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Open Rank Professor in Education Policy and Leadership - PK-12 Education
Open Rank Professor in Education Policy and Leadership – PK-12 Education
Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Southern Methodist University

The Department of Education Policy & Leadership at Southern Methodist University (SMU) invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in PK-12 Education (Position #53096). This is a tenure-track position slated to begin in August of 2023. SMU's Department of Education Policy & Leadership (EPL) is a dynamic and collegial environment where research, policy, and practice are valued in the preparation of future leaders in both PK-12 and higher education contexts. Our highly productive faculty has diversity of expertise and pursue a wide-range of research focused on policy, district and community partnerships, and PK-12 practice.

We seek applicants who have an earned doctorate in educational leadership, policy, administration, or a related field. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, maintaining an active research agenda, seeking external funding, teaching courses in the doctorate of education (Ed.D.) and master's of education programs, advising Ed.D. dissertations, and providing service to the program, department, college, university, and community. There are opportunities to teach, advise, and work with PhD students as well.

Essential Qualifications:
—Earned doctorate in PK-12 educational leadership, policy, administration, or a related discipline by August 1, 2023
—Expertise that contributes to our understanding of PK-12 education, including (but not limited to): school, district, or community leadership; school improvement; and/or organizational development to support social justice and equity
—Demonstrated commitment to equity and justice in research, teaching, and service that has prepared the candidate to contribute positively to the department 

Preferred Qualifications (expectations for each are commensurate with candidate's rank):
—Experience and commitment to teaching, advising, and/or mentoring graduate students
—Demonstrated record of seeking and/or securing research funding

Application Procedure:
Applicants should submit their materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/112667. The application materials should include:
  1. A cover letter highlighting the candidate's qualifications with specific reference to research and teaching experience/approach as well as outlining their demonstrated commitment to equity and/or justice
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One writing sample in the form of a published article, submitted manuscript, or manuscript in preparation
  4. Name, title, and contact information (email address) for three references.
For questions or to discuss the position, contact search chairs, Dr. Alexandra Pavlakis (pavlakis@mail.smu.edu) or Dr. Meredith Richards (mprichards@mail.smu.edu).
The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2022, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The start date for the position is Fall 2023. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.  SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.  The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1 Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX.  The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.edu.  Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
Position: Open Rank Professor in Education Policy and Leadership - PK-12 Education
Organization: Southern Methodist University
Location: Dallas,  TX 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 10/5/2022
Status: This listing expires on: 1/3/2023
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Southern Methodist University

Dallas,  TX 75206
United States
Meredith Richards