Assoc/Full Professor of the Practice & Program Coord - Edu Admin

University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title

Assoc/Full Professor of the Practice & Program Coord - Edu Admin


Ed Leadership & Policy Studies

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

60% Teaching and Advising:
  • Teach three online, hybrid, or in-person graduate-level courses each Fall/Spring semester and at least one course in summer session, with additional compensation for summer teaching. Level of involvement in course planning varies depending on the course
  • Develop students’ understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion through coursework, field experiences, and other components of their practitioner preparation experience
  • Advise and support graduate students in our fully online and campus-based building and district leadership preparation programs, as needed
  • In coordination with other faculty, provide program advising for first year EdD students
  • Participate in student milestone exams, such as portfolio reviews for MSE, doctoral comprehensive exams, and dissertation committees
30% Program Coordination for online MSE and campus-based EdD program:
  • Recruit and select lecturers for online and campus-based programs
  • Serve as MSE program liaison with online program provider for admissions, enrollment, and advising
  • Convene program faculty meetings as necessary
  • Work with department chair and staff to schedule courses for EdD program
  • Conduct student orientation for EdD program
  • Assist program faculty in efforts to recruit students from diverse populations
  • Assist with program activities such as organizing EdD comprehensive exams
  • Coordinate KSDE/CAEP-accreditation requirements, including data collection, analysis, reporting, and collaboration with practitioners for both MSE and EdD programs
10% Service
  • Actively engage in service activities within and outside the department, School of Education and Human Sciences, the university, public school communities, etc.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with local school districts and related agencies, including cultivating a professional network with area districts that are demographically and geographically diverse

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Conditions of Employment

Limited Term

Contact Information to Applicants

Thomas DeLuca ( )

Limited Term End Date


Position Number


Required Qualifications

For the Rank of Associate Professor of the Practice
  1. An earned doctorate in Educational Administration or a related field from an accredited institution
  2. A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a PK-12 building or program leader, superintendent, or district-level administrator.
For the Rank of Full Professor of the Practice
  1. An earned doctorate in Educational Administration or a related field from an accredited institution.
  2. A minimum of 10 years’ experience as a principal and superintendent, a senior K-12 school district central office leadership position, state leadership role, or combination of related professional experience.
Position Requirement:
Must be able to be physically present on KU’s Lawrence campus with scheduled office hours, on-campus instruction, committee meetings, etc. Candidates currently working in Kansas will be expected to have Kansas State Department of Education District Level licensure or administrative licensure as required by current state of employment.

Employee Class


Advertised Salary Range

commensurate with experience



Preferred Qualifications

  1. Leadership at state or regional level
  2. Previous online teaching experience at the postsecondary level
  3. Record of involvement in activities promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in school settings as described in the cover letter, resume/CV, or in the required diversity statement response.
  4. Experience working with Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) standards for licensure and assessment processes.

Position Overview

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Kansas, School of Education and Human Sciences is searching for a Professor of the Practice and Program Coordinator for the Educational Administration Master’s and Doctoral programs for the 2021-2022 academic year beginning August 18, 2021.

This position is a full-time, academic year (9 -month), non-tenure track appointment ending May 16, 2024, with the potential for re-appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at the graduate-level and providing coordination and leadership for the MSE and EdD programs. Course instruction during the summer term is required for a minimum of one course (with additional compensation).

KU seeks applicants that meet the University’s mission in demonstrating a commitment to excellence, contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See . The School of Education and Human Sciences and the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department strongly value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We seek candidates who can contribute to fostering an inclusive culture. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, a city with a population exceeding 95,000. The community is known for its support of the University, education, arts, and research and regularly appears in various “best town” listings. Lawrence is centrally located between the State of Kansas Capitol in Topeka and the major metropolitan community of Kansas City.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the time of appointment.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter describing your professional experience, why this position is of interest to you, and your teaching philosophy related to working with graduate students/emerging school leaders (2) a CV that lists your record of accomplishments and productivity; and (3) a list of three professional references. These documents should be submitted through KU’s online application website.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  1. Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Only completed applications will be considered. Review of applications begins on April 15, 2021 and continues until a pool of qualified applicants is collected.

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