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College of Education

Open Positions

Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policies

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policies at the University of South Carolina
is seeking applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure track position in K-12 Educational
Leadership at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018.


The successful candidate will join a dynamic and diverse faculty and will be expected to: (1) establish a rigorous and ongoing  research agenda  in the field of educational leadership appropriate for a research intensive institution; (2) teach educational leadership courses face to face and/or online in  areas such as school level administration, educational theory, and various disciplines of school building and central office leadership (3) serve on departmental, college and university level committees: (4) provide advisement and research mentoring to graduate students pursuing a M.Ed., Educational Specialists or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.


Required Qualifications

Applicants must have (1) an earned doctorate in Educational Administration or closely related field by August 2018, (2) evidence of or potential for a focused and relevant research agenda in educational leadership, (3) expertise in advanced quantitative and/or qualitative research methods (4) commitment to work with a diverse student population including those working in areas of poverty and (5) the ability to work cooperatively in a humanistic, transparent and collaborative work environment 5) a commitment to practices embedded in social justice, inclusion and equity via service, research and/or teaching congruent with university values 6) the ability to work cooperatively in a humanistic, transparent and collaborative environment.


Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with (1) experience as a school level or central office administrator in a K-12 setting (2) experience teaching graduate level courses in educational leadership (3) experience in online instruction (4) demonstrated experience in mentoring graduate student research (5) evidence of or capacity for obtaining external funding.



The College of Education application process is conducted online at Please reference Requisition Number 18920 or visit this link:

Application materials accepted online include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) list of at least three professional references to include e-mail addresses and phone numbers, (4) a copy of unofficial academic transcript for all degrees earned (official copies will be required of finalists), and (5) two sample publications or pieces of scholarly work. Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Edward Cox, Search Committee Chair,

The University of South Carolina has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University embraces family-friendly policies that provide a work environment and an academic culture supportive of faculty members and their families. The University is also responsive to the needs of dual career families.