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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Educational Leadership

Apply now Job no: 520578
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Instruction

Department: Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership
Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
Application review begins November 28, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Please upload the following documents into your online application:
(1) a brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications for this faculty position,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) 2-page statement about your research,
(4) 3 peer-reviewed publications (due to limitations to the number of documents that can be upload into the application, please upload publications as one document.)

Position Announcement
The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership the University of Oregon’s College of Education (COE) announces the opening of a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. We seek a colleague to conduct research on problems of practice and teach on best practices that reflect the science of education in association with key centers affiliated with the department, College, and University (e.g., Center on Equity Promotion, Behavioral Research and Teaching–Center on Teaching and Learning, and Center on Educational Policy Research – Educational Policy Improvement Center). The candidate will share leadership for the department's emerging undergraduate minor program in social systems leadership, which is designed to prepare UO students from many disciplines to address the leadership challenges and opportunities found in direct service and entry-level administrative roles in contemporary educational and social service organizations. The candidate also will teach for the department's administrator licensure program.

Other responsibilities include establishing an independent research program, advising graduate students, participating in the conduct of departmental and university business, and engaging state and national education leadership associations.

Department or Program Summary
The College of Education at the UO has a strong tradition of scholarship, outreach, and impact at local, state, national, and global levels. The College is a community of scholars devoted to scholarly excellence and creating a learning and research environment that seeks diverse perspectives, demands equity, and fosters inclusion. It is home to a dozen research and outreach units, two training clinics, and a highly productive faculty who are national and international leaders in prevention science, school-based intervention, research methods, and measurement designed to improve the lives of children and families.

Many of the UO College of Education graduate programs are some of the highest ranked in the country for both research scholarship and graduate education. College faculty engage in scholarship with, and in service to, our diverse communities and that advances the effectiveness of educational and social service systems for all children and families. Candidates also will find that our faculty are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1500 undergraduate and graduate students who comprise the College and who will be the next generation of educational and social service leaders. We look forward to welcoming a colleague to join this vibrant, successful, and collaborative faculty and who will contribute to our scholarly strengths in the areas of prevention science and evidence-based practice implementation with underserved individuals and families.

The Department of Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership (EMPL) brings together scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with shared expertise in using data-informed evidence to guide professional practice and policymaking that ultimately improves how education and social systems work to serve students, families, and communities. The department offers administrative licensure programs and Master's, D.Ed., and Ph.D. degrees in educational leadership, as well as pre- and pro-licensure programs for administrative certifications. The faculty as a whole also has deep expertise in quantitative research methods (QRM), and the department hosts a university-wide graduate specialization in QRM.

Minimum Requirements
• Earned doctorate in Education, the social sciences, or a related field
• Record or evidence of potential for scholarly productivity and excellence by publishing in peer-reviewed journals
• Demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct, administer, and sustain a significant program of externally-funded research that is scientifically rigorous and connected to ensuring effective education systems and student success
• Demonstrated experience or promise for high quality teaching and advising of university students
• Experience with leadership approaches and practices in K-12 local education agencies (LEAs), state education agencies (SEAs), national education agencies, higher education institutions (IHEs), social service systems, and/or non-government or community organizations
• Experience or demonstrated potential and interest in teaching hybrid and online classes

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated ability to develop and/or apply state-of-the-art methodological approaches (quantitative/qualitative/mixed) to research problems of practice
• Commitment to integrating themes of equity, diversity, and/or inclusion throughout professional portfolio of work
• Experience with and research agenda related to one or more of the following:
• Models of effective leadership practice in educational settings and community organizations
• Equity and access for traditionally underrepresented and/or underserved populations interacting with education or social systems
• Leadership preparation to serve linguistically, socially, and culturally diverse individuals, families, and/or communities
• Education pathways that integrate K-12 success and post-secondary education participation
• Policies to build and sustain leadership in education
• Approaches to training, mentoring, and leadership development
• Approaches to teaching and learning within online education settings
• Integration of service learning approaches and community engagement in leadership development

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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