Professor and Director, Division of Educational Leadership & Innovation



Job description

Tempe AZ

At Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of education leaders, focusing on scholarship that positively impacts local, national, and global communities and influences PreK-20 education. Teachers College benefits from a legacy of excellence in scholarship and research — our education graduate programs have been ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report for 12 consecutive years. We welcome individuals who wish to build the future of education within one of the largest and most innovative research and teacher preparation programs in the nation. We serve more than 6,500 students across four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, at partner school districts statewide and online. The College is a recognized leader in cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships and using technology to prepare excellent teachers and educational leaders who apply evidence-based knowledge that positively impacts students, families, and the community. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

The successful candidate will provide the intellectual and administrative leadership for the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation; whose 60 full-time faculty serve more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students in all of the College’s master’s and graduate certificate programs beyond initial teacher certification as well as undergraduate degrees separate from teacher certification. In addition, the Division Director will advance their own program of scholarship and have opportunities to collaborate with nationally recognized faculty in research and program development in a wide range of areas, including interdisciplinary projects with other ASU departments, schools, and colleges. Major responsibilities include: (1) providing intellectual leadership for the Division, collaborating with faculty to define and implement the unit’s vision and priorities; (2) overseeing scheduling, budgeting and general management of the Division; (3) mentoring, supporting, and evaluating all tenured and non- tenured faculty and staff with primary appointments in the Division; (4) advancing the Division’s research productivity, including supporting University, College, and Division opportunities to secure external funding; (5) maintaining a record of high quality, high impact scholarly productivity as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national conferences; (6) collaborating on the growth of the Division and related programs; and (7) providing service to the institution, profession, and community, (8) Candidate qualified for the rank of Full Professor must also be eligible for tenure at Arizona State University as evidenced by scholarly accomplishment.

This position reports to the Dean of the College and will serve for a three-year term to be renewed at the discretion of the Dean.

Required Qualifications 

  • Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university in a field of education or related area
  • Senior faculty ranking eligible for appointment as Professor with tenure at Arizona State University
  • Experience in higher education administration at the College, School, or similar organizational level
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in academic program development
  • Evidence of strong and sustained scholarship related to educational leadership and innovation
  • Evidence of external funding activity
  • Experience working with diverse populations in higher education, as a scholar, teacher and/or administrator
  • Documented evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desired Qualifications 

  • Creative systems thinker who can ideate and execute new and innovative graduate programs for new educator roles.
  • Experience with online, hybrid, and face-to-face teaching formats
  • Demonstrated experience in directing graduate-level programs
  • Ability to develop academic plans, manage budgets, and mentor faculty.
  • Ability and desire to collaborate with other academic administrators and interdisciplinary colleagues

About the Division, College, and the University 

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people, and takes action to improve education. Nationally recognized as a leading innovator in teacher education and scholarly research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares over 1,500 educators annually through bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Working with a mindset of creative intrapreneurship to bring positive change within organizations, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to improve student outcomes. We seek to develop a renewable resourcefulness in individual educators in schools, school districts, and communities. In line with the charter and design principles of Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College asserts the following four core values:

  • Pursue excellence at scale to achieve impact
  • Exercise leadership through innovation
  • Champion diversity of people and ideas
  • Share responsibility for the strength of communities

Arizona State University is Carnegie classified as a doctoral university of highest research activity, a respected research institution in the Pac-12 Conference, and is developing a new model of an American research university: one that measures its academic quality by the education its graduates receive; one at which researchers, while pursuing their scholarly interests, and also consider the public good; and one in which faculty expand the concept of community service by accepting major responsibility for the health, economic, and social development of their communities.

For more information about the College, please visit our website at

How to apply

The application deadline is March 25, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020. Only electronic applications will be reviewed. To submit your application, please visit

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Mission: To generate use-inspired knowledge through Community Based Participatory Action Research on the cultural determinants of health in order to prevent and reduce the burden of health disparities in the overall quality of life of communities of the Southwest.