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Associate Professor/Academic Director

Washington State University
Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title:                      Associate Professor/Academic Director

Position:              Permanent full-time; tenure-track

Effective Date:  August 16, 2022


The WSU Spokane campus in Spokane, Washington seeks applicants for the position of Academic Director/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership.  The position will include academic director responsibilities for College of Education programs on the Spokane Campus. These include: primary responsibility to provide leadership for the Spokane education unit, including resource allocation and management, fiscal/budgetary issues, space and facilities, personnel, and delivery of instructional programs, engagement with community and organizational entities to create strategic partnerships within the unit and across the region, support of scholarly and creative activity and faculty development, and communication with campus and college leadership. A successful candidate should demonstrate potential to make a significant contribution to scholarship in the field of educational leadership. Candidates must be able to contribute to graduate programs in education by teaching appropriate courses, conducting relevant research, assuming service responsibilities, advising students, and chairing doctoral students’ committees. Candidates should have scholarship and teaching experience in two or more of the following areas--culture, diversity and social justice, leadership and organizational theory, instructional leadership, policy and politics, community and communications, and law and/or finance. Responsibilities include maintaining an active research and scholarly agenda; advising certification, master’s and doctoral students; providing service to the university and to the profession at the local, state, and national levels; and engaging in collaborative work with Educational Leadership faculty on the Pullman, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver WSU campuses. Candidates must be willing to teach with distance learning technologies and at off-campus sites.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in educational leadership or closely related field by the time of hire
  • Evidence of leadership experience at school district/departmental, college or university level
  • Evidence of contribution to scholarship in the field of educational leadership commensurate with rank
  • Evidence of the ability to contribute to advancing diversity consistent with the WSU strategic plan (see
  • Evidence of ability to mentor graduate students
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and K-12 educators
  • Expertise to teach core educational leadership coursework


The Search Committee will accept confidential applications until the position is filled. Screening of applications will begin December 10, 2021. Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, go to, select your appropriate employment status, and search R-3270. An application must include a letter of interest that addresses the required and preferred qualifications and interest in the position, a resume/CV, 1-2 publications, contact information for three references and the names of at least two additional references with titles, addresses, business telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.  For information on the application process, contact: Naomi Proett, Search Committee Manager,  For information regarding this position, contact Dr. Sharon D. Kruse

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