Position Details JOB DESCRIPTION: This faculty member will: • Coordinate the Higher Education Leadership graduate programs, including recruitment, admissions, and advising and work collaboratively with TCU Student Affairs to provide students with authentic experiences. • Teach higher educational leadership graduate courses potentially including postsecondary leadership, college student development, community college leadership, history and philosophy of higher education, ethics, diversity and inclusion, organization and administration, and/or other program topics as needed. • Create and revise current courses to remain current in the field • Advise and mentor graduate students, including serving as chair or co-chair of capstone and dissertation committees • Provide service to the college, university, professional associations, and discipline-related organizations and partners
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, or related field, with an emphasis in Higher Education 2. Demonstrated success or the potential for success in teaching graduate courses related to higher education 3. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff 5. Demonstrated success in engaging professional educational leadership and/or research organizations (i.e., ASHE, NASPA, ACPA, AERA, CSCC). 6. A minimum of 5 years of teaching and/or leadership experience in higher education 7. Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills 8. An academic record of excellence in teaching and service appropriate to rank
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Two years of experience coordinating a graduate program related to educational leadership or higher education leadership 2. Five years of experience as a leader in a higher education setting 3. Five years of experience in university graduate-level teaching 4. A commitment to/or experience with institutional partnerships 5. Current rank of associate or full professor of professional practice 6. Knowledge of content areas of higher education administration, community college leadership and / or Intercollegiate Athletics Administration
Department Details The College of Education is committed to a teacher-scholar model in which research informs teaching as well as successful classroom and administrative practice. The Educational Leadership Higher Education program offers masters and doctoral degrees (Ed.D. and Ph.D.). Faculty who work with higher education students are committed to educating students for the rigorous demands of a diverse, global community. Course offerings and learning opportunities are designed to prepare leaders of courage and authenticity who are equipped for a wide range of leadership positions; have the ability to tackle future challenges and to design programs focused on student engagement and learning; re-imagine the learning process and build an enhanced understanding of learning; operate with a global perspective in a diverse, rapidly evolving field; create new settings now possible through technology; are committed to growth and reflect clear ethical commitments for the education of students. We seek candidates who desire to be key leaders of a dynamic team to create innovative programs of study that meet the challenges of today's rapidly changing educational leadership environment.
School/College Description TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors and leaders. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. The college has seven undergraduate programs, five master's programs and five doctoral programs, many nationally recognized, that offer degrees and paths to teacher certification in K-12 education, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education and special education. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences from their first semester with our center, institutes, programs and community partnerships, creating leaders in the classroom and beyond.
University & Fort Worth Description ABOUT TCU
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.
At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
APPOINTMENT: 9-month period, renewable upon performance, need, and finances; possible extended contract after year 5 (assistant professor of professional practice) or with rank (associate/full professor of professional practice)
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. TCU only accepts applications and supporting documents submitted electronically. Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and name and contact information of five references.
AA/EEO Statement As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Internal Number: 496840
About Texas Christian University
TCU is all about the experience. This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 130 undergraduate areas of study, 61 master’s level programs and 24 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment. Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report — not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides. Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizati...ons, all without leaving the campus. That’s when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville. It’s how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.