Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The University of Texas at Arlington in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted March 7, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The College of Education at The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) seeks applications for the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department Chair position beginning September 1, 2017. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Education, the Chair is responsible for supervising the personnel, budget, and general operations of the department; facilitating the accomplishment of university, college, and departmental goals; assisting in the development of departmental grants; maintaining close affiliations with area school districts, colleges, and universities; and working in a collegial manner with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.


Candidates should possess excellent leadership and interpersonal skills and have a strong record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with appointment as professor. A doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or a closely related area from an accredited institution is required. Preferably, the candidate will have at least five years of administrative experience in K-12 and/or higher education as well as successful experience with accreditation, program development, program approvals at state and national levels, and experience working with PK12 schools. The candidate will have demonstrated progressive leadership responsibilities at senior levels of administration. The chair will provide vision and leadership for the department to achieve world-class research excellence while continuing the tradition of its high quality teaching programs. The chair will enable the department to increase significantly its research funding and endowments in order to address national and international challenges, including fostering collaborations with industry, government groups, within the university, and with other universities. The chair also will have experience with distance education/online learning. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through his or her leadership, scholarship, teaching, and/or service.


The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers four graduate programs: the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with emphasis options in principal certification, higher education administration, and dual-language principal certification; the principal certificate; the superintendent certificate; and the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. It also offers one undergraduate program, the Leadership Minor/Leadership Certificate, in partnership with the UTA Leadership Center and the Division of Student Affairs.


Home to 2,400 students, 40 faculty members, and 25 staff members, the College of Education not only prepares education professionals to lead North Texas in a dynamic and changing environment, but also contributes to the national dialogue surrounding education in the 21st Century. The College has two departments: Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with more than 800 graduates in 2016. The College is currently one of the state’s top producers of outstanding education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the UTA Strategic Plan/2020 (


The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.

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