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Assistant/Associate Professor in Educational Leadership

Application Deadline:

Will remain open until filled

Position Details:

This full-time faculty position is on campus and in person.

The College of Education at Texas Christian University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure track position in Educational Leadership. Applicants with recently completed or soon-to-be-completed doctorates are welcomed. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

The position involves teaching educational leadership courses in the evening and weekend (once per month). Though not required, the position provides opportunities for summer teaching in the Executive EdD program (at additional stipend).

Required Educational Preparation, Experience and Expertise
1. An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in educational leadership or a related field
2. Demonstrated success or the potential for success in teaching graduate courses related to educational leadership and research methods
3. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff
5. Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
6. An academic record of excellence in teaching, research and service appropriate to rank

Preferred Educational Preparation, Experience and Expertise
• At least three years of experience working in an accredited public or independent school setting as a teacher and/or school leader.
• Expertise in educational policy, school finance, and/or quantitative or mixed methods.

Department Details:

The Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education (ELHE) is one of three academic departments in the College of Education at TCU. Others include: the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences and the Department of Counseling, Social Change and Inquiry (CSCI). Degrees awarded in ELHE include: Master of Education (M.Ed.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the fields of educational leadership (PK-12) and higher education leadership. Additionally, ELHE offers courses of study leading to certification for principals and superintendents and joint MBA/Ph.D. and MBA/Ed.D. programs, for educational leadership and higher education leadership, in partnership with TCU’s Neeley School of Business.

School/College Description:

TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors and leaders. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. The college has seven undergraduate programs, five master’s programs and five doctoral programs, many nationally recognized, that offer degrees and paths to teacher certification in K-12 education, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education and special education. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences from their first semester with our center, institutes, programs and community partnerships, creating leaders in the classroom and beyond.

University & Fort Worth Description:


Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:

– Current CV
– Cover letter that discusses how the applicant meets the requirements of the job as described. The letter should also outline the candidate’s teaching philosophy, research agenda, and thoughts on both the role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in PK-12 schools and how preparation programs should support candidates to lead for equity and excellence.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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