The University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions comprises four academic departments and a school as well as its Honors Program. It houses the university’s intramural and recreational sports program. COEHP includes 22 research and service units, offers 48 degrees, 12 certificates and has over 190 faculty members on our teaching staff. We prepare professionals who touch people’s lives every day. The professional education unit of the college has been a part of the University of Arkansas since 1871 when the land-grant institution was founded in Fayetteville. The college’s mission of preparing educators at all levels expanded over the years to include academic departments that focus on the health and well-being of Arkansans and people everywhere.

The Curriculum and Instruction Department prepares students for many careers in education. CIED offers majors and concentrations in career and technical education, childhood/elementary education, educational leadership, educational technology, secondary education, special education, school administration, and gifted and talented education.

Salary: $58,000 – $63,000 (Commensurate with education and/or experience)

Summary of Job DutiesThe Educational Leadership Program of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Health Profession at the University of Arkansas seeks a Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership that is a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will collaborate with current faculty in the preparation of K-12 leaders in the school-level leadership master’s program and our systems-level leadership educational specialist program.

Both programs are online degree programs, grounded in the theory and practice of educational leadership, and committed to preparing equity-centered educational leaders who foster educational environments that serve the needs of all students, families, and members of the community. In addition to teaching courses, the Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership will coordinate and support student internship experiences; collaborate with current faculty in the design and implementation of curriculum; participate on dissertation and thesis committees; participate in program administration including program recruitment, admissions, and assessment; and work with colleagues to build and sustain partnerships with schools and districts throughout the state of Arkansas.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Earned doctorate degree in educational leadership or related field
  • School administrator experience at the building level

Preferred Qualifications

  • School administrator experience at the district/system level
  • Previously held a public school administrator’s license
  • Experience with teaching at the college/university level
  • Knowledge of state licensure systems/requirements in educational leadership
  • Knowledge of administrator evaluation systems
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an emphasis on mentoring and coaching
  • Skill in effective grant writing and/or writing for academic or practitioner journals
  • Ability to teach in online environments
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to form and sustain positive professional relations with the public school community

Physical activities associated with this positionThe following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Walking


  • Driving
  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking

Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, Employee is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment).

Types of Background Checks Required
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

Pre-employment Screening RequirementsThe University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry ( MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Open Until Filled

Recruitment Contact InformationLaurie Brigham


All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A’s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

EEO StatementThe University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.