The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a visionary, strategically oriented individual to serve as professor and head of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS). The department head is responsible for leadership of all departmental programs and administrative planning, fiscal management, human resources, and facilities. The department head reports directly to the dean of the CEHHS. The head serves as a member of the college's Administrative Council. The successful candidate will provide leadership during a time of significant growth within the department to accomplish the department's strategic goals and objectives. The successful candidate needs to be a transformational leader capable of leading significant, positive change. Additionally, the department head is expected to effectively advocate for the department to external constituencies and the administration within the university; recruit, motivate, and strengthen faculty, staff and students; foster an environment of collegiality, teamwork, diversity and respect; interact with faculty, students, and stakeholders to determine and promote the departmental vision and priorities; guide the department in its mission related to teaching, research, and service; cultivate departmental research activity to include external funding; create new revenue streams and increase private donations and endowments; and have a passion for leadership and a commitment to improving educational experiences in the community.
The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in educational leadership or related field or experience in a department of educational leadership; accomplished in administrative, managerial and leadership best practices; previously earned tenure in a higher education institution; must qualify for the rank of professor; history of outreach and engagement; an extensive record of scholarship in education; an excellent record of teaching and mentoring; effective communication and interpersonal skills; and substantive commitment and demonstrated contributions towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Desired Qualifications: Experience with strategic planning; history of external funding in scholarship as a principal investigator or director and substantive experience in some or all of the fields/programs in the current department.
The screening of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, priority consideration will be given to application materials received by January 31, 2021.
To apply, please submit the following: (a) a cover letter that includes a diversity statement and leadership philosophy statement, (b) the names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of five references, (c) your curriculum vitae, and (d) a maximum of two publications.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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