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Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Leadership

Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Louisiana
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Date posted
Dec 5, 2023


Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations is accepting applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2024.  Faculty will be expected to teach master’s and doctoral level courses in educational leadership, research methods, and/or the application of data and research methods for school improvement to cohort groups, on- and off-campus and in the evenings, using face-to-face and distance learning formats; advise and mentor doctoral candidates; establish and maintain an active agenda of research and scholarship, including presentations and publications; establish and maintain liaisons with administrators, educators, school systems, and educational organizations for collaborative programs and research activities; assist in planning and supporting student recruitment and alumni relations efforts; and participate in service to the university, college, department, and community and to state, regional, and national educational leadership organizations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please complete and submit the online application.  The application must include all education, relevant work experience, and the names and contact information for three references.  The following attachments must be submitted with the online application: letter of application describing your match to the advertised position and teaching philosophy, current curriculum vita, and a copy of your doctoral transcript (official transcripts for all degrees will be required upon employment).  To ensure consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2024.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair,  

Earned doctorate in educational leadership, research methods, or related discipline from an accredited university by hire date.
Three years of administrative experience in K-12 education or demonstrated expertise in the area of educational leadership or research methods through scholarship and teaching in higher education.
A record of excellence in or strong potential for mentoring doctoral students, serving on doctoral committees, and chairing doctoral dissertation committees.
A record of or strong potential for publication and scholarship, including an identified research agenda; and experience with ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse populations.

Eligibility for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor requires evidence of a high degree of competency in teaching, research, and publication and a minimum of seven years of appropriate total experience.  The applicant's experience must include a minimum of five years of full-time collegiate experience in the teaching field or related area as Assistant or Associate professor.

Teaching, work experience, and/or research interest in one or more of the following areas: Leadership theory; management of educational organizations; human resource management; family, school, and community partnerships; legal and fiscal issues in education; assessment in educational settings; educational policy; higher education administration; community/technical college administration; quantitative or qualitative research methodology; and data-driven decision making.  Experience in grant writing and a record of using innovative instructional techniques are also desired.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; commitment to personal and professional integrity and caring; ability to cooperate with others for the benefit of the students, program, and university; demonstrated knowledge of national and state trends and agendas in educational change and improvement; and ability to actively engage in program development, refinement, and delivery.

Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Copies of Transcripts (Only an unofficial transcript for the Highest degree is required at application. Official transcripts for all degrees will be required upon employment.)

Posting Close Date:  January 31, 2024

Please Note:  Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the posting close date to ensure consideration.

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply button and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future vacancies. Any required documents should be attached under the Resume/CV section of your application. If all required documents are not attached you will NOT be considered.


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