The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee is seeking applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor to join the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position beginning August 1, 2022.  We are looking for leading scholars with the training and expertise in K-12 educational finance, law, or policy to contribute to leadership preparation programs.  The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies offers graduate programs at the master’s, education specialist, and doctoral levels and an undergraduate leadership studies minor.  The Department is an active member of the University Council for Educational Administration, and its licensure programs are accredited by CAEP.

To guide prospective candidates, and our consideration of applicants, the faculty has identified required qualifications for the position and desired qualifications, both of which are listed below

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining a cutting-edge scholarly research agenda
  • Supporting the graduate programs in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies through teaching and advising
  • Participating in professional associations at the local, state, regional, and national/international levels
  • Service to the department, college, university, and other educational organizations
  • Collaborating with college and department faculty and staff and with school districts and school administrators.
  • Strong commitment to the mission of the university and the department


Required qualifications include:

  • A doctorate (completed by August 2022) in Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, or a related field with a strong content background in educational administration
  • Evidence of strong potential for (assistant professor) or a strong record of (associate professor) scholarly productivity in the field of educational administration
  • Evidence of K-12 leadership experience
  • Evidence of a strong potential for (assistant professor) or a strong record of (associate professor) teaching excellence in graduate level leadership preparation programs
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with diverse audiences
  • A willingness to plan and deliver instruction both in face-to-face classroom formats and via technology and the internet.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience teaching graduate level courses          
  • Experience as a principal
  • Experience teaching K-12 education finance, law, or policy
  • Potential to secure (assistant professor) or record of securing (associate professor) external funding through grants
  • Experience with distance learning methodologies

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following: (1) a cover letter, which should consist of a summary of teaching and research and a statement about diversity, equity, and inclusion, (b) a current curriculum vita, (c) a maximum of two publications, and (d) the names and contact information for three (3) references who are able to speak specifically to your qualifications for the position.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Pamela Angelle
Professor and Search Committee Chair