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Assistant Professor of Practice – P-12 School Leadership
Department of Educational Administration
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Applications are now being accepted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for an assistant professor of practice in Pre-School through 12th grade (P-12) school leadership in the Department of Educational Administration (EDAD). The position will be focused on serving students in the P-12 Masters in Education (M.Ed.)/principal endorsement and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)/superintendent endorsement programs, with a particular emphasis on the superintendency.
The mission of the Educational Administration Department (EDAD) is to develop educational leaders who understand education from a systems perspective; challenge the way educational organizations reproduce structural inequities; integrate research, policy, theory, and meaningful practice to serve the needs of diverse communities; and enhance equity, inclusion, and effectiveness in education through sustainable improvement. We strive to meet this mission through our teaching, research, service, and engagement efforts.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the College of Education and Human Sciences and the Department of Educational Administration are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.
Therefore, we seek a candidate who can contribute a unique perspective to our team and who can contribute to our mission by teaching in our hybrid (online and face to face) masters and doctoral programs; advising masters and doctoral students; supervising Ed.D. dissertations; supervising administrative internships; collaborating with our M.Ed. and Ed.D. communities of practice; and actively engaging with P-12 schools, governing bodies, Educational Service Units (ESUs), and other stakeholders. The person selected for this position will work closely to enact curriculum changes in the Ed.D. program around improvement science, change leadership, and equity and social justice. We desire an effective leader who can deliver high-quality graduate instruction aligned with Nebraska and national standards and our departmental mission and goals. The selected candidate will bring a district and/or systems-level practitioner’s perspective and collaborate with a dynamic and award-winning faculty comprised of expert researchers and practitioners, and highly motivated students from across Nebraska and the globe. We are particularly interested in rounding out our expertise with an individual who has experience in rural and/or small districts.
The Department of Educational Administration has been a part of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for more than 100 years. Initially, our focus was solely on the preparation of administrators for elementary and secondary schools. Our commitment to the preparation of P-12 administrators continues with our online M.Ed., ranked #12 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2020. Our programs have steadily expanded to include higher education. The early 1990’s saw the addition of the doctoral specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education. In 2000 the Department added a master’s degree specialization in Student Affairs Administration and a graduate certificate in community college leadership in 2006. In 2022, the department will relaunch our Educational Doctorate with a focus on improvement science, change leadership, and equity and social justice. Our unique department integrates research, policy, theory, and meaningful practice to serve the needs of diverse communities.