Pennsylvania School Study Council Executive Director/Professor of Practice 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 Department of Education Policy Studies is seeking to hire an entrepreneurial leader to serve as Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania School Study Council (PSSC). This is a non-tenure track fixed-term faculty position funded for three years from the date of hire, with possibility of refunding. The anticipated start date is Fall 2019. Full university benefits apply. Broadly, the responsibilities of the position are to support the development of the current and next generation of school leaders; and to serve the needs of the PSSC member districts, intermediate units and charter schools. The position is responsible for enhancing connections between Penn State, PSSC, and school systems in Pennsylvania; providing professional development opportunities for current school leaders; recruiting students for on-line and residential academic programs in Educational Leadership; assisting in developing and supporting the D.Ed. program for district practitioners; advising and supporting students in Educational Leadership certification programs; and administering PSSC programs and budgets. Required qualifications include evidence of an earned doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or a related field; and experience in educational leadership at the district level, as an education service agency leader, or other relevant leadership position. Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Therefore, the successful candidate must also display a strong commitment to inclusion practices which support diversity throughout the University and connect this to the development of educational leadership policy and practices. Desired qualifications include the ability to communicate the value of educational leadership to a variety of stakeholders, skills at translating research into practice, experience designing innovative programs connected to state and national standards for educational leadership, and the capacity to identify and quickly respond to the emerging needs of educational leaders. To apply, applicants should submit a letter documenting qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference attesting to the candidate’s qualifications for the position. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088