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Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

University of California San Diego
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position title: Assistant Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. APPLICATION WINDOW
Open date: September 9, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego seeks an Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2023, to join the faculty and support a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Educational Leadership being implemented in collaboration with California State University, San Marcos. We seek a scholar who is committed to the intersection of research and practice with traditionally underrepresented/marginalized communities and is able to bridge PreK-12 and higher education. A strong candidate will have a deep understanding of educational leadership and organizations and bridge novel theories with methods in order to address compelling questions that address educational change and transformation in a diverse society. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach, mentor, and support doctoral level students who are practitioners. Experience in PreK-12 and/or higher education practice is highly desirable.

Education Studies is a department with rich research, service, and teaching partnerships across Southern California where we value our work in local contexts,as well as national and international communities. As a department, we focus particularly on scholars whose work addresses research, teaching, and service with the goal to transform education in a diverse society. Our department interests include a variety of domains of education research and disciplinary thought (

We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students.

Responsibilities for this position will include: teaching graduate and undergraduate courses; maintaining an active program of research; and guiding working practitioners in conducting dissertation research. The teaching schedule for this program will require flexibility on the part of the faculty since courses will be offered evenings, weekends and summers to accommodate the work schedules of the graduate students who will be drawn from local educators and administrators who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be
keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

QUALIFICATIONS Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D., Ed.D., or have advanced to candidacy in Education or related discipline at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Doctoral degree must be completed by the time of the position start date.
Preferred qualifications
Previous practitioner experience in Pre-K-12 and/or Higher Education and record of bridging research to practice is highly desirable.

Experience teaching in higher education

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter which addresses research, teaching, and service, including how your research applies to educational leadership studies.

  • Writing Sample - At least one (up to three) representative peer-reviewed research publications or papers under review or in preparation.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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