Education Program, University of Washington Tacoma

Position ID:UWT-Education Program-EDADMIN [#8393]
Position Title: Faculty in Education Administration
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Educational Leadership / Educational Administration
Appl Deadline:2016/12/05 finished (posted 2016/10/21)
Position Description:    

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University of Washington Tacoma

School of Education

Faculty in Educational Administration

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The University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Education announces an opening for a full-time faculty appointment in Educational Administration. This position has a nine-month service period with compensated responsibilities for program coordination across 12 months, beginning June, 2017. The position involves teaching and program coordination in the school principal/program administrator preparation program. Other responsibilities include overseeing the supervision of principal internships; recruiting and advising students; and maintaining relationships with schools, school districts, state-level agencies and advisory boards to assure the program is well connected to current issues of professional practice. Responsibilities may also include teaching in the EdD in Educational Leadership program. We seek candidates who have:

• demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, broad knowledge of school leadership, and successful experience in P-12 settings.

• established themselves as social justice advocates through their work to improve educational outcomes for a diverse community of students and educators.

• earned a doctorate (or foreign equivalent) in educational administration, leadership, or a related field, with an emphasis in P-12 education by the first day of employment.

Preference will be given to candidates that qualify for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Those that do not may be considered for a non-tenure appointment as a Professor of Practice. The successful candidate for all categories must have a distinguished record of engagement in P-12 settings with preference for leadership experience as a P-12 principal or school superintendent and experience in leading adult learners. The successful candidate for Assistant or Associate Professor must have demonstrated potential for conducting and publishing scholarly research and for articulating a research agenda.

UW Tacoma’s one-year certification program with a model of concurrent instruction and internship is one of the most successful principal preparation programs in the state. The focus on inclusive leadership, ethical administration, and excellence in supervision of curriculum and instruction has a focus on change agency in complex school environments, particularly in improving services for diverse populations.

One of three campuses of the University of Washington, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university that shares the University of Washington’s commitment to high quality teaching and research and is committed to participating in the educational, cultural, and economic development of the South Puget Sound. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma and the School of Education, see our website at

Review of applications will begin December 5, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To apply please submit electronically to a cover letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research interests and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a list of three additional references, samples of current research or written work, and a separate statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and its mission as an urban serving university. Specific inquiries may be directed by e-mail to Kathleen Beaudoin at, search committee chair.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

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Contact: Kathleen Beaudoin
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Postal Mail:
1900 Commerce St
Box 358435
Tacoma, WA 98402
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