Head of the Division of Instructional Management and Coverage Research job with The College of Tennessee, Knoxville

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking a visionary, strategic person to serve as Professor and Head of Education Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS). The department head is responsible for running all department programs and administrative planning, financial management, human resources and facilities. The head of department reports directly to the dean of the CEHHS. The head is a member of the board of directors of the college. The successful candidate will take the lead at a time of significant growth within the department in order to achieve the department’s strategic goals. The successful candidate must be a transformation leader who is able to bring about significant, positive change. In addition, the department head is expected to be effective in advocating the department towards external constituencies and administration within the university. Recruiting, motivating and empowering faculties, staff and students; promote an environment of collegiality, teamwork, diversity and respect; interact with faculties, students and stakeholders to determine and promote the department’s vision and priorities; Lead the department in its teaching, research and service mission; Maintain the research activities of the departments to include external funds; create new sources of income and increase private donations and foundations; and have a passion for leadership and a commitment to improving the educational experiences in the community.

Required qualifications: PhD in educational leadership or a related field, or experience in an educational leadership department; Performed in best practices for administration, management, and leadership; previously earned tenure at a university; must qualify for the rank of professor; History of reach and engagement; an extensive record of educational scholarships; an excellent record of teaching and mentoring; effective communication and interpersonal skills; and substantial engagement and proven contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Desired qualifications: Experience with strategic planning; History of outside funding in fellowships as a Principal Investigator or Director and in-depth experience in some or all of the areas / programs of the current department.

Applications: The examination of the applications begins on December 18, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, send a cover letter, the names, postal addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, a resume, and up to two publications to http://apply.interfolio.com/81438

Programs: Current programs in the department include a bachelor’s degree in leadership studies, as well as graduate programs in higher education, college student staff, and K-12 education administration. The department is also home to three highly active centers – the Postsecondary Education Research Center (PERC), the Center for Educational Leadership (CEL), and the Outreach Center for College Access and Persistence Services (CAPS). The director will have the opportunity to strengthen and expand the existing courses.

Knoxville (UTK) is near the beautiful Smoky Mountains and was founded in 1794. It is one of the oldest public universities in the country. UTK is a vibrant and diverse urban campus in the heart of Knoxville. It is the flagship of the UT system, a participating institution of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), and is officially designated a Research (Very High Research Activity) and Community Engagement University by the Carnegie Foundation. For more information on UTK and Knoxville, please visit: http://www.utk.edu/aboutut/

If you have any questions, please contact: Dr. Mary Jane Moran, Chair of the Search Committee, (865) 974-5316 [email protected]>

All qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment and admission, regardless of race, skin color, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran and parental status, or others Features 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 declares that it does not discriminate on the basis of Race, gender, or disability in its educational programs and activities, and this policy extends to university employment.

Investigations and charges of violating Title VI (Race, Color and National Origin), Title IX (Gender), Section 504 (Disability), ADA (Disability), Age Discrimination at Employment (Age), Sexual Orientation or Act Veteran status should be directed to Justice and Diversity Office, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for disability placement should be directed to the ADA coordinator at the Justice and Diversity Office.

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