Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit applications for the full-time, tenure-track faculty position of chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at the assistant, associate or professor level. The chair is a 12-month tenure-track position. The department chair is responsible for teaching courses each academic semester and for the operations of the educational leadership graduate department. The chair is expected to work as a colleague with departmental faculty in program development and curriculum changes, provide departmental reports as needed, develop recommended schedules and faculty loads for the department, recruit and recommend admission for prospective graduate students, represent the educational leadership faculty to the administration, and work with faculty as related to personnel matters. The chair teaches a reduced faculty load that may include evening or weekend courses delivered on campus, out of town and online. The chair is expected to be involved with doctoral students, including service in dissertation research. The combination of administrative work, teaching and recruitment requires a flexible schedule. The individual is expected to participate fully in scholarship and service to the profession, school, university and community. Collaboration with K-12 schools and the state department of education is expected.

Qualified candidates will be graduates of an accredited school with an earned doctoral degree in educational leadership or a related field. Candidates should have K-12 administrative experience. Candidates must possess excellent interpersonal relationship skills, organizational skills and the ability to provide educational leadership. Prior teaching experience and successful performance in the faculty role is preferred, including teaching graduate students and teaching in an online format. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. Candidates must be willing to support the Christian mission of Samford University and Orlean Beeson School of Education.

Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications, experience, previous academic teaching experience, and scholarship accomplishments.

Orlean Beeson School of Education includes four departments, including educational leadership. The Department of Educational Leadership has four programs, including master’s, educational specialist and doctoral.

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. For more information, go to samford.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please forward a letter of application, curriculum vita and the names of three professional references to:

Dr. Kristie Chandler
Orlean Beeson School of Education
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229

Please put Educational Leadership Chair and your last name in the subject line if sent by email.