Endowed Professorship of Education

Pennsylvania State University College of Education

United States

The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professorship of Education
Penn State University

Campus/Location:University Park Campus
Campus City:University Park, PA
Date Announced:12/17/2019
Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:92605
Work Unit:College of Education
Department:Education Policy Studies

The department of Education Policy Studies in the College of Education is seeking a scholar with a strong focus on educational leadership and policy who studies equity through a lens of organizational climate and behavior, resource allocation, education law, or educator development and evaluation. We are looking for an experienced scholar of educational equity whose credentials will be commensurate with appointment at the full professor level. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion with an emphasis on structurally contingent identities such as race/ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, and national origin. We foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Therefore, the successful candidate must display a strong commitment to inclusion practices which support diversity throughout the University and PK-12 schools and districts and connect this to the development of educational leadership policy and practices. Beginning (anticipated): fall semester 2020. Appointment Conditions: This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities: Conduct nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship related to educational leadership; advise doctoral and master’s students in the Educational Leadership graduate program; assist in mentorship of faculty; seek and secure external support for research; provide vision to new program initiatives and program revisions; teach courses on campus and online to graduate students with interests in educational leadership and; make strong linkages in the field and to the profession by engaging in service and outreach activities with appropriate audiences, including practitioners and/or policymakers. Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy or a relevant discipline including but not limited to public policy, economics, anthropology, political science, demography, educational law, or sociology; evidence of an accomplished and robust program of research in PK-12 education demonstrating leadership in the field and a strong commitment to public service; demonstrated commitment to the values of social justice, equity, and inclusion; evidence of obtaining external funding to support research; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising including strong collaboration with graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts; and evidence of a commitment to working collegially, across academic disciplines/units, and with individuals from diverse backgrounds. The Pennsylvania State University: Penn State (http://www.psu.edu) is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society's public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. The University Park campus is located within State College, PA, which was recently ranked as one of the top college towns in the country by the American Institute for Economic Research. Located in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with the culture, sports, and entertainment a large university community can bring, and is within drivable distance from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC. The College of Education: The College of Education (http://www.ed.psu.edu) at Penn State offers resident programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, online graduate degrees and certificates, and an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College`s research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured over $36.7 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College`s location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens. The College houses four academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,250 students, and 11 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States. Department of Education Policy Studies (EPS): The Department of Education Policy Studies includes one undergraduate program in Educational Policy and three graduate programs in Higher Education, Educational Theory and Policy, and Educational Leadership (where this position is situated). EPS serves more than 400 students in residential and online degree and certificate programs. The Department also hosts a dual degree program in Comparative and International Education and has a joint degree program with the Law School that simultaneously allows students to earn a JD alongside a masters or doctoral degree in EPS. The Department has a robust group of equity-minded scholars whose work aims to inform policy and practice in areas such educational access, civil rights, diversity in K-12 and higher education, inequities in resource allocation, and similar topics. Through this endowed professorship, we are seeking a colleague who will complement and enhance our existing commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Educational Leadership Program: Penn State's Educational Leadership Program (https://ed.psu.edu/eps/edldr) prepares master's and doctoral students capable of researching, analyzing, and managing the critical issues and concerns facing elementary and secondary education in the United States and internationally. Ranked seventh among Educational Leadership programs by U.S. News and World Report, the program offers doctoral and master`s degrees in Educational Leadership and a joint graduate degree program with the Penn State School of Law. Additionally, the program provides the Principal and Superintendent Certification Programs, which are fully accredited by the State of Pennsylvania and CAEP. Educational Leadership faculty members serve as editors, associate editors, or editorial board members for seven academic journals and lead four centers (https://ed.psu.edu/eps/centers), including the Center for Education and Civil Rights, Center on Rural Education and Communities, Center for Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and the Pennsylvania School Study Council. Two other centers, The Center for the Study of Higher Education and the Center for Educational Disparities Research, are hosted within the Department and partner regularly with Educational Leadership faculty. Application Procedures: Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information of at least three academic references. Applications received by January 31, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will protect confidentiality of applicants. All application materials must be submitted electronically. For questions/clarification, please contact: Dr. Erica Frankenberg, Search Chair, euf10@psu.edu.

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