Associate/Full Professor / Department Chair



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Education: Doctorate in educational leadership, policy or administration, instructional leadership or closely related field

The Simmons School of Education & Human Development invites applications for an Associate-Full Professor / Department Chair position in The Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL). EPL seeks a scholar with a strong record of research and external funding in K-12 educational leadership and/or administrator preparation. We seek an experienced and capable leader to serve as chair of the EPL Department. Preferred research agenda would include one or more of the following areas: educational executive, mid-level and distributed leadership; leadership for STEM education; effectiveness of administrator preparation programs; impact of educational innovation on teachers and administrators; educational equity and K-12 educational leadership & policy. K-12 experience is desirable. The candidate should be able to show evidence of administrative ability through prior experience in administering programs, departments, centers, or large grants.

This position would provide performance assessment and mentorship to the department’s junior faculty and would also engage in academic advising by serving on doctoral dissertation committees and teaching at the graduate level. This position will also serve as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. For additional information please visit

Application Due Date: December 10, 2018

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The primary mission of Perkins School of Theology, as a community devoted to theological study and teaching in the service of the church of Jesus Christ, is to prepare women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry. Perkins School of Theology affirms its relationships to the community of learning that is Southern Methodist University, to the universal church (inclusive, ecumenical, and global), The United Methodist Church specifically, and to its particular geographical and cultural setting in the southwestern United States.