Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
Open Rank Clinical Faculty in Educational Leadership
The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa invites applications for a fiscal year open rank clinical-track faculty position in the Educational Leadership program. The position will begin July 1, 2021.
The University of Iowa is looking for an individual to help us in our mission to have a great leader in every Iowa school. We seek an experienced K12 educational leader who is committed to excellence in leadership, especially for social justice and equity. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the educational disparities impacting students and families in Iowa and the reasons those disparities exist and perpetuate. This person must also show a commitment to work collaboratively to make positive change for all students in Iowa schools.
The Dean 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 who will be vigorous education leaders for the 21st century. We are committed to preparing leaders who inspire teachers and make it their mission to provide their students with the very best preparation for their futures.
Clinical-track faculty are typically allocated 80% teaching/field supervision and 20% service. A clinical faculty member must provide evidence of excellence in teaching, supervision, and curricular planning. Clinical-track faculty are eligible for promotion to full and may have continuous multiple year appointments.
The Educational Leadership Program offers four degrees.
M.A. (designed for principal licensure)
Ed.S. (designed for superintendent certification)
Ed.D. (practice focused doctorate)
The candidate hired as clinical-track will serve as a faculty member for all four degrees.
This position will serve as an instructor and assist with the Principal and Superintendent Preparation programs. The successful candidate will work to coordinate field experiences for the Educational Leadership Program, working in conjunction with the Program Coordinator. In addition to teaching assignments of clinical courses in both program areas, this will include the following responsibilities:
Assist in the development and implementation of a recruitment plan for prospective students entering the Educational Leadership Practitioner Programs.
Assist in the recruitment, development, and supervision of adjunct faculty.
Oversee ongoing seminars for adjunct faculty and coordinate training, development, and supervision of adjunct faculty.
Assist in the recruitment, development, and supervision of field supervisors for the clinical field experiences.
Hold ongoing seminars for field supervisors for training, development, and supervision.
Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits.
Fiscal year (12 month) clinical-track appointment beginning July 1, 2021 or negotiable start date.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the Program
The Educational Leadership program is committed to preparing educators to be exceptional school leaders, professors, and policymakers and offers degrees and licensure for PK-12 school leadership. Most students in the program are practicing teachers and administrators, and the majority of classes are offered in the evenings during the regular academic year. Additionally, most classes are offered via interactive distance education. Our courses are taught by a combination of faculty, who will share cutting-edge theory and practitioners, who are working professionals with exemplary leadership experience. These are recognized and award-winning educational leaders from across the state who work in both urban and rural school districts.
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, scholars, and innovators in their fields. Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning
About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI) is world-renowned for its commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. UI has been a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899 and the Association of American Universities since 1909. UI ranks #34 among the nation's 629 public universities ( U. S. News & World Report ). More than 32,500 students earn bachelor's, graduate, and professional degrees from UI's 11 colleges.
UI is located in Iowa City , a UNESCO City of Literature that is widely 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 affordable health care, excellent libraries and schools, historic neighborhoods, and a lively downtown. Chicago, St. Louis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul are a short car or bus trip away, and nearby Eastern Iowa Airport (CID) connects travelers to the world. The relationship between Iowa City and the UI is very cooperative and supportive.
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.