East Tennessee State University's (ETSU) Clemmer College is seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative leader to Chair our successful Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA), a 12-month tenured position at the rank of Associate/Full Professor. Throughout the hiring process, we look for evidence of candidates' abilities to contribute to collegiality and goodwill, with demonstrated experience promoting inclusive academic cultures characterized by psychological safety, transparency, peer support, and empowerment of the individual. The successful candidate will collaborate with departmental faculty to develop and implement a vision that reflects the educational, research, and service values of the department within the context of the vision and mission of the college and university and with a focus on leading the region in facilitating P-20 and workforce success.
Clemmer College values a diverse and inclusive environment, enriched by persons of different lived experiences, points of view, and cultures. We strive for a climate of openness and acceptance for students, faculty, and staff. Join us in our mission as we prepare ethical, self-reflective, and caring leaders of P-12 schools, community/technical colleges, four-year colleges/universities, and other organizations. Historically Excluded Groups (HEGs) are encouraged to apply.
ETSU is a Carnegie-classified doctoral/research-intensive institution, with a diverse student body of 14,000+ students. Clemmer College began as a college of education and evolved to encompass teaching and learning, physical and mental well-being, and leadership. The College is currently comprised of six academic departments (Counseling & Human Services; Curriculum & Instruction; Early Childhood Education; Educational Foundations & Special Education; Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis; and Sport, Exercise, Recreation, & Kinesiology) which offer nine undergraduate degrees, 16 minors, 23 graduate degree programs, 14 graduate certificates as well as doctoral programs in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, and Sport Science & Coach Education. The College also includes a K 12 laboratory school, an early childhood care facility, four research and practice centers, and the Quillen Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In addition to its educational mission, the College provides opportunities for research, community engagement, and professional outreach.
The ELPA department presently consists of 8 full-time faculty, an internship coordinator, and a support staff person. The Department houses the largest doctoral program on campus and offers master's, educational specialist, and education doctoral degrees in areas of school administration (P-12 principal), school leadership, and higher education leadership as well as graduate certificates in Community College Leadership and Teaching in Higher Education. The majority of programs are fully online. The school administration program is accredited under the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation and is acknowledged as a Tennessee State Educator Prep program. The department also houses the Center for Community College Leadership. Those interested are encouraged to view our website: https://www.etsu.edu/coe/elpa/
Located in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains, our university is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service, and an ideal setting for celebrating work-life balance. ETSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We welcome candidates who are equally committed to these values and who will strengthen our educational climate by fostering diversity and inclusion.
Job Category: Faculty
Earned doctorate in educational leadership, higher education, curriculum, and instruction, or related field. Candidates with a doctorate in a field outside of those listed will be considered if the faculty member has previous experience as a department chair or director of a unit encompassing the disciplines listed above.
Demonstrated academic, research, or practice-related administrative and leadership experience (e.g., program coordinator, director, department chair, professional association board or committee leader, or related experience).
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and willingness to lead the department toward incorporating multi-cultural and multi-perspective experiences in their interactions with students, faculty, and the community.
Strong record of teaching, research, service, and leadership commensurate with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.