Associate Professor of Educational Leadership job with Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership and Innovation Division

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is seeking an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership. Applicants should have an established record of an interdisciplinary research program with clear links to topics related to social justice and equity within or related to educational leadership and organizational change. These areas may include, but are not limited to, social justice leadership, leaders of color, community organizations, school law, curriculum leadership, youth voices in organizational governance, LGBTQIA + issues in education, social movements in education, abolitionist education and issues for students with disabilities and racial disproportion within special education. Applicants should also have a history of effective in-person and online teaching and the ability to design courses that bridge theory to practice in a way that pushes disciplinary boundaries through transformative perspectives. The program seeks applicants with research, teaching and service accomplishments that embody justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to preparing our growing and diverse student body for educational leadership, both in and outside school contexts. Qualified applicants for the rank of associate professor must also be eligible for tenure at Arizona State University, as evidenced by academic achievement and impact.

The Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is a standards-based national and state leadership program that prepares future school leaders in PK-12 contexts who are committed to providing excellent and equitable educational opportunities for all. PK-12 students. Students are expected to facilitate systemic change at the school level; create and maintain a culture of innovation and collaboration; successfully lead the development of the curriculum; interpret and use research to support student success; and provide effective feedback, support and evaluation to educators by creating a community support network for diverse populations and schools. The curriculum is currently undergoing an overhaul and is also creating an uncertified pathway to prepare education leaders to transform schools, communities and society.

This is a position for the academic year (9 months) eligible for benefits that begins August 16, 2022. Faculty members in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation are dedicated to developing leaders education, community advocates, researchers and academics with the knowledge, dispositions and skills that will result in more equitable and inclusive education systems through transformative frameworks and social justice pedagogies.

Essential functions:

The successful candidate will advance the mission of the MFLTC by engaging in academic research, teaching courses, mentoring graduate students, and providing services to college, university, and the profession.

Qualifications required:

  • Doctorate degree obtained in educational leadership or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Strong evidence of high academic productivity with a clear and focused research agenda, links to social justice, and equity related topics in or related to the field of educational leadership and organizational change.
  • Demonstrated success in promoting justice, equity, diversity and / or inclusion in schools and / or communities PK-12

Desired diplomas:

  • Demonstrated expertise in diversifying educational leadership streams to serve in schools, districts and other education systems
  • Demonstrated commitment and expertise in working with diverse populations through research, education and service
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in-person and online courses using interdisciplinary and transformative perspectives
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of research in guiding course development and curriculum redesign
  • History of PK-12 school administration and / or other leadership experiences outside of school
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to sit on college and university committees
  • Demonstrated effort and potential for success in obtaining external funding for research

About the college

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people and takes action to improve education. Recognized nationally as a leader in teacher preparation, leadership development and academic research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares more than 7,600 educators each year. MLFTC professors create knowledge by drawing on a wide range of academic disciplines to better understand important questions about the learning process, teaching practice and the effects of educational policy. The MLFTC engages people through bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, through non-degree professional development programs, and through multilateral and socially integrated community engagement. The MLFTC works by bringing together people and ideas to increase the capacities of individual educators and the performance of education systems.

Aligned with ASU’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, the MLFTC is committed to advancing systemic equity in our curriculum, programs and institutional relationships. The college’s core value, principled innovation, links individual decision-making with the pursuit of systemic fairness.

Application deadline and procedures The application deadline is December 31, 2021.
Applications will continue to be accepted on an ongoing basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the pool can then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Only electronic applications will be considered.

To apply, submit the following:

  • Letter of application / interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact details of 3 professional references
  • A statement with specific examples and an indication of impact that describes how your record of research, education and service commitments intersected and / or contributed to issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. (Maximum of 500 words)

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