Associate Professor- ELPS Department

University of Tennessee- CEHHS- ELPS Dept. in Tennessee

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 29, 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, provides graduate programs in Educational Administration (Ph.D; licensure, MS, Ed.S., online and face to face) and Higher Education Administration (MS and Ph.D.). See our department website ( for more information about these programs.  We are seeking to fill a full-time, tenure track position at the associate professor rank to serve primarily the educational administration programs. Prospective applicants should be able to present evidence of scholarly productivity, excellence in teaching at the graduate level, including experience directing doctoral dissertations, and commitment to seeking external funding, providing outreach and service, working collaboratively with colleagues, and mentoring students and junior faculty.


To guide prospective candidates, and our consideration of applicants, the faculty has identified required qualifications for the position and desired qualifications, both of which are listed below. We expect applicants to speak to these in their cover letter. In addition, the application materials should include a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three (3) references who are able to speak specifically to your qualifications for the position. Applications materials as well as questions about the positions should be directed to:


                 Dr. Mary Lynne Derrington, Chair, Faculty Search Committee

                Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

                 University of Tennessee, 325 Bailey Education Complex

                 Knoxville, TN  37996-3400


The position will remain open until filled.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in educational leadership or a related field
  • An established research agenda and record of scholarly publications
  • Scholarly expertise in one or more of the following areas: law, finance, policy, educational foundations
  • Experience chairing doctoral dissertations
  • Experience teaching at the graduate level

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching using online delivery methods
  • Experience in securing external funding
  • K-12  building level and/or central office leadership experience

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