Associate/Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership

Brookings, South Dakota, United States

Job description

The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership in the College of Education and Human Sciences at SDSU invites candidates for a nine-month, tenure-track Associate/Assistant Professor position in the area of Educational Leadership. Appointment to begin August 2018. We seek scholars committed to core issues in K-12 leadership and the improvement of school organizations and educational systems, particularly in rural schools. The department includes programs in Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Career & Technical Education programs in Family and Consumer Sciences and Agricultural Education. The Teacher Education Program at SDSU is NCATE/CAEP accredited.

SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to: contribute to the field through active research, publishing, and securing external funding; collaborate with faculty and professional colleagues to shape high quality online graduate programs in EDAD and C&I; teach master’s level and undergraduate courses (both face-to-face and online); advise students and supervise graduate interns; and engage in institutional and professional service. Candidates are expected to have clear research and scholarship interests and to secure external funding.

Earned Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, or Education or evidence that the Doctoral degree in one of these areas will be completed prior to the start of the appointment. Candidates must have demonstrated an active interest in the field through research and scholarship in one or more of the following areas: educational leadership and policy; teacher professional development; use of innovative methods; developing K-12, university and community partnerships; and leading change in rural education. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with others and have administrative experience in K-12 education settings.

Desirable areas of specialization include: the influence of leadership on school organizations and policy implementation; culturally-responsive leadership; evaluating educators and schools; and bridging policy and practice are desirable. Senior scholars should have a record of leadership in externally-funded research projects and/or professional organizations. Candidates with experience working with initiatives, projects and programs that focus on improving the development of leaders in rural schools and communities and leading school change are highly preferable.

Commensurate with qualifications.

SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,800 students.

The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership has programs on the SDSU Campus, and houses the Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education which includes one toddler laboratory classroom, two preschool classrooms, and one Kindergarten room which is a cooperative venture with the Brookings School District.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 22,100 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by January 15, 2018.

How to apply

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; Curriculum Vitae; and reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, contact Dr. Jennifer Kampmann at (605) 688-5628 or, or Dr. Andrew Stremmel at (605) 688-6815 or

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