Open Rank Professor of Educational Administration

Iowa State University in Iowa

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 13, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The School of Education at Iowa State University seeks applications for open rank tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in the Educational Administration Program.  The program offers master and doctoral degrees as well as licensure programs for principals and superintendents. Iowa State University especially seeks candidates who are interested in contributing to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and outreach.  The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in educational administration, advise graduate students, engage in a robust scholarly program, and build upon existing connections with local school systems. In addition to the aforementioned, candidates at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank will engage will mentor junior faculty and recruiting students.


Iowa State University ( is an AAU-member, comprehensive land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University.  It enrolls more than 33,000 students and is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce.  Iowa State is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through an array of flexible policies.


The university is located in Ames, Iowa, a community of nearly 60,000, which is frequently recognized with numerous awards, including one of the best places to live (Money magazine), one of the smartest cities in America (Lumosity and Forbes) one of the best places to raise children (BusinessWeek) and one of the most livable bargain real estate markets (MSN). 


Required Qualifications for Assistant Professor:

  • Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership or related discipline by August 16, 2014
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to teach courses in the Educational Administration program


Required Qualifications for Associate/Full Professor:  In addition to the aforementioned,

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Evidence of research productivity commensurate with Associate/Full Professor rank
  • Experience in working with Educational Administration faculty and PreK-12 school administrators

Candidates at this rank may or may not be tenured but, if tenured, must meet the eligibility guidelines stated in appropriate ISU faculty policies.


Preferred Qualifications for Assistant Professor:

  • Ability to teach graduate courses in school district and building-level leadership, particularly in the areas of the principalship, the superintendency, and leadership and organizational change.  Related areas might include curriculum, rural schooling, school reform, the academic achievement of students from under-represented groups, social justice, special education, policy, research methods, and culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Leadership and/or teaching experience in U.S. pre-K, elementary and secondary schools
  • Ability to conduct and publish research and engage in a scholarly program consistent with rank and performance at a Research Extensive, AAU institution
  • Ability to collaborate with students and faculty from disciplines within the School of Education, College of Human Sciences and across the University
  • Ability to work effectively with local schools and communities
  • Interest in utilizing digital technologies for online and/or classroom instruction
  • Experience in attracting external funds or working on funded projects


Preferred Qualifications for Associate/Full Professor:

  • Evidence of the preferred qualifications for assistant professor
  • Demonstrated ability to establish relationships with pre-K-12 administrators, teachers, boards of education, multiple community stakeholders, the state Department of Education, and regional, state national and international professional organizations
  • Evidence of ability to successfully design, revise and implement preparation program curriculum
  • Demonstrated record of attracting external funds
  • Demonstrated experience in several of the teaching and research areas


Applications are encouraged from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.


Review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.  The proposed starting date is August 16, 2014.  Salary is competitive and negotiable, based on educational background, hiring rank, experience, and scholarship. 


To apply for this position, please visit  The faculty vacancy number is 131151.  Please click on apply for this vacancy and complete the employment application.  Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 

1)    letter of application addressing the qualifications listed above

2)    a curriculum vitae including email address

3)    a writing sample, and

4)    full contact information for three references. 


If you have questions regarding this position, please email Dr. Joanne Marshall, Search Committee Chair, at


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or toll free: 1-877-477-7485.