The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD) seeks a new
department head (#00000418) to work collaboratively with the College leadership team to realize the
vision and mission of the College.
About the Program
The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development with more than 850
students and 44 full-time faculty members, offers graduate programs in Adult, Workforce and Continuing Professional Education Counselor Education; Educational Leadership; Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis; and Higher Education. The Department emphasizes exemplary scholarship, teaching,
and service in the context of a university education and has a vibrant research culture that inspires and
guides students through teaching, advising, and dissertation supervision. As researchers and teachers,
the faculty explore complex and pressing contemporary issues and problems facing education and
society with a view toward solutions that will make a real, positive difference for students and higher
The Head is responsible for the administration of the department and provides leadership to enhance
the quality and impact of faculty research, teaching, and service efforts. He or she recruits,
recommends, hires, and supervises faculty and departmental staff, and manages departmental budgets.
The Head promotes the department through representation in college, university, and external strategic
initiatives. The Department Head may also engage in research, teaching, publication, externally funded
projects, and other professional activities.
Candidates should possess a doctorate in counselor education, educational leadership, policy studies,
higher education, adult and community college education, or a closely related discipline or field; have a
demonstrated success in significant leadership roles and/or university administration and working with
diverse groups, team building, and fostering partnerships; a distinguished record of scholarship sufficient
for appointment as a full professor in the department; and a demonstrated commitment to anti-racism,
diversity, social justice, and collaboration.
Note: This position requires an on campus presence to effectively perform the essential duties of the
position. As such, employees must reside within a commutable distance and must report to campus
regularly to perform certain work-related tasks as a condition of employment.
Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and names and contact
information for three references. General inquiries can be sent directly to Dr. John Lee, Search
Committee Chair, at email@example.com.