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Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership

Posting Numberreq10932
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeTenure/Tenure-Track
Hiring DepartmentDept Teacher Ed, Ed Lead & Policy (795A)
Academic LocationCollege of Education
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

The Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Policy (TEELP) at the UNM College of Education, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership.  This appointment will begin August 2020. 

The UNM College of Education, comprised of five academic departments, is a future-oriented, dynamic professional school organized to reflect the following values: Advocacy, Building Professional Identities, Collaboration, Building Strong School/University Partnerships, Diversity and Social Justice, Interdisciplinary Inquiry/Scholarship, and Teaching and Learning.  

The Department is the largest in the College with the uniqueness of having teacher education and educational leadership faculty addressing Pre-K-12 and higher education needs together as an academic unit.  The Department has both undergraduate and graduate programs. 

The Educational Leadership Program is seeking a scholar who will focus his/her research on the development of leaders for P20 settings as well as on the essential challenges of leadership in educational settings within and beyond the context of New Mexico. The Educational Leadership Program is comprised of faculty who: 1) work together to model team-based organizational improvement and learning through professional community; 2) believe in the power of leaders to create environments that promote human flourishing, with particular commitment to creating that atmosphere in institutions burdened with increasingly limited resources; and 3) are committed to preparing leaders for diverse settings and multicultural and multilingual contexts.

We invite applications from outstanding scholars for an assistant professor position who are trained in leadership theory and research, have Pre-K-12 school leadership experience, and who can provide a balance between theory, practice, and research in the delivery of our graduate programs and initiatives that prepare candidates for leadership in urban and/or rural and Tribal settings.

Responsibilities: Teaching master’s and doctoral students specializing in Educational Leadership including Indigenous education (courses for the master’s are offered primarily online and doctoral courses are offered primarily in a five-weekend face-to-face format in fall and spring semesters and at designated times during the summers); Advising master’s and doctoral students specializing in educational leadership; Chairing and/or serving on master’s inquiry projects and doctoral dissertations; Serving on department and university committees; Contributing to program partnerships and initiatives; and Developing an active research agenda.


Minimum requirements:

·       Earned doctorate from an accredited university in Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, or a closely related field. All requirements for the doctorate must have been completed by the time of the start date of the appointment.

·       At least three years of successful experience as a PK 12 administrator (e.g., principal, assistant principal, dean, school leadership team, director, superintendent, central office, or other school leadership position)

Preferred requirements:

·       Experience teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups

·       Evidence of scholarly research related to educational leadership

·       Working knowledge or better of Spanish or one of the Native American languages

·       Potential for excellence in teaching graduate courses in an educational leadership program

·       Potential for teaching courses required for administrative licensure

·       Experience with or knowledge of educational improvement in urban and/or rural and Tribal settings

·       Experience building partnerships among educational stakeholders

·       Experience in collaborating with Tribal communities and Indigenous/Native-serving educational schools, colleges and agencies

·       Experience with Indigenous education scholarship, theory and research

·       Familiarity with quantitative research methods

·       Experience with online teaching

·       Experience in writing and/or analyzing educational policy

·       Potential for securing external funding

·       Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

Application InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials: 1. Signed Cover Letter with explicit and detailed information about how your education and experience satisfies the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications 2. Current Curriculum Vitae 3. Full names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references 4. Transcripts of all graduate coursework (unofficial, readable, copies will be accepted).

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/6/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.