New Job Assistant Professor (201132) In Connecticut

Assistant Professor (201132)
Assistant Professor (201132)

Assistant Professor (201132)

Company : Central Connecticut State University
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Connecticut

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[C21-095]


Assistant Professor

Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Instructional Technology

The Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Instructional Technology at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) seeks a tenure-track faculty member to join our advanced leadership programs beg inning Fall 2022. These programs include post-master's licensure for intermediate school leaders (Sixth Year Certificate) and for superintendents (Advanced Official Certificate of Practice), and the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with PK-12 and Higher Education Administration strands. The department is proud of a vibrant network of formal and informal partnerships with local schools, districts, and educational agencies. In 2018, CCSU became a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), a national consortium focused on innovation within Ed.D. program designs.

Recognizing the immediate need for systemic change and systems thinking in educational organizations to meet the dynamic challenges of the modern world, the department seeks a faculty member prepared to develop leadership and analytical skills in students seeking to facilitate such a shift across the PK-20 spectrum. We seek a new colleague ready to participate in a collaborative department that strongly values diversity and equity and is dedicated to preparing our graduates to be transformative leaders of educational organizations. This colleague will have a strong background in systems thinking, organizational change, and diffusion of innovations. We seek a professional with both theoretical and practice-based insights into applied strategies for leading deep change in organizational systems and cultures.

The successful candidate will be willing to undertake the challenges and opportunities involved with teaching courses, curriculum and program development, supervising graduate student candidates for diverse leadership roles, supervision of Ed.D. dissertations, and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders to develop and maintain partnerships that support systemic change in education. The individual selected is expected to pursue a productive research agenda consistent with the mission of the department, and to engage in research with strong connections to practice.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate with emphasis in educational leadership, organizational studies, systems theory, implementation, or a closely related field of study.
  • A record of excellence or potential excellence in teaching, research, service, and professional participation that merits appointment as an assistant professor.
  • Major specialization in one or more of the following areas:

1) school and district improvement;

2) higher education leadership;

3) systems theory and change;

4) organizational analysis;

5) educational technology; and/or,

6) implementation.

  • Professional experience in U.S. educational contexts.
  • Experience with online instruction and course design.
  • A commitment to preparing educators to support justice, equity, and an inclusive culture for all learners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background appropriate for advising doctoral student research in topics related to leadership and school improvement; research skills in quantitative or mixed methods.
  • Successful experience teaching graduate level educational leadership courses.
  • Research agenda that focuses on leadership, systems analysis, and change.
  • Formal leadership and/or administrative experience in PK-12 or higher education contexts.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community:

Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by November 19, 2021.

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and electronically submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter describing how the applicant meets all required qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Full-text examples of three recent research-based publications or alternative scholarly work (such as funded grants, manuscripts in progress, or scholarly conference papers)
  • Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Unofficial transcripts.

In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/2016-2021%20AAUP%20Contract.pdf


The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Dr. Sheldon Watson, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2575 or watsonshl@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.


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