Baylor University Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership in Waco, Texas

Job Title Professor of K-12 Educational Leadership

Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F013523

Vacancy Number F013523

Position Type Faculty

City Waco

State TX

Zip 76798

Position Description

Baylor’s School of Education, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019, ranks among the nation’s top 20 education schools located at private universities. With 50 full-time faculty members, the school’s growing research portfolio complements its long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching and student mentoring.

The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments – Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Educational Psychology. Baylor’s undergraduate program in teacher education, enrolling 450 students, has earned the School of Education national distinction for its innovative partnerships with local schools that provide future teachers deep clinical preparation. Nearly 175 graduate students pursue advanced study and professional preparation in Master’s, Ed.S., Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs.

Through exciting new academic initiatives both at home and abroad and searches underway for eight new faculty colleagues, the school has entered into a period of significant expansion and of deepened impact through the production of meaningful, high-quality research and the preparation of outstanding leaders, teachers and clinicians.

Rank Professor

Tenure Information Tenured


The Department of Educational Leadership offers graduate programs in Higher Education, K-12 Leadership, and Sport Mangement. These programs include Master’s of Education degrees in Principal Certification Preparation, Higher Education and Student Affairs, and Sport Management; an EdD in K-12 Educational Leadership; and a PhD in Higher Education Studies and Leadership. We are committed to preparing men and women for research careers and for executive leadership in Preschool-12 schools, school, districts, state and federal agencies through exceptional teaching, school system and agency partnerships, the utilization of research-based practices for school improvement and student success, and the integration of scholarship and practice. The primary responsibilities of this position include: • Teaching in the graduate programs; • Maintaining a distinguished program of scholarship; • Participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding; • Recruiting and mentoring students; and • Providing service to the department, university and the profession.

Required Qualifications

Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals, the qualifications for the position include: • Doctorate in Educational Leadership or closely related field; • Evidence of a distinguished scholarly record; • Commitment to working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations; • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level; • Evidence of prominent educational leadership experience in Preschool-16 school systems as a teacher, principal, director, superintendent, university administrator, or a combination of experiences; • Evidence of distinguished scholarly activity through state and national conference presentations; and • History of obtaining external funding. • Expertise in key academic area(s) that would enhance the department’s national reputation (e.g., Educational Law; Politics, Policy and Governance; Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Economics of Education and School Finance.

Preferred Qualifications

Rank and Salary Professor of Educational Leadership. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience.

Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Posting Detail Information

About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education -Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment ( -Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents -Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few -Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount -Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events -Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year -Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit

EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date 08/01/2017

Open Date 10/05/2016

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application includes a letter of application that addresses the position qualifications and responsibilities; curriculum vitae; a copy of transcripts documenting terminal degree (original required prior to on campus interview); and, three letters of reference. Materials should be submitted electronically to: