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Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Pre-K12 Educational Leadership

University of South Dakota
South Dakota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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POSITION: Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in PreK-12 Educational Leadership in the Division of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota School of Education

Job Description: 
The Division of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota School of Education seeks applicants for a Professor of Practice faculty position in PreK-12 Educational Leadership at the assistant or associate level. 

The successful candidate will provide leadership in the department’s PreK-12 or K-20 Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) program area; teach master’s, specialist, and doctoral courses in hybrid and online formats; engage in an active research and publication agenda and grant writing; demonstrate ability to connect teaching, research and service to leadership practice in the field; serve as dissertation chair and committee member for doctoral students; and provide service to the university, community, and profession.   Finally, the successful candidate will join an enthusiastic team engaged in service to schools and PreK-20 educational scholarship with a focus on improvement science. The division is committed to inclusive excellence and addressing issues of access for PreK-20 learners. We believe that the university community is part of a global and complex world. The Division of Educational Leadership is a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) program and is currently offering master’s and Educational Specialist degrees (fully online) and an Educational Doctorate degree with PreK-12 and Adult & Higher Education Concentrations (hybrid format).   Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess an earned Ed.D. or Ph.D. from an appropriately accredited institution in Educational Leadership or a related field by August 22, 2022 and have successful experience as a PreK-12 school leader. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent oral and written communication skills; the capacity for outstanding teaching, research and service potential; a commitment to innovative and transformative leadership; demonstrated experience with and commitment to opportunities for all; and the ability to collaborate and contribute as a team member.   THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA: The University of South Dakota is a comprehensive; liberal arts based state institution with an enrollment of over 10,000 students. Basic and professional programs are available in the School of Education, School of Business, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, College of Fine Arts, and the College of Arts and Sciences.
The School of Education is organized into five basic Divisions: Curriculum and Instruction; Teacher Residency and Education; Educational Leadership; Counseling and Psychology in Education; and Kinesiology & Sport Management. Graduate work is available through the doctorate in several program areas. The Education unit is accredited/approved by CAEP, NCA, CACREP, NASP, and the South Dakota Department of Education.

Starting Date: August 2022   Application Information: All candidates MUST apply online at For application assistance or accommodation, call 605-658-3745. Applicants are required to provide: (1) letter of application, (2) vita, (3) college transcripts (copies accepted) showing highest degree earned, (4) research/publication sample, and (5) contact information for three references (please include e-mail addresses and current telephone numbers). Review of applicants will beginNovember 8 and continue until the position is filled.    The University of South Dakota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.   Diversity and inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.    
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