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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Southern Connecticut State University
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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Department: Educational Leadership and Policy StudiesRank: Assistant ProfessorSearch #: 24-008

Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice and inquiry. Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of approximately 9000 students, with significant external research funding, and offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. We seek to instill in all students the value of discovery with the liberal arts and sciences serving as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning. The University is located in New Haven, Connecticut, a city rich and vibrant with arts and culture, and home to many universities and with easy access to New York City and Boston.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in leadership, organizational change, and policy studies, and other courses offered within the department. Candidates will be required to participate in activities that advance the department’s mission and engage in productive research and creative activity. While the nominal teaching load is 12 credits per semester, there is opportunity for reassigned time.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have: 1) an earned doctorate from an accredited institution; 2) substantial demonstrated experience as an educational leader in the PreK-12 and/or collegiate spaces; 3) evidence of successful teaching of adult learners; 4) demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations; and 5) evidence of potential to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful applicants might have one or more of the following: 1) PreK-12 teaching/leadership experience; 2) knowledge and skills in contemporary school reform; 3) teaching experience at the graduate level; 4) experience advising doctoral students and/or serving on doctoral dissertation committees; 5) demonstrated use of technology to enhance student learning; 6) demonstrated record of proficiency in Quantitative and/or Qualitative Research Design; and 7) experience working with multilingual and/or neurodiverse learners.

Application Process

Please, email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to the Search Committee Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Southern Connecticut State University.

Consideration of applications will begin March 10, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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