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Faculty, Educational Leadership

Mercer University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

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Job Title:Faculty, Educational Leadership

Department:Educational Leadership

College/Division:College Of Education

Primary Job Posting Location:

Atlanta, GA 30341

Additional Job Posting Locations:

(Other locations that this position could be based)

Job Details:Mercer University's Tift College of Education seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Leadership with experience and credentials in public or independent school leadership to teach and inspire graduate students preparing for P-12 leadership positions. This is a 9-month, tenure track position with rank to be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate.


The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in-person, hybrid, and online courses, advising students, guiding doctoral students' research, and advancing a defined line of research, leading to publications and external funding. Further, the successful candidate will provide robust instruction and advisement to facilitate each student’s capacity to apply the knowledge, tools, resources, and skills necessary to excel as a P-12 leader who invigorates schools, inspires teachers, and motivates children. Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in programmatic and professional development activities linked to instructional quality and student success, as well as service to the Tift College, Mercer University, and P-12 communities.



  • Earned doctorate in P-12 school leadership or a related field from a regionally accredited college or university

  • Experience as a P-12 school administrator at the district and/or building level in a public or independent school setting

  • Knowledge of major challenges facing the assurance of quality classroom teaching and student learning and awareness of research-based approaches to address them

  • Evidence of leading effective change at the school or district level in settings serving students from diverse economic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds

  • Ability to provide exemplary graduate-level instruction in P-12 Leadership

  • Capacity to direct and serve on doctoral dissertation committees

  • Commitment to supporting a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity

  • Purposeful intent to pursue a scholarly research agenda that is relevant to the discipline

  • Commitment to engaging and working collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Evidence of school-community collaborations that include organizing parents, specialists, administrators, teachers, and other stakeholders to maximize the academic, emotional, and personal growth and safety of students

  • Evidence of scholarly productivity and advancing a defined research agenda related to an area of P-12 educational leadership with the potential for seeking and managing externally funded projects

  • Excellent networking and recruiting abilities

  • Facility in the use of technology to develop and deliver online synchronous and asynchronous instruction

  • A clear understanding of the intersection of research and practice in school leadership

  • Expertise in quantitative research methods

Screening of applications begins October 1, 2023, and continues until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by October 31, 2023. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. A complete application consists of 1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications cited above, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40

Job Family:Faculty Education

EEO Statement:


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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