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Clemson University
College of Education
South Carolina
Posted: 10/3/2018
Department Chair - Educational & Organizational Leadership Development

Department Chair Position

Educational and Organizational Leadership Development

The Clemson University College of Education seeks a dedicated academic leader to fill the Department Chair position with experience that would merit tenure and the level of Full Professor in the Department of Educational and Organizational Leadership Development (EOLD). This position is primarily responsible for providing the leadership and support to ensure the quality of the department’s teaching, scholarship, public service and graduate programs. The nine-month appointment is for a 3-year term and begins July 1, 2019.

Consistent with Clemson University’s public, land grant mission, the College of Education is especially focused on serving underperforming schools as well as members of underrepresented, diverse, and marginalized populations. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience leading and engaging a progressive graduate faculty committed to fulfilling this mission through research, teaching and public service. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The candidate for this position is expected to fill a critical need for a highly collaborative colleague, systemic thinker and leader, who desires to work within the southern contexts of poverty, race, rural and urban environments. Clemson’s educational graduate programs are committed to an ongoing process of curricular and program improvement and to building external partnerships to prepare diverse cohorts of educational leaders, who are representative of the diverse student populations in the region.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Student Affairs or a closely related field within the Department
  • Experience and scholarship that would merit the status of senior Associate or Full Professor
  • Potential to secure externally funded grants
  • Ability to teach graduate level courses in P-20 leadership programs
  • Demonstrated experience with departmental budgeting processes, course assignments and registration
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, develop, establish rapport and work well with administration, faculty, staff and students in a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations and/or communities
  • Commitment to working with underserved rural and urban communities and partners as well as members of underrepresented, diverse, and marginalized populations
  • Willingness to travel for onsite course delivery and research activities
  • Positive attitude and collegial demeanor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience mentoring graduate students to degree completion
  • Experience mentoring both new and developing faculty members
  • Experience building national, state and regional educational partnerships
  • Experience participating in grant-funded research
  • Experience marketing academic programming that leads to generating revenue
  • Experience working on collaborative teams


  • Engage in teaching, research, publication, external funding, and other scholarly activities
  • Lead the implementation of the Department’s strategic plan
  • Annual evaluation of each member of the Department faculty as well as participate in the evaluation of Department staff
  • Hear informal faculty grievances and cooperate in formal grievance procedures
  • Supervise the Department’s program of instruction, including curriculum, scheduling, faculty workload, and departmental research and public service
  • Ensure the preservation of students’ rights; supervise the advising of departmental undergraduate majors and graduate students
  • Coordinate and supervise summer school programs and orientation
  • Represent the Department on the Dean’s Executive Committee
  • Serve as a liaison between the Department and the Office of Accreditation and Assessment
  • Advise doctoral and master’s degree students
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean

About Clemson University

Clemson University, founded in 1889, is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shore of Lake Hartwell. Clemson has approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students and is consistently ranked among the top 25 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report. For more information about Clemson University and the College of Education, visit

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter of application and current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three references via Interfolio to ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by October 30, 2018. The review of applications will continue until position is filled.


This is a nine-month position. Appointment is for a 3-year term, eligible for renewal. The Chair will receive a 10% administrative stipend for the academic year and a 20% administrative summer stipend. Teaching load is 1/1.

Applicants invited for a campus interview should be prepared to make a presentation to the EOLD faculty describing their leadership style and vision for the Department. Candidates will also be required to meet with the search committee, the Leadership Cabinet and Dean George J. Petersen.

Clemson University embraces a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty, student body, and staff. Diversity is recognized to include differences among groups of people and individuals based on ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, gender, age, exceptionalities, language, religion, sexual orientation, and geographical area. Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or genetic information.