Iowa State University Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership, Organizations, and Policy in Ames, Iowa

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Posting Details

Posting Number 800160

Working Title Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership, Organizations, and Policy

Advertised Employing Department School of Education

Appointment Type Faculty - Term

Base of Employment B - Faculty (9 Months)

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Pay Frequency Monthly

Proposed Start Date 08/16/2019

Proposed End Date or Length of Term 05/15/2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year 9

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The School of Education (SOE) in the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and enthusiastic colleague who will collaborate with current faculty in the preparation of P-12 leaders in the SOEs school-level leadership master’s program and our systems-level leadership doctoral program. Both programs are cohort-based, grounded in the theory and practice of educational leadership, and committed to preparing equity-centered educational leaders who foster educational environments that serve the needs of all students, families, and members of the community. In addition to teaching courses, we seek a colleague who will support student field-experiences, collaborate with current faculty in the design and implementation of curriculum, participate in program administration, including program recruitment, admissions, and assessment, and work with SOE colleagues to build and sustain partnerships with schools and districts.

Required Education and Experience

An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership or a closely related field by the start date (August 16, 2019). Licensure/certification (in any state) in school-level leadership. Licensure/certification (in any state) in P-12 systems-level leadership. One or more years (post-certification/licensure) of professional experience in school-level leadership (e.g. principal, vice principal). One or more years (post-certification/licensure) in P-12 systems-level leadership (e.g. superintendent, associate superintendent, curriculum director, human resources). Evidence of potential to teach graduate-level courses. Evidence of potential to mentor graduate students in educational leadership. Evidence of a commitment in professional practice to equity in education.

Preferred Education and Experience

Additional years professional experience in school-level/systems-level leadership. Evidence of an ability as a school/district leader to mentor and supervise teachers and administrators. Evidence of an ability as a school/district leader to recruit and retain teachers and administrators from diverse cultural, gendered, linguistic, racial, and social class identities. Evidence of successful support as a school/district leader of students from diverse cultural, gendered, linguistic, racial, and social class identities.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Licensure/certification (in any state) in school-level leadership. Licensure/certification (in any state) in P-12 systems-level leadership.

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Department/Program & College Description

The School of Education at Iowa State University is committed to engaging in rigorous and socially meaningful research, preparing leaders and practitioners across the P-20 continuum that support rich and equitable learning opportunities for all students, and supporting public education as a cornerstone of a healthy, vibrant, and just society. We strive to be a national leader in educational theory, policy, and practice, and to honor the land-grant tradition and the broader mission of the University to serve the people of Iowa.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Dr. Isaac Gottesman

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Additional Information

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Letter of application addressing your interests and qualifications for this position; 2) Complete curriculum vitae which includes current email contact information; 3) A writing sample that reflects work you have done that is relevant to the position (please attach as “Other Documents”); and 4) Contact information for three academic references. Reference letters will be requested for candidates who advance through the search process.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Dr. Isaac Gottesman,

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 10/15/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Clinicial Assistant Professor - 1770

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Job Category Faculty