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School Director and Professor / Associate Professor, School of Education

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

The School of Education at the University of Cincinnati is seeking applications for the position of School Director and Professor/Associate Professor, with the appointment beginning July 1, 2023. The start date is negotiable.


Ranked among the nation's top graduate schools of education, the School of Education is the home of teacher licensure, undergraduate, and graduate programs in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH). The largest of four schools in the college, the School of Education contains more than 50 full-time faculty members and serves approximately 1600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in classrooms both on campus and online. The School of Education offers a wide range of program and degree options, including bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Within the School are premier education research centers, the largest of which is the Arlitt Center for Education, Research, and Sustainability.


Further information about the University is available at The city of Cincinnati offers a range of multicultural activities and amenities in addition to attractive and affordable housing.

Essential Functions

The School Director is the academic unit head for the School of Education. The unit head serves by empowerment of the Faculty and designation by the Dean to represent the faculty and college administration— each to the other—and to the University and Community. Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership in the development of the academic unit’s mission within the academic mission of the college.
  • Leadership and advocacy of its academic programs in the pursuit of educational excellence.
  • Leadership in promoting the selection and retention of an outstanding and diversified Faculty and Staff.
  • Leadership in the promotion of Faculty development that includes the provision of adequate resources for colleagues’ professional growth and annual performance reviews of Faculty.
  • Leadership in academic governance, especially the collaborative development of appropriate procedures for shared governance within the academic unit.
  • Leadership in promoting a climate where both the spirit and letter of affirmative action prevail.
  • Involvement in personal professional development and scholarship, including developing necessary administrative skills and knowledge.
  • Management and oversight of the Academic Unit’s budget, class schedules, course offerings, staff, and faculty workload, including teaching and service assignments.
  • Implementation of appropriate training and provisions of the UC/AAUP agreement, University Rules, and College bylaws.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have obtained a Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in Education.
  • Must have scholarship commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor (2 or more years in rank) at the CECH School of Education and documented sustained record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service over an extended period of time.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion within an academic unit and in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Enables and promotes the conduct of rigorous and theoretically informed transformative research.
  • Enables the preparation of caring, competent, and committed educational scholars and practitioners.
  • Enables collaborations with community and professional partners to enrich educational practice and create positive social change.
  • Maintains a collaborative staff/faculty infrastructure in support of the complex work of accreditation for educator licensure programs
  • Has demonstrated ability to:
    • Direct a large and diverse academic unit.
    • Effectively collaborate with the Dean, other School Directors, Program Coordinators, Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community leaders to advance the School, College, and University missions.
    • Foster and develop a strong culture of support for faculty and staff to grow academic programs, lead faculty and staff to grow academic programs, research activities, and research translation through various centers.
    • Work with regional, national, and international community partners to expand the Schools’ reach and influence in the education community.
    • Manage a large and complex budget and work collaboratively with the Dean to enhance the School’s contribution to a budget model based on enrollment growth.
    • Promote and recognize scholarship and grant activities.
    • Promote undergraduate and graduate programs’ distinctions.
    • Support educator licensure programs in meeting requirements of national accreditation and state approval.
  • Values diverse methodologies and multidisciplinary perspectives.
  • Has strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Application process

Interested persons must apply online at Please include:

  • Cover letter highlighting their interest in leading the School of Education at the University of Cincinnati, how their experience and background prepared them to meet the requirements of this role, their vision for the School, and how they are prepared to fill this role with the skills necessary to achieve this vision.
  • Complete Curriculum Vitae
  • List of five references, preferably representing diverse roles and/or faculty ranks. All required documents must be attached to your online application.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to:

Michael Brubaker


Search Committee Chair

School of Human Services

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH 45221


Review of applications will begin January 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. The appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2023, or as negotiated.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




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.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 90448


School Director and Professor / Associate Professor, School of Education

Date:  Jan 29, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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