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Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

Apply now Department: 3670040020 Educational Leadership
Job no: 514279
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Education / Instructional, Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Kansas State University and the College of Education are seeking applicants for a 9-month tenure track assistant professor in Educational Leadership to begin August 2023.

The vision of the College of Education at Kansas State University is “preparing educators to be knowledgeable, ethical, and caring decision makers.” This position, along with all positions in the College of Education, is directly responsible for advancing this vision and that of the Department of Educational Leadership. The Educational Leadership program focus leads to professional building or district licensure as a school principal or superintendent, exemplified by coursework school improvement, staff and curriculum development, policy analysis, educational technology, research seminars, school finance, school law, personnel administration, social justice, educational politics, school facilities, and problems-based leadership.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching graduate courses in the teacher leader, building licensure, and district licensure programs on-campus, via distance technologies, and on-site in partner districts; advising/mentoring graduate students; gaining graduate faculty status from the Graduate School; and serving on and chairing masters and doctoral committees. The successful candidate will have earned doctoral degree in educational leadership/administration or closely related education field. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for teaching graduate level courses in both face-to-face basis and distance (asychronous and synchronous) modalities depending upon the department needs. A successful candidate should have an established record of scholarship and successful experience teaching adult learners.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Educational Leadership at Kansas State University offers a variety of graduate programs and emphases under a broad leadership umbrella, with three major components – Educational Leadership, the development of leaders in educational settings with an emphasis on P-12 settings; Adult Learning and Leadership, the development of individuals involved in the education of adults; and Community College Leadership, the development of leaders in community college settings. The department offers a sizable proportion of masters degree and professional license programming via online delivery. Distance-enhanced options are available in both educational leadership and adult learning and leadership.

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Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in educational leadership/administration or closely related education field;
  • Experience as public school building and/or district administrator;
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in designing, implementing, and instructing face-to-face and online courses;
  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively in group settings;
  • Willingness to establish scholarly activity which includes peer-reviewed publications and national presentations;
  • Expressed value in and commitment to integrate principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in course design and delivery at the graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Kansas building licensure
  • Kansas District leadership licensure
  • Experience teaching at the college level
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience merging theory, research, and practice

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter of interest describing your professional history as it relates to the role and qualifications of this position
  2. Resume
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial transcripts from degree granting institutions
  5. Contact information for three professional references

Review of Applications Begins:

February 15, 2023

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:


Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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