The College of Education at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our Educational Leadership (EDL) program, in the Department of Education and Human Services. Duties of the position include:
● Conducting research and scholarly activity that is related to the leadership, organization, policy, or legal issues in K-12 schools.
● Teaching graduate-level courses in the educational leadership preparation and doctoral programs.
● Engaging in professional service at the university, college, program, and discipline levels.
● Collaborating with local, national, and international educational organizations for the purposes of improving educational processes and policies.
Applicants must possess a doctorate or be near completion of a doctorate in educational leadership, education policy, or a related field by the effective date of employment.
Our mission in the educational leadership program is to develop and support effective leaders for high-quality elementary/secondary education with an emphasis on equity and inclusion. Our vision describes effective leaders as individuals working collaboratively as scholar-practitioners who foster the cognitive and affective development of all learners through technological, managerial, and interpersonal skills as well as through agile and creative habits-of-mind. In addition, the educational leadership program offers a number of special activities, research teams, and projects in which faculty and students collaborate, some of which include: the Lehigh School Study Council and the Urban Principals Academy at Lehigh. Our program faculty demonstrate focused research agendas, which include scholarly journal publications and presentations. In addition, EDL faculty have experience in a wide array of K-12 educational organizations.
The College of Education is strongly committed to enhancing and maintaining strong reciprocal relations with the community in which it is located. The Educational Leadership program, housed in the College of Education offers doctorate and master’s degrees in Educational Leadership as well as state certification programs for superintendents, principals, and supervisors of curriculum. The Program faculty has established strong research and service partnerships at the local, national, and international levels.
Candidates should submit the following:
1) Cover letter that addresses qualification for the position
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Three letters of reference
4) A writing sample such as a publication, technical report, or conference paper
5) Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement. This Statement should describe your past experiences, activities, and commitments related to DEI, as well as your future plans to advance DEI, in alignment with Lehigh’s Principles of our Equitable Community, the College of Education’s mission to develop reflective professionals and scholars informed by theory, research, and evidence-based practice, and our commitment to advocate for social justice and equity in policy and practice across a variety of environments and settings. Some candidates may not have a history of substantial DEI activities or efforts, in which case, candidates may focus on future plans and commitments to DEI in the statement.
Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/
and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/.
Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html
Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html