The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professorship of Education in Educational Leadership, Pennsylvania State University

Position Available:  The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professorship of Education in Educational Leadership. We are seeking an experienced scholar whose credentials will be commensurate with appointment at the full professor level.  We are particularly interested in recruiting a discipline based scholar with interests in the role leadership plays in the pursuit of equity through the allocation of resources in educational organizations. 

Beginning:  Fall Semester, 2017

Appointment conditions:
This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Full University benefits apply. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship related to educational leadership;
  • Advise doctoral and master’s students in the Educational Leadership graduate program;
  • Teach courses on campus and online to students with interests in educational leadership;
  • Seek and secure external support for research; and
  • Make strong linkages in the field and to the profession by engaging in service and outreach activities with appropriate audiences, including practitioners.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy or a relevant discipline including but not limited to: economics, political science, public policy, history, or sociology;
  • Evidence of an accomplished and robust program of research demonstrating leadership in the field;
  • Evidence of successful efforts to obtain external funding to support research;
  • Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising including a willingness to teach in online environments along with an interest in the use of modern technology;
  • Evidence of strong collaboration with and mentorship of graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts; and
  • Evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Expertise in: Resource allocation and organizational behavior; Organizational theory, organizational change, and organizational accountability; Tradeoffs between equity, efficiency, and adequacy in educational settings; Instructional leadership, supervision, and teacher professional development; Relationships between social context and leadership; or the Evaluation of educational organizations.
  • Interest in K-12 educational systems;
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to public service;
  • Evidence of collaboration across academic disciplines and academic units;
  • Commitment to networking with relevant University, state, and/or national centers; and
  • Experience teaching online or hybrid courses.
The Pennsylvania State University

Penn State [http://www.psu.edu] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society's public and private sectors.  As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences.  Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge.

The College of Education

The College of Education [http://www.ed.psu.edu] at Penn State was established in 1923 to deepen and extend knowledge about the formation and utilization of human capabilities.  It offers resident degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations.  The College's research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured over $36.7 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations.  The College's location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens.

The College houses four academic departments:  Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems.  The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,250 students and 11 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students.  Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States.

Department of Education Policy Studies (EPS)
The Educational Leadership Program is housed in the Department of Education Policy Studies, which includes three degree-granting programs:  Higher Education, Educational Theory and Policy, and Educational Leadership (where this position is situated).  The Department also shares a program in Comparative International Education and has a joint JD/PhD with the Law School.

Educational Leadership Program
Penn State's Educational Leadership Program [http://www.ed.psu.edu/edldr/] prepares master's and doctoral students capable of researching, analyzing, and managing the critical issues and concerns facing elementary and secondary education in the United States and internationally.
Ranked as the seventh Educational Leadership program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the program offers doctoral and master's degrees in Educational Leadership and a joint graduate degree program with the Penn State School of Law.  Additionally, the program provides the Principal and Superintendent Certification Programs, which are fully accredited by the State of Pennsylvania and NCATE.  Educational Leadership faculty members serve as editors, associate editors, or editorial board members for seven academic journals, including the American Journal of Education, Journal of Research in Rural Education, and Education Finance and Policy [http://www.ed.psu.edu/educ/eps/edldr/journals].  Several centers are lead by program faculty, including the Center for Education and Civil Rights, the Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics, Center on Rural Education and Communities, Center for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and the Pennsylvania School Study Council.

Application procedures

Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly publications, and at least three names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references.  Applications received by November 15, 2016 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted electronically to https://psu.jobs/university_park/jobs/jobtype/academic.  Search for “Educational Leadership”.
For questions/clarification, please contact:

Dr. Deborah Schussler
Educational Leadership Faculty Search Chair
dschussler@psu.edu

This job announcement is also available in alternate format.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.