Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Administration

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  • Job Number:525793
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA School of Education
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

The Department of Graduate Studies in Education, Indigenizing Education and Leadership invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Educational Leadership at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The programs emphasize leadership through a social justice and equity framework that values collaborative decision-making and partners with school districts across the state in program outreach and support. Teach administrative services credential candidates in organization theory and change, allocation and management of human, fiscal, and facility resources, school law, ethical leadership practices, school improvement, and supervision of field experiences. Provide support and guidance for administrative interns in diverse communities in urban and rural districts. Guide student research through internship capstone projects. Assume leadership roles in the department, on campus, and in the field. A potential candidate's consideration will be enhanced by providing evidence of experience in working with diverse schools and a track record of equity-minded leadership, university teaching, and field supervision; experience with current K-12 school reforms and technology relevant to school administration; knowledge of the regulations of local, state and national trends.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: ● Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public school educators to supervise field experiences.
● Demonstrated commitment or experience in facilitating interactive and student-centered instruction for adult learners.
● Demonstrated scholarship appropriate to the rank of assistant/associate professor.
● Effective written and oral communication skills.
● Evidence of collaborate with colleagues to advance scholarship, program quality, and student success.
● Experience in academic program delivery and evaluation.
● Expertise in leading change processes for equity, advocacy, and education policy for PK-12 education.
● Experience in research design and methodology.
● Experience providing high-quality instruction delivered through distance learning technologies.
● Experience working with indigenous people and diverse learners.
● Familiarity with the National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) Standards or Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL).
● Knowledge, skills, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Preferred Experience & Education:
● Previous experience serving as a building-level principal in a public school setting.
● Previous experience serving as a district-level leader in a public school setting.
● Demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
Required Experience & Education:

● Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership or a closely related field. ABD considered with completion by the time of appointment.
● At least three (3) years of successful experience as a school principal, central office administration or superintendent.
● Demonstrated success in teaching at the university or an equivalent adult level.

Salary Information:

This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with an expected start date in August 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position will be working at the Anchorage campus. This is not a remote position.

Salary will be based upon applicable academic preparation and experience complete with a competitive employee benefits package, including tuition waivers for employees and family members, affordable medical, dental and vision coverage, and representation under a Collective Bargaining Unit.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The position is open until filled with an initial review date of November 15, 2023. To ensure consideration in the initial review, please apply by 11:59 PM Alaska Time on November 14, 2023.

The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants with a rich cultural life on the ancestral lands of the Dena’ina people. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult

Please be prepared to upload the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial transcript(s) of graduate and undergraduate education
  • Contact information (email address and phone number) of three professional references

Conditions of Employment:

1) Must be able to provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position at the time of hire

This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC).

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Ginger Blackmon, Search Committee Chair at or 907-786-1645.

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