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Tenure-Track Positions, Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Studies (002859-2013)

The Department of Educational Studies (www.edst.purdue.edu) invites applications for two positions in educational leadership, one at the assistant professor level and the other open rank at the associate/assistant professor level commensurate with qualifications. 

Requirements: The successful candidates will be expected to (a) establish a programmatic research program; (b) publishing in top tier journals in educational leadership and administration; (c) obtain external funding; (d) teach and mentoring graduate students; (e) contribute to the initiatives and activities of the program area.  Experience with offering distance education courses is desirable.

The Program in Educational Leadership prepares educators for leadership and policy roles in K-12 schools and related educational organizations both locally and nationally.  The Program seeks to develop innovative models for policy and practice in focused areas of emphasis which will provide beneficial impact in K-12 educational organizations.  Because the Program is small, interdisciplinary work across traditional disciplinary boundaries is encouraged.  Each member of the faculty is expected to develop an area of scholarly emphasis and/or contribute to signature areas of research in the College (e.g., STEM education and multiculturalism).  Examples of possible emphasis areas include K-12 governance; assessment and development of educational professionals; implementing innovations in STEM education; enacting principles of social justice in schools; and fostering K-12 student learning.  Districts that may be classified as small and rural are a particular emphasis within the program area, which is the home of the National Rural Education Association.  The Department is seeking to diversify its faculty.

Applications: Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013 and continue until filled.  Send letter of application, curriculum vita, letters from three references, philosophy of teaching, statement of professional goals and a sample publication to Dr. Marilyn Hirth, Search Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Educational Studies, BRNG, 100 N. University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  47907-2098 (765-494-7299, mahirth@purdue.edu.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in educational leadership or a closely related field. Administrative experience in P-12 school districts at building and central office levels is preferred.  A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.