Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

The University of Texas at Arlington in Texas

Deadline April 14, 2017
Date Posted March 7, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for appointment to a 9-month tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with specific specialization in PK12 educational administration (campus principal level or higher) beginning September 1, 2017. Successful candidates will 1) maintain a successful program of research and publication, 2) teach graduate-level courses in both traditional and online formats, and 3) actively seek extramural funding opportunities. Required qualifications for this position include an earned doctorate in educational administration/leadership by August 2017, a defined research agenda, evidence of strong teaching at the higher education level, a minimum of five years of PK-12 school administration experience, and an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty, students, and school personnel. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience related to PK-12 principalship or superintendency. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their 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, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction, and 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.


To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials: letter of interest, curriculum vita a statement of research plans, teaching experience, and three letters of professional reference. Review of applications will start April 14, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to


UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

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