Director, Center for Educational Leadership

University of Tennessee- CEHHS- ELPS Dept. in Tennessee

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 28, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeking a Director for its Center for Educational Leadership. The Center houses an exemplary leadership preparation program recognized throughout the state. The mission of the Center is to provide the next generation of school leaders to school districts in the state, with particular attention to expanding to meet this need for smaller, more rural school districts in East Tennessee. The Director will be expected to provide innovative leadership to this focus, in collaboration with the Assistant Director, as well as to enhance the scope and visibility of the Center and its work.

Prospective candidates must provide evidence of

  • Earned doctorate in educational leadership or a related field
  • National visibility in leadership preparation arenas
  • Extensive knowledge of leadership preparation programs and the preparation of effective school leaders
  • Expertise in program assessment and evaluation
  • Extensive experience in conducting school-related research studies
  • Strong record of securing external funding
  • Administrative experience
  • Experience in conducting professional development
  • Strong interpersonal skills

The person chosen must be eligible for appointment to a tenure-track position (rank open), and it would be desirable for the person to have teaching experience at the graduate level. As time permits, the Director would teach a graduate class and get involved in working with doctoral students. For further information, contact the search committee chair, 865/974-6150.


Screening of applications will begin September 30, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Prospective candidates should send their vita, a list of three references with contact information, and a letter of application which speaks to the requirements for the position to:

            Dr. Norma T. Mertz, Chair

            Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

            325 Bailey Education Complex

            University of Tennessee

           Knoxville, Tn  37996

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