Assistant/Associate Professor of Education (Educational Finance in Educational Leadership)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Education
Education Policy Studies


The College of Education`s Department of Education Policy Studies seeks to hire an Assistant/Associate Professor of Education with a background in educational leadership and a strong research emphasis on understanding educational equity and/or productivity through an examination of educational finance-related issues and resource allocation beginning fall semester 2018. Additional background in the economics of education, organizational climate and behavior, education law, or educator retention/recruitment and evaluation is also desirable. This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Full University benefits apply. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities include: conduct nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship related to educational finance, particularly as it relates to educational leadership; advise doctoral and master’s students in the Educational Leadership graduate program; seek and secure external support for research; provide vision and leadership to program revisions and new program initiatives; teach courses on campus and online to graduate students with interests in educational finance and resource allocation in educational settings; and make strong linkages in the field and to the profession by engaging in service and outreach activities with appropriate audiences, including practitioners. Required qualifications include: earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy or a relevant discipline including but not limited to: economics, political science, demography, public policy, educational law, or sociology; evidence of, or potential for, an accomplished and robust program of research demonstrating leadership in the field; interest in obtaining external funding to support research; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising including a willingness to teach in online environments along with an interest in the use of modern technology; evidence of strong collaboration with and mentorship of graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts; and evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Desirable qualifications include: expertise in school finance and/or resource allocation, as well as any of the following: the economics of educational finance; organizational theory, organizational change, organizational accountability; educational law; tradeoffs between equity, efficiency, and adequacy in educational settings; relationships between social context and leadership; rural and/or urban education; and the evaluation of educational organizations; strong background in quantitative methodologies; interest in K-12 educational systems; evidence of a strong commitment to public service; evidence of collaboration across academic disciplines and academic units; commitment to networking with relevant University, state, and/or national centers; and experience teaching online or hybrid/blended courses. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly publications, and at least three names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references. Applications received by October 20, 2017 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For questions/clarification, please contact: Dr. Kai A. Schafft, Educational Leadership Faculty Search Chair

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088