
Specialization expertise of interests include: crisis management, critical perspectives, cultural diversity, data analytics, equity and diversity in leadership, educational innovation, ethics, finance, governance, instructional leadership, learner-centered leadership, organizational learning, school-community partnerships, or socio-emotional leadership.
Methodological expertise, with quantitative preferred
Experience using mixed methods or multiple methods
Experience using action research approaches, with mixed-methods action research design experience preferred
Demonstrated capacity to provide guidance and support students across different levels, with experience chairing doctoral committees preferred
Active research agenda in community-engaged research, including knowledge of Community Based Participatory Research.
Substantive record of research publications
Substantive record of presentations at academic conferences
Ability to generate research-based funding
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership/Administration/Policy or a related field.
Required Related Experience:
Experiences as a professor commensurate with the Rank, including leading doctoral dissertations and teaching educational leadership coursework.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
School, district, college, university, and/or community leadership experience
Demonstrated experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Demonstrated experience teaching online courses
Demonstrated experience mentoring students toward graduate and professional goals
Demonstrated experience in curriculum design, assessment, and continuous improvement at the higher education level
Leadership potential for departmental positions including program chair or Director of Graduate Studies.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.