Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Educational Leadership (Open Rank)

Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) at Indiana University Bloomington School of Education seeks applicants for a tenure-track, open-rank position in our nationally recognized educational leadership (EL) program. The EL program has a deep commitment to social justice, high quality research, and the preparation of exemplary leaders in education (see https://education.indiana.edu/programs/educational-leadership.html). Additional information about the School of Education can be found at http://education.indiana.edu/.

The educational leadership program offers degrees at the Master’s, Ed.S., Ed.D., and Ph.D. levels, as well as offering licensure for special education, building, and district leaders. We offer certificates in Improvement Science and Education Law. We also have formal collaborations with other units in the university, including the Maurer School of Law (J.D. Minor in Education Policy).  In addition, we have strong collaborations with school districts and professional associations.

We seek outstanding candidates with research and teaching interests related to one or more of the following specializations: school law, school or district leadership, school/community collaborations, social justice leadership, or ethics.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on issues pertaining to education law, educational leadership; to teach leadership, law, and other courses in the doctoral, master’s, licensure, and certificate programs; to direct doctoral dissertations; to advise graduate students; and serve in program leadership capacities.

Interested candidates should possess the following qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate (Ed.D., Ph.D. and/or J.D.) in education, educational administration, or a related field by July 31, 2022.
  • An established research agenda as evidenced by scholarly publications
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • For candidates considering advanced rank:
  • Evidence of effective teaching in a masters or doctoral program
  • Evidence of mentoring and advising experience with masters or doctoral students


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in quantitative, qualitative, legal, and/or mixed research methods
  • Previous success securing external research grants and contracts
  • Evidence of engagement with national, state, and district leaders
  • Experience supporting Ph.D./Ed.D. students and dissertations
  • Capacity to serve in one or more program leadership roles
  • Experience with alternative course delivery (e.g., online, hybrid).

Screening of applications will begin August 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin no later than August 1, 2022. Candidates can apply at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/11094:

  1. a letter of application describing research and teaching interests and experience,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. one letter of professional reference,
  4. list of three references if applying as an assistant professor or six references if applying as an associate or full professor, (applicants will be notified when references will be contacted),
  5. one scholarly writing sample, and
  6. evidence of teaching ability or effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations).


Questions about the position may be directed by emailing Search Committee Chair, Dr. Janet Decker at deckerjr@indiana.edu, 201 North Rose Avenue 4228, Bloomington, IN 47405.

The faculty of Indiana University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, and members of other under-represented groups.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.