Samford University’s Orlean Beeson School of Education invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Educational Leadership at the assistant, associate or professor level. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching courses each academic semester, including courses related to preparation of K-12 administrators for school leadership and supervision.
Responsibilities may include evening or weekend courses delivered on campus, out of town and online. The faculty member is expected to assist with recruiting prospective graduate students and to work with doctoral students, including service in dissertation research. The individual is expected to participate fully in scholarship and service to the profession, school, university and community. Collaboration with K-12 schools is expected.
Qualified candidates will be graduates of an accredited school with an earned doctoral degree in educational leadership or a related field. The 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.
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. Julie Hannah
Orlean Beeson School of Education
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
Please put Educational Leadership Faculty and your last name in the subject line if sent by email.