Assistant Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership

Arizona, United States
05 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Educatnl Policy Studies Pract (3221)
Location: Main Campus

Position Summary    

The University of Arizona (UA), is seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice who will coordinate the Masters (MED) program in Educational Leadership and teach face-to-face, hybrid and online graduate courses in Educational Leadership.

The University of Arizona is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in the southern Arizona region that borders northern México, a region rich in bilingual and transnational connections. The University of Arizona resides on the traditional land of the Tohono O’odham people and we respect the rights of the members of the 20 tribes recognized by the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA). We aim to increase tribal members access to our programs.

The preferred candidate will hold a doctorate in Educational Leadership or closely related field, with administrative experience serving as a K-12 leader.

We are looking for a new colleague who shares our department’s philosophical commitment to developing educational leaders who will advance innovative and equity-focused leadership through a dedication to social justice. In particular, our program aims, through its scholarship, teaching, and service to its students and graduates, to strengthen educational opportunities and outcomes for all students, especially those individuals historically and presently underserved by our current educational and social systems. Fundamental to our program is a collaborative approach that brings together research, theory and praxis.

Our students bring a range of experience and expertise to our program. The majority of our students are full-time educational practitioners working in schools as classroom teachers, leaders or administrators. We also have students who work in community organizations, non-profits, and in school district office in the capacity of instructional coach or professional developer. Additionally, a number of our students are already part of the UA community working in departments on campus. We are happy to also have a number of international students who intend to work for their Ministries of Education upon completion of their degree.

We welcome applications who utilize a range of pedagogical approaches that meet the diverse learning needs of students. Priority will be placed on applicants whose scholarship and teaching centers on issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity with orientations to social justice, and democracy.

To apply, please submit a current curriculum vitae, a statement describing how you envision yourself in the position and what you would bring to the Educational Leadership Program, and three letters of reference. We will begin reviewing completed applications on June 1, 2019 and continue until someone has been hire. We anticipate inviting finalists to campus in August 2019 with an anticipated start date of January 2020. If you would like to know more about the position or have questions, please contact the Search Chair, Jill Koyama at or (520) 626 1862.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities    

  • Take the lead in developing innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, sustaining and supporting race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, linguistic, ability and religious diversity, and expanding collaborations with district partners
  • Lead in recruitment efforts by coordinating with local school districts and UA Community
  • Cultivate and strengthen working relationships with all area school districts
  • Develop online courses to increase access for diverse of students
  • Recruit, hire, and support adjunct experts to increase diversity of teaching in Masters program
  • Maintain a workload typical for NTE faculty, defined as 40% teaching, 40% coordination of the program and 20% related to service
  • Teach Masters level courses in Educational Leadership in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats
  • Serve as advisor for the Masters students in Educational Leadership and supervise internships
  • Coordinate the certification process for superintendent and principal candidates
  • Contribute to service responsibilities of the University of Arizona, in part through participation on committees, both internal and statewide (Program Coordinators and Professional Program Meetings)
  • Participation in Arizona Superintendents Association and other state leadership organizations
  • Prepare and update documentation required for Arizona Department of Education program review
  • Be available for in-state travel to carry out the position related duties and responsibilities

We seek candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Experience in providing quality programming—face-to-face, hybrid, and online—for students
  • Demonstrated outstanding and innovative teaching
  • Proven capacity to collaborate effectively with colleagues and to build relationships with education personnel in the field
  • A history of successful leadership across K-20 settings, with an emphasis on K-12 experience

Minimum Qualifications    

  • Earned doctorate in the fields of Doctorate in Educational Leadership or related field
  • Administrative experiences as a K-12 leader

Preferred Qualifications    

  • Spanish-English Bilingual
  • Experience as a superintendent or assistant superintendent
  • Experience teaching in higher education

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Career-Track (NTE)
FLSA: Exempt
FTE:  1.0
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay: Based on Qualifications and Experience
Job Category: Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)