JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor of Education Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Educational Leadership Program at Penn State University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Education Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Educational Leadership Program with an emphasis on American Indian Leadership

Beginning:  Fall Semester, 2013

Appointment conditions:
This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Full University benefits apply. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

The Educational Leadership Program, located in the College of Education’s Department of Education Policy Studies at Penn State University, is seeking to make a new tenure line appointment to its faculty. This search is focused on candidates with expertise in American Indian Leadership.  Responsibilities for this position include directing Penn State’s American Indian Leadership Program (AILP), a program that has for over 40 years helped to train educators and educational administrators from American Indian educational and community contexts, and overseeing the Center for the Study of Leadership in American Indian Education. Established in 2007, the mission of the research center is to conduct research and outreach that helps to improve the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives at the local, state, national tribal and international levels. Applicants of particular interest include those with established records of research and administrative practice focused on American Indian contexts. Scholarship and focused on diversity in educational settings would be an additional asset.

•Direct the American Indian Leadership Program and oversee the Center for the Study of Leadership in American Indian Education;
•Teach core courses and advanced seminars for the Educational Leadership Program;
•Advise master’s and doctoral students in Educational Leadership and the American Indian Leadership Programs;
•Conduct nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship in areas related to American Indian education and/or core disciplinary issues related to educational leadership,
•Seek and obtain external support for the AILP program and research center, and;
•Engage in service and outreach activities with appropriate audiences, including practitioners, and make strong linkages with the field for the program.

Required qualifications:
•Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership or a relevant discipline;
•Evidence of a developed or developing program of research and a record of refereed publications commensurate with academic rank;
•Background and knowledge of American Indian education issues;
•Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising including a willingness to consider teaching in online environments, where appropriate, along with an interest in the use of modern technology, commensurate with experience;
•Evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds, and;
•Evidence of strong collaboration with and mentorship of graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts commensurate with academic rank.

Desirable qualifications:
•Evidence of successful efforts to obtain external resources to support research and teaching;
•Evidence of a strong commitment to public service, and;
•Evidence of collaboration across academic disciplines.

The Pennsylvania State University
Penn State [] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society`s public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge.

The College of Education
The College of Education [] at Penn State was established in 1923 to deepen and extend knowledge about the formation and utilization of human capabilities.  It offers resident degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College’s research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured over $46 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College’s location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens.

The College houses four academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,500 students and 12 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States.

Department of Education Policy Studies (EPS)
The Educational Leadership Program is housed in the Department of Education Policy Studies, which includes four degree-granting programs: Higher Education, College Student Affairs, Educational Theory and Policy, and Educational Leadership (where this position is situated). The Department also shares two other programs: American Indian Leadership and Comparative International Education.

Educational Leadership Program
Penn State’s Educational Leadership Program [] prepares master’s and doctoral students capable of researching, analyzing, and managing the critical issues and concerns facing elementary and secondary education in the United States and internationally.

Ranked as the seventh Educational Leadership program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, the program offers doctoral and master`s degrees in Educational Leadership and a joint graduate degree program with the Dickinson School of Law. Additionally, the program provides the Principal and Superintendent Certification Programs, which are fully accredited by the State of Pennsylvania and NCATE. Educational Leadership faculty members serve as editors or associate editors for seven academic journals, including the American Journal of Education, Journal of Research in Rural Education, and Education Finance and Policy []. Several centers are operated out of the program by its faculty, including the Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics, Center on Rural Education and Communities, American Indian Leadership Research Center, and the Pennsylvania School Study Council.

American Indian Leadership Program
Penn State’s American Indian Leadership Program ( began in the summer of 1970 with 15 American Indian students from a variety of states. In the ensuing 42 years the program has over 240 graduates with doctoral and master’s degrees, as well as administrative certification. The AILP Program is designed to educate and develop qualified leaders and administrators for tribal and public schools serving American Indian students, and for other organizations, colleges, institutions or governments agencies concerned with the education of American Indian students. The program has been highly successful, as its graduates have gone on to leadership positions at colleges and universities, elementary and secondary schools, and federal and state agencies throughout the country. In addition, the AILP in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Leadership in American Indian Education ( provides training in educational research and evaluation in Indian education with an emphasis on community development and policy analysis.

Application procedures
Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; copies of official graduate transcripts (where appropriate); up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly publications (if available); and the names, surface mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three (3) professional references (or letters of recommendation if available). Applications received by November 1, 2012, are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred. Send application materials to  Those who do not have access to electronic mail can direct a hardcopy of application materials to:

Dr. Preston Green
Educational Leadership Faculty Search Chair
Penn State
200 Rackley Building
University Park, PA   16802
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

This job announcement is also available in alternate format. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.


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JOB: Assistant/Associate Professor of Education Tenure-Track Faculty Position in the Educational Leadership Program at Penn State University