Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

Fairfield University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Type
Full Time
Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

The Fairfield University School of Education and Human Development invites applications for an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership whose expertise, experience, teaching, advising, mentoring and scholarship is in the area of K-12 and/or Social Justice Leadership. Faculty in the Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation department teach and advise students in both the MA and EdD programs. This tenure-track appointment would start, with the possibility of remote teaching, during the spring 2022 semester.

The Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation department has a strong commitment to preparing educators who are devoted to equity, diversity, inclusion, and racial justice. We successfully prepare school practitioners and leaders with a strong focus on social justice, grounded in our Jesuit mission and values. Our graduates are prepared to address educational inequities and make a substantive difference in the educational experiences of children and youth. Our new EdD in Educational Leadership for Teacher Leaders embodies this mission and vision. We are seeking a colleague who shares our vision of education as a tool for social justice.

The successful candidate will satisfy all of the following requirements:
  • Earned PhD or EdD in Educational Leadership or related field.

  • Proven success or exceptional promise for accomplishment in scholarship.

  • Experience teaching online.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the university with an emphasis on anti-racism and a just and sustainable world.

  • Strong knowledge of and experience in the K-12 landscape and current research on leadership for K-12 and/or social justice educational contexts.

  • Ability to develop effective partnerships with community stakeholders and colleagues within the School of Education and Human Development and across campus.

This search is open to candidates at the Associate Professor level.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience working with diverse and marginalized communities in K-12 and community settings.

  • Prior teaching and/or leadership experiences in PK-12 settings.

  • Evidence of successful university teaching.

  • Demonstrated ability to advise graduate students, supervise dissertations, and contribute to overall program development.

Responsibilities include: teaching graduate level courses in educational leadership and education; developing/maintaining an ongoing research agenda which includes scholarly publication; providing leadership in the EdD in Educational Leadership program; advising graduate students; working with local school districts in teacher education and related areas; and collaborating with other departments in the School of Education and Human Development and across the university.

The salary range is competitive. Appointment is effective spring 2022. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, and continue until the position is filled.


The search committee will begin review of applications November 1st and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please click “Apply Now” and upload the following materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) Cover letter addressing essential qualifications, scholarship agenda, and teaching philosophy

  • Samples of recent written work. Published work is preferred, but recent work showcasing the applicants’ research direction is also encouraged,

  • A statement demonstrating the candidate’s commitment to social justice, anti-racism, and diversity. Candidates can speak about how their work, research, and/or teaching contribute to our commitment to ensuring an inclusive environment for students, staff and faculty, and in support of inclusion in the broader educational and social impact community.

  • Recent teaching evaluations, if available.

  • Names and contact information for four references. References will be contacted at the finalist stage, and candidates will be told before references will be contacted.

Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, simply combine them into
5 or less documents or email them to .


Academic - Faculty Tenure/Tenure Track

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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