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Assistant Professor - Educational Leadership

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five professional references. Additional materials may be required for the interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Questions pertaining to the position or required qualifications may be directed to Dr. Dennis Bunch, search committee chair, via telephone at 662-915-5771 or by electronic mail: dbunch@olemiss.edu. Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these document to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript. Transcripts “issued to students” in a sealed envelope are not accepted for employment purposes. Request an official transcript to be mailed directly to Human Resources: University of Mississippi, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor - Educational Leadership
Department Leadership & Counselor Education
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This is a tenure-track, 9-month appointment involving teaching, research, and service to the University and profession. The applicant should be able to draw on a background in K-12 leadership to teach a variety of courses in K-12 leadership and related areas. Examples of courses in the program include leadership, curriculum and instruction, data-based decision making, management and operation, ethics and school law, and organizational change. A complete course list is available on the program website at: http://education.olemiss.edu/academics/graduate.html

Job Responsibilities

Teach a variety of graduate-level educational leadership courses in K-12 leadership or related areas as described above by drawing on a background in higher education.

Serve as a member of dissertation committees and doctoral comprehensive examinations.

Advise master, specialist, and doctoral students in K-12 educational leadership.

Participate collegially in program governance, administration, curriculum development, and collaborative initiatives with local school districts and sister-state institutions.

Provide service to The University of Mississippi and community.

Demonstrate a robust research agenda and engage in professional activities and associations.

Minimum Qualifications

Earned doctorate (or earned doctorate by date of appointment) in educational administration, educational leadership, or a closely related field.

Active participation and potential for leadership in professional organizations related to K-12 Educational Leadership.

Demonstrated potential to build and maintain an active research agenda associated with K-12 leadership.

A background in K-12 leadership that demonstrates success in research and/or practice, as well as success in teaching, supervising, and advising graduate-level students at a college or university, a record of scholarly achievements commensurate with rank, and a commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and equity in practice.

Special instructions to applicants

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application detailing qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of five professional references. Additional materials may be required for the interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Questions pertaining to the position or required qualifications may be directed to Dr. Dennis Bunch, search committee chair, via telephone at 662-915-5771 or by electronic mail: dbunch@olemiss.edu.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these document to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript. Transcripts “issued to students” in a sealed envelope are not accepted for employment purposes. Request an official transcript to be mailed directly to Human Resources: University of Mississippi, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Will this position solicit online reference letters? No
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Job Open Date 02/23/2017
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget.
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Employee Category Faculty
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you (or will you) have an earned doctoral degree by date of appointment?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of Professional References