Assistant Professor #495105,#495106

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20110894
Position Title Assistant Professor #495105,#495106
Template Title
Position Type Faculty
Position Number 495105, 495106
Department Educational Leadership

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Center for Doctoral Studies, Educational Leadership
(2) Tenure Track Faculty Positions – Assistant Professor

Nine month tenured track positions.

The Educational Leadership doctoral program has a high quality online program serving graduate students throughout Texas, other states, and international regions. In particular, this position will work with a group of highly motivated students who are leaders in education.

The online courses are delivered as five week long classes, with graduate students taking eight courses during the year. Faculty members are also expected to continue with their research and publishing, and participate in service to the College, the University, and to the professional education community. Faculty members are expected to teach online classes. The successful candidate will be expected to make the following contributions to the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership and the College of Education and Human Development.

• Teach courses online in the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership.

• Assist with developing and supporting collaborations with international education entities (schools, universities, corporations, governments, etc.).

• Provide service and outreach to local, state, national, and international educational organizations.

• Advise and mentor doctoral students in the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership.

• Collaborate with other faculty and students to foster strategic initiatives that are creative and innovative for the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership.

• Collaborate with faculty in areas of research, outreach, and pursuit of external funding

• Serve on dissertation committees related to research interests or educational leadership.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
• An earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, or Educational Technology Leadership.

• Previous experience in higher education as a professor and/or administrator.

• Background/experience in international work and a record of integrating educational entities (public school districts, universities, corporations, governments, etc.) into a common mission of educating the world.

• A record of excellence, or demonstrate the potential for excellence, in teaching doctoral courses in at least two of the following specializations: educational leadership; quantitative research methods; qualitative research methods; leadership and organizational change; school or higher education environment;

• Commitment to working effectively with diverse groups of doctoral students from around the world.

• Knowledge of trends and current practices in educational leadership, educational technology and distance learning

• Knowledge of trends and current practices in global educational leadership

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, including the abilities to collaborate with diverse individuals and to function effectively as a team member.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Lamar University is proud to provide Veteran’s Employment Preference in compliance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003

Veteran's Preference Statement
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
• Successful record of university teaching in online programs

• Experience working in public schools or higher education as an administrator or equivalent.

• Demonstrated experience in global educational leadership

• Demonstrated experience in leading or implementing educational technology and distance learning

• Demonstrated record of scholarship appropriate to rank of appointment, grant writing expertise, and a record of using innovative instructional techniques such as technology-based instruction and other inquiry-based pedagogues.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate
Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 12/09/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, names and contact information for three (3) professional references, three (3) letters of recommendation and any supporting materials online to:

If unable to attach recommendation letters electronically or prefer to send confidentially, send to: Please include the Position number in the e-mail or recommendation letter.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THEBC) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas. A copy of this list can be found at: As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THEBC website referenced above?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved? Please note that only education received from a regionally accredited institution of higher education will be considered when determining if your education credentials meet the requirements for the position.
    • None
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • All but Dissertation
    • Earned Doctorate
    • Professional degree (MD, JD, etc)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. Unofficial Transcript 2
  5. Unofficial Transcript 3
  6. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  7. Miscellaneous