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Assistant or Associate Professor, Education Leadership

Teachers College, Columbia University
Department of Organization and Leadership
Program in Education Leadership


Position:  We invite applications for an assistant or associate professor with a record of outstanding scholarly accomplishment and/or promise to fill a tenure-track or tenured position in the Program in Education Leadership. We are seeking a research scholar specializing in K-12 education leadership for this position. The areas of study to be taught include resource allocation and finance, data-driven assessment, school and leadership development, and research methods.  Areas of specialization in research include quantitative and/or qualitative analysis and action research. We seek to recruit a scholar who is prepared to bridge theory, research, and practice, applying knowledge to problems of leadership development and practice in schools and school districts, and who seeks to inform the public about the state of education today. It is expected that the candidate will teach in his/her substantive areas of expertise, in educational leadership broadly, and in research methods (quantitative and/or qualitative data collection, data analysis).  

Since the Program in Education Leadership sponsors intensive summer programs, the candidate must be willing to teach in the summer session.  Tenure status and rank will be designated based on prior accomplishment and experience.

Responsibilities: Candidates must be actively involved in research and dedicated to excellent teaching and advisement of master’s and doctoral students. They must be willing to assume administrative responsibilities and collaborate in program development, operations, and planning.  The candidate is expected to participate actively in a culture that seeks continuous improvement.  In addition, candidates are expected to participate broadly in the life of the Department and the College and serve as contributing departmental and institutional citizens.  

Qualifications: Doctorate, with either an established and tenurable record as a leading scholar, or evidence of the potential to develop into a leading scholar. We seek a scholar whose excellence in research, teaching, service and public outreach are well recognized. Regardless of the career stage, we seek individuals who have distinguished themselves at peer institutions and in the eyes of their colleagues and in the broader scholarly community.  In the domain of research, we seek individuals who have demonstrated capacities to conceptualize, carry out and publish quantitative or qualitative research in leading journals in education, research, and policy, thus in respected peer-reviewed journals. We seek evidence of accomplishment and/or promise in submission/acquisition of external grants to support research and doctoral students.  Outstanding teaching and commitment to mentoring students into professional educational leadership positions is a key requirement.  

Rank:  Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Tenure-track or Tenured.

To apply:  We request electronic submission of applications and materials. Please send to:  Professor Pearl Rock Kane, Search Committee Chair, C/O Dr. Tanzina Taher, Program Manager.  Email: . Tel:  212.678.3984:  (1) Letter of application specifying areas of research and teaching expertise and interests, including future research plans. (2) Curriculum vitae. (3) Three publications or other writing samples (articles, book chapters, conference papers, etc.). (4) Three letters of recommendation (to be submitted independently by recommenders). Please include, with letter of application, the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and emails of individuals writing letters of recommendation.   

Review of applications will begin by October 15, 2013 and will continue until the search is complete.  Appointment begins September 2014.

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.