Overview

Texas State University is seeking an outstanding candidate to join us in preparing reflective, equity-driven school leaders and scholars for educational improvement as part of our Education and Community Leadership program. Texas State University holds a Carnegie Classification of Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity and is engaged in a strategic plan to attain eligibility for the State of Texas’ National Research University Fund. Texas State University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution of nearly 39,000 students located along the beautiful San Marcos River in San Marcos, TX, which is midway between Austin and San Antonio. The university also has a campus in Round Rock, TX, which is just north of Austin. Texas State is a member of the University Council for Educational Administration, and our faculty and doctoral students are highly active in the organization. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, or professor.

This position involves teaching, research, and service. Specific responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in the Ph.D. in school improvement, the Master’s in educational leadership, and the Principal and Superintendent Certification Programs. The successful candidate will teach courses on the main campus in San Marcos, the Round Rock Campus, and in partnership cohort programs in surrounding school districts. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and a record of service or potential for service at the program, department, university, and/or professional levels.

For additional information about the Educational Leadership program, the School Improvement doctoral program, and the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology please visit http://www.txstate.edu/clas.

Required Qualifications

For appointment at the rank of assistant professor: The successful candidate for this position at the rank of assistant professor will have an earned doctorate in educational administration, educational leadership, school improvement, or a closely related field. The applicant must demonstrate a record or, or the potential for, research and publication in educational leadership or related fields at the national or international levels commensurate with the university’s research goals. The applicant must have successful experience as a K-12 school leader (assistant principal, principal, school district executive level director, assistant or associate superintendent, or superintendent).

For appointment at the rank of associate professor: The successful candidate for this position at the rank of associate professor will have an earned doctorate in educational administration, educational leadership, school improvement, or a closely related field. The applicant must demonstrate a sustained record of research and publication in educational leadership or related fields at the national or international levels commensurate with university’s research goals and with university and department expectations for tenure and appointment at the rank of associate professor, as well as evidence of quality teaching and leadership/service. The applicant must have successful experience as a K-12 school leader (assistant principal, principal, school district executive level director, assistant or associate superintendent, or superintendent), and/or a record of external funding.

For appointment at the rank of professor: The successful candidate for this position at the rank of professor will have an earned doctorate in educational administration, educational leadership, school improvement, or a closely related field. The applicant must demonstrate a sustained record of research and publication in educational leadership or related fields at the national or international levels commensurate with the university’s research goals and university and department expectations for tenure and appointment at the rank of professor, as well as evidence of quality teaching and leadership/service. Publication must be consistently sustained since promotion to associate professor. The applicant must have successful experience as a K-12 school leader (assistant principal, principal, school district executive level director, assistant or associate superintendent, or superintendent), and/or a record of external funding. Applicants who meet these criteria and have five years in rank as associate professor may be eligible for appointment at the rank of professor.

The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards, inclusive of a review and recommendation by the department Personnel Committee.

Preferred Qualifications

For appointment at the rank of assistant professor: Experience working with diverse student populations and/or communities; cultural competence; potential for and/or experience with building educational and school district partnerships; an ability to articulate a platform of educational leadership; the ability to teach a variety of Texas State’s courses in educational leadership and school improvement at the master’s and doctoral levels; the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members; the potential for, and commitment to, mentoring doctoral students through the dissertation process to timely degree completion; the potential for program level leadership/service congruent with the department’s tenure and promotion policy; and the potential for obtaining and managing external funding.

For appointment at the rank of associate professor: Experience working with diverse student populations and/or communities; cultural competence; experience with building educational and school district partnerships; an ability to articulate a platform of educational leadership; the ability to teach a variety of Texas State’s courses in educational leadership and school improvement at the master’s and doctoral levels; the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members; experience mentoring doctoral students through the dissertation process to timely degree completion; and demonstrated leadership experience at the program, department, university, and/or national levels.

For appointment at the rank of professor: Experience working with diverse student populations and/or communities; cultural competence; experience with leading educational and school district partnerships; an ability to articulate a platform of educational leadership; the ability to teach a variety of Texas State’s courses in educational leadership and school improvement at the master’s and doctoral levels; the ability to work collaboratively with other faculty members; sustained experience mentoring doctoral students through to timely degree completion; and demonstrated leadership experience at the program, department, university, and/or national level.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications may be submitted after the review date and their review will be determined by the committee based on its timeline. The search committee chair is Dr. James Koschoreck.

Only applications submitted for this specific posting through the Texas State University website,https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/23004, will be accepted and considered.

To apply, send (1) a letter of interest that specifically addresses the required and preferred qualifications and responsibilities noted in this posting, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information of five references, and (4) no more than three reprints of recent scholarly publications.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2019

Review Date: 10/22/2018

Open Until Filled?: Yes