Faculty/Visiting Faculty Position in Educational Leadership and Foundations

Brigham Young University

United States

BYU Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations

Faculty Position Announcement

CFS (Tenure-track) Open-Rank Professorial Faculty or Visiting Faculty


About Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University (BYU) is situated at the foot of the stunning Wasatch Front of the Rocky Mountains in Provo, Utah. BYU, one of the largest privately-owned, church-related institutions of higher learning in the United States, was founded in 1875 and is operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of BYU’s 30,000 full-time students, more than 70% come from outside of Utah, representing all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.


About the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations

Our mission as the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations (EDLF) in the David O. McKay School of Education is to improve temporal and spiritual well-being through education and educational leadership. We expand education vision and empower educational leaders to improve practices, policies, and systems that create high-quality and equitable learning environments, by:

  • Developing students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions in a faith-based, intellectually rigorous, and inspiring learning environment;
  • Collaborating with and supporting current educational leaders; and
  • Producing high-quality scholarship by study and by faith.


The EDLF Department offers the following degree programs:

  • EdD in Educational Leadership
  • MEd in Educational Leadership with two specializations: School Leadership and Educational Policy Studies


Position Description & Qualifications

We are seeking to fill two Continuing-Faculty-Status track (BYU’s equivalent of tenure track) positions. Successful candidates should have earned a doctorate in a discipline relevant to educational leadership by August 2022, and must demonstrate the following:

  • Expertise in an education-related field of study (e.g., leadership, foundations, policy, research methods, etc.);
  • Capacity to teach courses to doctoral and master’s students (see our course offerings);
  • Willingness to supervise doctoral dissertations and master’s theses;
  • Ability to publish in high-quality research journals;
  • Engagement in a focused scholarly research agenda;
  • Disposition to collaborate with department and university colleagues and with educational leaders and organizations outside the university; and
  • Desire to contribute to department, school, and university programs through appropriate service activities and assignments.


Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a P-12 educational leader;
  • Experience in educational policy;
  • Experience in higher education;
  • Experience teaching qualitative methodology and methods; and
  • Experience in synchronous online/distance teaching and learning.


Application Information

Review of applications will commence by July 15, 2021, and close by December 15, 2021. Anticipated starting date for both positions is August 2022. Persons interested in this position should apply electronically to BYU at yjobs.byu.edu.


You are encouraged and welcome to direct any inquiries about the position to Dr. Michael A. Owens, 306H MCKB, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, 801-422-0955 (office), 313-377-3255 (cell), michael_owens@byu.edu


BYU, an equal employment opportunity employer, is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and requires observance of Church standards. Preference is given to members in good standing of the sponsoring Church.

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