Working Title Assistant Professor of Practice – P-12 School Leadership
Department Educational Administration-1046
Requisition Number F210139
Posting Open Date 10/01/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all
application materials before review date) 01/03/2022
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
Applications are now being accepted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for
an assistant professor of practice in Pre-School through 12th grade (P-12)
school leadership in the Department of Educational Administration (EDAD).
The position will be focused on serving students in the P-12 Masters in
Education (M.Ed.)/principal endorsement and Doctor of Education
(Ed.D.)/superintendent endorsement programs, with a particular emphasis on
The mission of the Educational Administration Department (EDAD) is to
develop educational leaders who understand education from a systems
perspective; challenge the way educational organizations reproduce structural
inequities; integrate research, policy, theory, and meaningful practice to
serve the needs of diverse communities; and enhance equity, inclusion, and
effectiveness in education through sustainable improvement. We strive to meet
this mission through our teaching, research, service, and engagement efforts.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances
creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the College of
Education and Human Sciences and the Department of Educational Administration
are committed to creating learning, research, Extension programming, and work
environments that are inclusive of all forms of human diversity. We actively
encourage applications from and nominations of qualified individuals from
underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, women, sexual
minorities, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.
Therefore, we seek a candidate who can contribute a unique perspective to our
team and who can contribute to our mission by teaching in our hybrid (online
and face to face) masters and doctoral programs; advising masters and
doctoral students, supervise Ed.D. dissertations; supervising administrative
internships; collaborate with our M.Ed. and Ed.D. communities of practice; and
actively engage with P-12 schools, governing bodies, Educational Service Units
(ESUs), and other stakeholders. The person selected for this position will
work closely to enact curriculum changes in the Ed.D. program around
improvement science, change leadership, and equity and social justice. We
desire an effective leader who can deliver high-quality graduate instruction
aligned with Nebraska and national standards and our departmental mission and
goals. The selected candidate will bring a district/and/or systems-level
practitioner's perspective and collaborate with a dynamic and award-winning
faculty comprised of expert researchers and practitioners, and highly
motivated students from across Nebraska and the globe. We are particularly
interested in rounding out our expertise with an individual who has experience
in rural and/or small districts.
The Department of Educational Administration has been a part of the University
of Nebraska- Lincoln for more than 100 years. Initially, our focus was solely
on the preparation of administrators for elementary and secondary schools. Our
commitment to the preparation of P- 12 administrators continues with our
online M.Ed. ranked #12 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2020.
Our programs have steadily expanded to include higher education. The early
1990's saw the addition of the doctoral specialization in Educational
Leadership and Higher Education. In 2000 the Department added a master's
degree specialization in Student Affairs Administration and a graduate
certificate in community college leadership in 2006. In 2022, the department
will relaunch our Educational Doctorate with a focus on improvement science,
change leadership, and equity and social justice. Our unique department
integrates research, policy, theory, and meaningful practice to serve the
needs of diverse communities.
The Department is actively engaged with the University Council for Educational
Administration (UCEA), the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate
(CPED), the Nebraska Council of School Administrators, and other stakeholder
groups and coalitions locally, statewide, and beyond.
Additional information on the Department is available via the web:
https: // cehs.unl.edu/edad/, on Facebook:
https: // www. facebook.com/NebraskaEDAD/, on Twitter:
https: // twitter.com/NebraskaEDAD, and on Instagram:
https: // www. instagram.com/nebraskaedad/.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment
without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic
information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation.
Seehttps:// www. unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Earned doctorate (Ed.D. or Ph. D) in Educational Administration/Leadership, or a related field.
Hold or be eligible for a district-level administrative endorsement or equivalent.
Evidence of successful leadership of equity change initiatives at district-level or systems-level (e.g. efforts to close achievement gaps, improve student outcomes, increase opportunities for students; and build district and school capacity for improvement).
Leadership experience including superintendency, associate superintendency, educational service unit, department of education, or equivalent.
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with a team of professionals.
Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
Evidence of mentoring of educators and educational leaders.
Demonstrated understanding/experience with the challenges and opportunities facing rural and smaller schools/districts.
Experience teaching graduate level courses (including online), in the areas of educational organizations, school/district/regional leadership, P-12 education.
Experience with local/state/national policy development and advocacy.
Demonstrated capacity to develop and sustain relationships and partnerships with educational stakeholders.
Service in state and national educational organizations.
Knowledge of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
How to Apply
Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the
A letter of application with a narrative addressing your qualifications for the position, including both the minimum and preferred qualifications.
A resume/curriculum vita.
Teaching statement. A statement of your teaching philosophy (two pages maximum).
Leadership statement. A statement of your leadership philosophy (two pages maximum).
A statement of the value you place on diversity, equity, and inclusion and your anticipated contributions to creating inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters (two pages maximum).
Contact information including the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.
Please note, the statements (items 3, 4 and 5 above) need to be combined
into one document and attached as “Other Document.”
For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
Dr. Jiangang Xia
Chair of the Search Advisory Committee
JXia@unl.edu or at 402-413-1261
Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
Job Type 9 Month
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No
If Temporary, indicate end date
Planned Hire Date August 15, 2022
Appointment End Date
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