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Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership: School Improvement

The University of Texas at Tyler
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Type




Commensurate with Experience


Hours per Week

40 hours


Hiring Department

School of Education


Required Application Materials

A single PDF or Word document containing (1) a detailed letter of interest and qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) unofficial transcripts, (4) names and contact information, including e-mails for three (3) references is required to apply.

Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.


If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.


Job Summary

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Education (SOE) is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership: School Improvement. UT Tyler is a Carnegie R:2 institution located in Tyler Texas with satellite campuses in Longview and Palestine. UT Tyler is also home to the University Academy Laboratory Schools, K-12 STEM Academies designed to provide a high-fidelity inquiry-based clinical setting. The SOE is home to a large Educational Leadership program that certifies principals and superintendents. The SOE also houses an EdD in School Improvement focused on improving schools and school districts in Texas. Tenure will be considered based upon experience. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Education Leadership Programs and the School Improvement Programs based upon expertise. 


Essential Functions

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Pursue an active scholarly research agenda.
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in teacher education and curriculum and instruction.
  • Seek grant funds to support research and teaching activities.
  • Advise and mentor graduate students.
  • Actively support local area schools.
  • Contribute to the university, the East Texas community, and the profession through service and outreach activities.


Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in School Improvement or Educational Leadership focused on School Improvement.
  • Evidence of ability to conduct a focused and sustained research agenda.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of K-12 classroom experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of leadership at the school or district level.
  • Ability to collaborate with Education faculty in SOE for research and pursuit of external funding.
  • Evidence of preparation to teach courses related to school improvement and leadership.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of scholarship as measured by peer-reviewed products.
  • Evidence of successful university teaching in courses targeted for educators.
  • Evidence of successful K-12 leadership at the school and district levels.
  • Expertise in School improvement and Improvement Science.
  • Ability to teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.
  • Expertise in Mixed Methods and Evaluation Research.
  • Evidence of service as a dissertation committee chair and/or dissertation committee member.


About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes 14 institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls more than 10,000 students and consists of six colleges.

Our beautiful Tyler campus features more than 200 acres nestled along a lake and surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. For student convenience, we also maintain regional campuses in Palestine and Longview, as well as a location in Houston.

We encourage you to visit our campus and see for yourself why UT Tyler is where you’ll feel at home—and find your best path.


Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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