Open Rank Clinical Faculty in Educational Leadership

Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Iowa
College of Education
Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
Open Rank Clinical Faculty in Educational Leadership


The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa invites applications for a fiscal year open rank clinical-track faculty position in the Educational Leadership program.  The position will begin July 1, 2021.


The University of Iowa is looking for an individual to help us in our mission to have a great leader in every Iowa school. We seek an experienced K12 educational leader who is committed to excellence in leadership, especially for social justice and equity. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the educational disparities impacting students and families in Iowa and the reasons those disparities exist and perpetuate. This person must also show a commitment to work collaboratively to make positive change for all students in Iowa schools. 

The Dean and program faculty are dedicated to developing innovative principal licensure and superintendent certification programs that build on our legacy of developing highly effective principals and superintendents who will be vigorous education leaders for the 21st century.  We are committed to preparing leaders who inspire teachers and make it their mission to provide their students with the very best preparation for their futures. 

Clinical-track faculty are typically allocated 80% teaching/field supervision and 20% service.  A clinical faculty member must provide evidence of excellence in teaching, supervision, and curricular planning.  Clinical-track faculty are eligible for promotion to full and may have continuous multiple year appointments.

The Educational Leadership Program offers four degrees. 

  1. M.A. (designed for principal licensure)
  2. Ed.S. (designed for superintendent certification)
  3. Ph.D.
  4. Ed.D. (practice focused doctorate)

The candidate hired as clinical-track will serve as a faculty member for all four degrees.

Education Requirement

By June 2021, prospective candidates must have earned an MA or Ed.S. in Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, or a closely related field for appointment at the rank of clinical instructor. A doctorate in an above listed discipline is required for appointment at the rank of clinical assistant, associate or full professor.

Required Qualifications

  1. Advanced degree in Educational Leadership with successful leadership experience at the building, district, or AEA level. 
  2. Evidence of experience with continuous school improvement initiatives.
  3. Ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Evidence of active participation in state-level organizations
  2. Experience in personnel supervision and evaluation
  3. Experience in teaching in higher education
  4. Recipient of recognition/awards for excellence


This position will serve as an instructor and assist with the Principal and Superintendent Preparation programs.  The successful candidate will work to coordinate field experiences for the Educational Leadership Program, working in conjunction with the Program Coordinator.  In addition to teaching assignments of clinical courses in both program areas, this will include the following responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of a recruitment plan for prospective students entering the Educational Leadership Practitioner Programs.
  • Assist in the recruitment, development, and supervision of adjunct faculty.
  • Oversee ongoing seminars for adjunct faculty and coordinate training, development, and supervision of adjunct faculty.
  • Oversee admissions.
  • Assist in the recruitment, development, and supervision of field supervisors for the clinical field experiences.
  • Hold ongoing seminars for field supervisors for training, development, and supervision.


Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits..


Fiscal year (12 month) clinical-track appointment beginning July 1, 2021 or negotiable start date.


Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and graduate college transcripts.  To apply for this position, go to our website at choose requisition number 74041.  Address inquiries or nominations to Steven Triplett ( or call 319-335-5370.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the Program

The Educational Leadership program is committed to preparing educators to be exceptional school leaders, professors, and policymakers and offers degrees and licensure for PK-12 school leadership.  Most students in the program are practicing teachers and administrators, and the majority of classes are offered in the evenings during the regular academic year.  Additionally, most classes are offered via interactive distance education.  Our courses are taught by a combination of faculty, who will share cutting-edge theory and practitioners, who are working professionals with exemplary leadership experience.  These are recognized and award-winning educational leaders from across the state who work in both urban and rural school districts. 

About the College

The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders, scholars, and innovators in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning

About the University and Surrounding Community

The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities.  UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909.  UI ranks #34 among the nation’s 629 public universities (U.  S.   News & World Report).  More than 32,500 students earn bachelor’s, graduate, and professional degrees from UI’s 11 colleges.   

UI is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities.  With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown.  Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world.  The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive. 

The University of Iowa is a founding member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) and is committed to recruiting and retaining the most talented and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual-career couples. 

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.