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Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Teacher Education
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Educational Leadership at The University of Montana is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin mid-August 2022. The position is responsible for teaching, research, and service to support master’s and doctoral programs. The position’s 3/2 teaching load will be built around the successful candidate’s interests and program needs. The Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Montana is committed to expanding diversity in all of its forms to enhance our university community and enrich student experiences. As such, we encourage applications from individuals with varied identities, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Required qualifications
  • An earned doctorate in educational administration, educational leadership, school improvement, educational policy, or a closely related field by July 31, 2022
  • Demonstrate potential for or have an established record of research and publication in educational leadership or related fields
  • Demonstrate potential for or exhibit evidence of quality teaching in a graduate program
  • Demonstrate potential for or have evidence of leadership/service at the university, college, department, and discipline levels
  • Have experience as a K-12 school superintendent
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Preferred qualifications
  • Expertise in quantitative and/or mixed research methods
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and/or communities
  • Experience supporting Ph.D. and Ed.D. students as they move through their dissertation research
  • Capacity to serve in a leadership role for a academic programming
  • Experience building partnerships with school districts and educational organizations
  • Experience with analog and digital course delivery (e.g., online or hybrid)
About UM and Missoula

The University of Montana, a flagship, research institution of approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, is one of the nation's outstanding public universities, committed to liberal arts education, research, and strong professional programs. It is located in Missoula, a cosmopolitan Rocky Mountain community, often singled out in national publications for its quality of life. The vibrant downtown community embraces the state’s most sophisticated music and art scene.

Missoula is set right in the middle of the mountains and the rivers of western Montana. Downhill skiers enjoy fantastic snow and 2,600 feet of continuous vertical terrain 15 miles away at Montana Snowbowl. Great hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing opportunities are all just minutes away. The Clark Fork runs right through downtown, with Brennan’s Wave the center of attraction for kayakers. Downstream there’s the famous Alberton Gorge, which offers whitewater fun. Upstream is the Blackfoot River, popular for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, and tubing. South of Missoula the Bitterroot River is a beautiful scenic float.

Surrounding public forests provide unparalleled recreational opportunities. Nearby, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. Outside magazine has ranked Missoula as one of the “ 25 Best Towns ” “ Greatest Places to Live in America ” and one of “ The 5 Best Places to Raise Outdoor Kids ,” lists Missoula as one of the “ Best College Towns ,” and rated Missoula as “#1 Most Fitness-Friendly Place " and #9 “ Least Stressed Cities in America .”

UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. UM encourages applications from qualified minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Questions about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. John Matt,

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. One-page teaching philosophy statement
  4. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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