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Professor of Practice in Education Leadership (Open)

Apply now Job no: 510979
Position type: Faculty
Location: New York
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position: The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization & Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University invites applications for a Professor of Practice from candidates with a record of outstanding contributions to the field of Education Leadership through visionary and successful leadership as a practitioner in the field, preferably as a senior-level administrator in a public school district, such as Superintendent of Schools. We seek to recruit colleagues whose work bridges theory, research and practice to address the challenges of leading schools and school systems in the United States. This is not a tenure track position. The successful candidate will receive a 3-5-year appointment, with renewal possible.

Responsibilities: The Professor of Practice will be actively involved in an education leadership role, dedicated to excellent teaching and advisement of graduate students, and engaged in high levels of service to the profession. They will assume administrative responsibilities and collaborate actively with faculty colleagues in program development, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The Professor of Practice is expected to partake in an aspirational culture emphasizing excellence in education outcomes, a strong commitment to equity and social justice, and continuous improvement through innovation and critical reflection. Our vision of education leadership is rooted in a commitment to strengthening leadership which includes not only the foreground of schools and districts, but also the greater prospect of helping leaders to guide our profession toward deeper learning that insists upon creating a better world for all who inhabit it. In addition, the Professor of Practice is expected to participate broadly in the life of Teachers College and serve as a contributing citizen in this academic community, which also entails seeking external funding for the support of research, student financial aid, and program initiatives. All Professors of Practice have a base 4-course teaching load and provide academic advisement for students in courses and advisees in the program.

The Professor of Practice position will join the Education Leadership Program and work closely with the Urban Education Leaders Program.

Qualifications: Doctorate in education or a related field and evidence of uniquely valuable and widely recognized leadership in the profession of education leadership along with parallel academic experience. For the Professor of Practice position, the successful candidate will be known as a leader shaping education and leadership practices outside the academy, supplying evidence as appropriate through professional writings, videos, social media, reports on exemplary leadership practices, or other relevant material.

Rank: Professor of Practice (Open)

Salary Range:
Assistant Level: $103,500 - $139,725
Associate Level: $119,025 - $155,543
Full Level: $143,196 - $191,475

To apply: The following materials are required to apply for this position:

  1. Letter of application specifying teaching expertise and interests as well as leadership vision and accomplishments including ideas and intellectual contributions to the field;
  2. Current Curriculum vitae;
  3. Three writing samples or a portfolio of evidence on distinctive education leadership practices in which the candidate has been engaged that are relevant to the responsibilities and qualifications noted above;
  4. With the letter of application, the candidate should include the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of individuals who will write letters of recommendation should the candidate be advanced to the finalist stage.

Questions about this search process should be directed to Ms. Caitlin Gamble, Program Manager for Education Leadership, at cg2659@tc.columbia.edu.

Review of applications will begin by March 15, 2023, and continue until the search is completed. The appointment begins September 2023.

Teachers College as an institution is committed to equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.

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Teachers College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community and to providing equal opportunity in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or gender expression), religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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