The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies in the University of Iowa College of Education invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 14, 2024.
The Dean of the College of Education and program faculty are dedicated to developing innovative principal licensure and superintendent certification programs that build on our legacy of developing highly effective principals and superintendents. We are committed to preparing leaders who inspire teachers and make it their mission to provide their students with the best preparation for their futures. We welcome candidates who want to build this mission through embracing challenge, change, and innovation.
The Iowa Educational Leadership Program offers four degrees.
1. M.A. (designed for principal licensure)
2. Ed.S. (designed for superintendent certification)
3. Ed.D. (designed for working administrators, fully online)
The candidate hired will teach and mentor students in multiple degree programs.
The successful applicant will maintain an ongoing program of research in an area related to educational leadership; design and teach courses in Educational Leadership with a commitment to online offerings; and advise MA, Ed.S., Ed.D., and PhD students. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding, participate in the activities of professional organizations, and be involved with state and national activities that support the practice of school leadership.
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent start-up package, benefits, and research support.
Nine-month, academic year tenure-track appointment beginning August 14, 2024.
Candidates should submit:
(1) Letter of interest addressing the questions below
(2) Current Curriculum Vitae
(3) Collegiate teaching evaluations
(4) Contact information for three references
(5) Graduate college transcripts
(6) 2 to 3 examples of scholarly writing
The letter of interest should include responses to the following:
* For what rank do you wish to be considered, and why?
* How will your strengths and experiences help the University of Iowa engage broadly with PK-12 schools as partners to strengthen our educational leadership program?
Address inquiries or nominations to search committee chair Liz Hollingworth (email@example.com) and/or Lisa Keiffer-Haverkamp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI) is a world-renowned institution located in Iowa City, an UNESCO City of Literature that is recognized as one of the country's most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds. Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding schools and libraries, a lively downtown offering an array of events focused on arts, learning, and cultural development, and the unique charm of a vibrant college town connected by easy travel to larger cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Iowa City and UI are intertwined for the betterment of the university and the surrounding communities.
We are committed to recruiting and retaining innovative and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to "Build a Career and Build a Life" in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see: worklife.uiowa.edu.
About the Educational Leadership Program
The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (EPLS) at the University of Iowa includes 15 faculty members and serves over 150 students. The department includes three programs: Educational Leadership, Education Policy and Leadership Studies (Ed.D.), and Higher Education and Student Affairs. EPLS has an international reputation for advancements in the areas of evaluation and assessment, educational measurement, and effective undergraduate education, among many other research initiatives. In addition to supporting impactful research, EPLS values and uplifts the work of its faculty practitioners, leaning into the crucial intersection of scholarship and practice in instruction, program planning, and student support.
About the College
The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation. Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning. The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College is guided by a Strategic Plan which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College works intentionally through The Community Council.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.