Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Leadership Doctorate

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Leadership Doctorate
Job Code 2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time Full Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Assistant/Associate Professor
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Department Independent Doctorate
Hiring Department Summary

The Doctorate in Educational Leadership is an innovative joint program between the College of Education and the Department of Public Policy and Administration in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. The program’s mission is to prepare diverse, transformative leaders in Pre-K—14 education. The program’s curriculum and instruction purposely combines knowledge and skills, theory and practice. Three key curricular themes provide the focus for all coursework: (1) Transformational Leadership, (2) Critical Policy Analysis and Action, and (3) Informed Decision-Making. This is an innovative weekend and evening program that allows students to complete their degree in nine semesters over three years. See more at

Essential Duties

- Teaching and advising;
- Research, scholarship and presentations at the local, state, national and international levels;
- Supervision of doctoral dissertations;
- Establishing partnerships with local school leaders and policy makers, and state and national decision makers;
- Contributing to grant submissions and administration; and
- Involvement in state, national and international associations and organizations focused on education.

Required Qualifications

- Doctorate in Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, Education Policy, Public Administration, Educational Policy, or relevant emphasis in Education. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoratal degree by August 2018.
- A proven record of, or potential for, publication and scholarly work in the relevant field such as educational leadership and administration.
- Evidence of successful performance in, or potential for, teaching and conducting research in the areas of educational administration, human resource management, budget and finance, or curriculum at the graduate level.
- Ability to work with diverse student bodies, along with work in diverse communities.
- Ability to develop effective partnerships with community stakeholders and colleagues across multiple disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications

- Understanding of educational reform, research-based initiatives, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and policy analysis.
- Ability to successfully advise graduate students, supervise dissertations, and contribute to program development.
- Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Prior administrative experience as well as disciplinary expertise in Pre-K-14 educational setting at the mid to upper level position responsible for human resources management, budget and/or curriculum.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F0049P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2018
Initial Application Review 01/17/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit:
1. CV
2. Cover letter addressing your essential qualification, scholarship agenda, and teaching philosophy.
3. Unofficial transcript of doctoral work (official transcripts will be required before hiring)
4. A recent writing sample, published or unpublished
5. Diversity statement: A brief statement describing how your work would contribute to Sacramento State’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Letters of recommendation may be requested from candidates invited for on campus interviews.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CSU Careers Website
    • CalJobs Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Current eReferral
    • Website
    • HERC Website
    • Newspaper ad
  3. * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents