Overview

The School of Education (SOE) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-line faculty position in Educational Leadership, Organizations and Policy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a start date of August 16, 2019, with a preference for hiring at the level of Associate or advanced Assistant.

We seek a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will collaborate with current faculty leadership in the SOEs program for preparing scholar-practitioner, equity-centered P-12 systems-level leaders (e.g. superintendents, administrators in district central offices, area education agency administrators). In addition to providing program leadership, we seek a colleague who will engage in scholarly research, serve on master’s and doctoral committees, and teach courses in one’s area of specialization in SOE graduate programs that serve students studying education in P-20 and informal learning environments.

Though we are open to area of research specialization and methodological approach, we are particularly interested in equity-centered scholars who have a line of inquiry focused on one or more of the following: (a) systems-level organization and policy (b) race and ethnicity; (c) cultural and linguistic diversity; (d) gender and sexuality; (e) systems-level leadership preparation.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

The School of Education at Iowa State University is committed to engaging in rigorous and socially meaningful research, preparing leaders and practitioners across the P-20 continuum that support rich and equitable learning opportunities for all students, and supporting public education as a cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant, and just society. We strive to be a national leader in educational theory, policy, and practice, and to honor the land-grant tradition and the broader mission of the University to serve the people of Iowa.

Required Qualifications:
For the rank of Assistant Professor, the successful candidate will possess:
(a) An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy or a closely related field by the start date (August, 16, 2019).
(b) completion of an educational leadership preparation program leading to licensure/certification (in any state).
(c) post-licensure/certification leadership experience in P-12 educational settings
(d) evidence of potential to develop an active research agenda, establish a strong publication record, and secure external funding commensurate with rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at Iowa State University.
(e) evidence of a commitment in research and professional practice to equity in education.

For the rank of Associate Professor, in addition to the above, a successful candidate must meet university standards for appointment to the rank including:
(a) Active research agenda.
(b) Strong publication record.
(c) Evidence of an ability to secure external funding.

Preferred Qualifications:
For the rank of Assistant Professor, preferred qualifications include:
(a) Experience working in/with the preparation of systems-level leaders.
(b) Evidence of success teaching at the post-secondary level.
(c) Evidence of the potential for a sustained scholarly focus on equity in education.

For the rank of Associate Professor, in addition to the above, preferred qualifications include:
(a) Evidence of an ability to advise and mentor masters and doctoral students.
(b) Evidence of a sustained scholarly focus on equity in education.
(c) Emerging as a leading scholar in areas of research expertise.

To Apply: All application materials must be submitted electronically at https://www.iastatejobs.com/. Once on the website, search by Posting #800158 and apply by clicking on “Apply for this job.” Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

(a) Letter of application addressing your interests and qualifications for this position (please note in letter
if applying for position at rank of Assistant or Associate Professor).
(b) Complete curriculum vitae which includes current email contact information.
(c) Scholarly manuscript that reflects work you have done that is relevant to the position (please attach as
“Other Documents”).
(d) Contact information for three academic references. Reference letters will be requested for candidates
who advance through the search process.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Dr. Isaac Gottesman, Division Head, Teaching, Learning, Leadership & Policy: isaacg@iastate.edu.