Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Instructional/Educational/School Leadership

Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 06, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Professional Practice Assistant Professor - Instructional/Educational/School Leadership

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Utah State University is seeking a Professional Practice Assistant Professor in Instructional Leadership with a primary emphasis on school leadership. Located on the main campus in beautiful Logan, Utah, this is a non-tenure track, 9-month academic year position with the opportunity for summer employment dependent on the availability of funds. The role assignment for this position is 85% teaching, 10% research, and 5% service with a possible 4-4 teaching load (i.e., four classes per semester during the academic year). The successful candidate will join a vibrant school of 42 faculty—31 on the Logan campus and 11 on Statewide Campuses.

Review of applications will begin November 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.The anticipated start date is January or August 2021, depending on the availability of the selected candidate.

Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kathleen Mohr (435-797-3964;

• Teach graduate courses in educational leadership and areas related to school leadership and operations
• Support the coordination of admissions, scheduling, and advising for instructional leadership graduate programs
• Show commitment to teaching and working with students from diverse populations
• Participate in scholarship relevant to educational leadership and assigned responsibilities
• Serve on graduate student committees
• Provide national, state, and local service to the profession

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Earned EdD or PhD by June 2021 with emphasis in educational leadership or a closely related discipline
ABD will be considered at the Professional Practice Instructor level
2. Five years experience as a school or district level administrator in K-12 Education
3. Demonstrated commitment to support diversity and inclusiveness
4. Experience teaching adults and providing professional development
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and collegial relationships with faculty, students, and staff
6. Evidence of scholarship or ability to contribute to scholarly writing

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Current or past Utah administrative licensure
2. Ability to lead and organize programs to promote effective student progress
3. Effective teaching at the college/university level
4. Experience with teaching via online instruction and distance education delivery

Required Documents
Along with your on-line application, please attach:
1) Current curriculum vitae (CV) to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"
2) Contact information for five professional references to be provided at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile
3) Copies of teaching evaluations for any university-level instruction (see specific information below)
4) Letter of application describing your qualifications for the position and specifying areas of teaching experience (see specific information below)
5) Teaching Philosophy and approaches used with adult students (see specific information below)

Additional Document Submission Information:
All application materials must be provided through the USU Jobs site.

Document 3 should be uploaded into the candidate profile at the beginning of your application in the Documents 1-5 or Documents 6-10 section. Multiple documents can be uploaded.

Documents 4 and 5 should be typed/pasted during the application process. The system will provide individual text boxes for each document in which the applicant will be directed to paste or type the document. Document 4 will be pasted or typed in the Cover Letter form and document 5 will be pasted or typed in the Teaching Philosophy form.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.

To apply, visit:

Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

College/Department Highlights
Department Highlights:

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership offers graduate programs including an MEd in instructional leadership, an administrative/supervisory concentration, an MS, MEd, and EdS in curriculum and instruction and a PhD in education with doctoral concentrations in instructional leadership, literacy education and leadership, mathematics education and leadership, cultural studies, and science education. We offer undergraduate programs for early childhood education (K-3), elementary education, and the professional education framework leading to secondary education licensure in other teaching majors. We also offer endorsement programs in early childhood education, reading education, gifted and talented education, and ESL education. This position is specifically oriented within the PhD and MEd programs in Instructional Leadership and the Administrative/Supervisory Concentration.

As part of a land-grant institution, we deliver our programs to students on campuses across the state of Utah through interactive broadcast and online delivery. We value our partnerships with local, state, national, and international leaders and welcome the many ongoing opportunities we have to collaborate toward common goals. Drawing on the extensive knowledge base in both theoretical and practice-oriented research, we design programs and research focusing on increasing the quality of teaching, learning, and leadership within complex local and global contexts. This involves creating equitable educational opportunities for all students, as well as preparing researchers and instructional leaders to use evidence-based instruction that results in improved student achievement and equitable opportunities in schools for all students.

College Highlights:
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #26 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked 6th in the nation in total research dollars. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State's statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination
In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU's non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266
Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:
U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481,
U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.