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Date: Sep 19, 2017

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Cluster Hire Faculty Position

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership


The University of Cincinnati Educational Leadership Program seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Educational Leadership focused on K-12 urban education and/or educational equity. The successful faculty member’s scholarship will address K-12 leadership and policy issues. Relevant research areas may include, but are not limited to, school leadership and reform, educational equity and access, equal educational opportunity, the K-16 education pipeline, social justice and the education of underrepresented populations, or other topics that speak directly to the challenges facing American youth and urban education. This faculty member will teach in our thriving principal preparation program – including both a master’s and graduate certificate program – and in the Educational Policy and Higher Education concentration in the Educational Studies Ph.D.


This position is being filled as part of the Urban Futures Cluster, a university-wide cluster hiring initiative, the specifics of which are detailed below. The faculty member will participate in a unique collaboration with faculty from four other departments across campus, including urban planning, criminal justice, sociology, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. As part of the urban cluster, the new Educational Leadership faculty member will receive funding to support an Urban Scholar Graduate Fellow and Urban Scholar Undergraduate Research Assistant, both funded through the university. 



  • Maintaining an active, rigorous regional and/or national research agenda related to urban leadership and/or educational equity, and securing external funds in support of that agenda.
  • Teaching face-to-face and online courses within the Educational Leadership program, including master’s and doctoral level courses aimed at preparing scholar practitioners for diverse settings
  • Advising students in the principal licensure program and the Educational Policy and Higher Education concentration in the Educational Studies PhD program; supervising research and work experiences of the Urban Scholar Graduate Fellow and Urban Scholar Undergraduate Research Assistant in support of your research agenda.
  • Supporting the Educational Leadership program in program growth and expansion through service to the department (e.g., attending departmental meetings and taking leadership opportunities to grow the program as desired), and working with colleagues on program, school, and college service activities.
  • Displaying a collaborative spirit and a desire to work with fellow faculty members, other academic programs, local community agencies, and local, state, and national educational and professional organizations and associations.
  • Demonstrating a commitment to educational equity and a desire to support the mission of a large, urban, research-intensive institution.


Minimum qualifications

  • An earned doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, Education Policy, or a related field, or completion of the doctoral degree prior to employment.
  • Evidence of a developed and focused program of research and scholarly activity focused on K-12 educational leadership and/or educational equity, including publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of successful university teaching experience – particularly at the master’s and doctoral level and potential to advise master’s students and support doctoral student research.
  • Prior professional experience as a teacher or leader in K-12 public schools, or extensive professional partnerships with K-12 schools that demonstrate deep understanding of K-12 education.


Applicants should submit a letter of interest detailing their research and training, curriculum vitae, writing samples, and the names and contact information for three references online at  Written letters of recommendation should be available upon request.  Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017 and the position will be open until filled. 


Inquiries should be addressed to:

Amy Farley, Search Chair

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership

(513) 556-5111                                                               


The University of Cincinnati is one the nation’s leading public research universities and serves over 43,000 students, making it one of the two largest universities in Ohio (for more information, see 


The UC School of Education on-line graduate programs are ranked #43 in the country, and our total school of education is ranked #89 with ambitions to rise in both categories.  Our School of Education offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in a total of 12 areas. 


The UC Educational Leadership program is in a period of expansion. Our mission is to prepare excellent leaders for excellent schools and to seek, generate, test, and share new knowledge for the transformation and improvement of the profession.  We seek to embody the principles of social justice, caring, diversity, and collaboration in authentic and tangible ways in all aspects of our practice.


The Urban Futures cluster initiative is a $4 million investment to fund six tenured faculty members with scholarly expertise in urban areas and the challenges they face. The Urban Futures cluster is part of the second phase of a university-wide cluster hiring initiative, designed to harness the power of faculty members to help solve the world’s biggest challenges through leading-edge research and interdisciplinary collaborations. Designed to attract top-quality faculty from around the world, UC’s Clusters represent our commitment to investing in faculty and interdisciplinary problem-solving that erase boundaries and embrace creative, bold ideas.


Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio with a metropolitan area encompassing Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  Home to beautiful parks, historical architecture, a world class zoo, interesting museums, a dynamic symphony orchestra, ballet, major league sports, outdoor adventures, and a picturesque river valley, the area has received accolades for being a smart city with livable communities.  Regional information can be found at




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


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