Posted: Nov 18, 2022

Clinical Open Rank Faculty & Ed.D. Program Director

University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA
Salary: Annually
Application Deadline: N/A

The University of Iowa College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (EPLS) seeks a dynamic individual to direct the Educational Doctorate (EdD) program. The successful candidate will have professional education experience, enthusiasm for developing current and emerging educational leaders, and demonstrate active engagement in equity, inclusivity, and anti-racist education, which are critical practices within our department and the College of Education. Excellent benefits.

The Educational Leadership EdD at the University of Iowa is a new and fast-growing program, and the successful candidate will capitalize on the current momentum to support program growth and success. The candidate will be involved in significant outreach and recruitment within the Iowa educational community and will be expected to identify new program and marketing opportunities focusing on K-12, Higher Education, and other related educational practitioners.
Job duties include:
•    Serving as the Director of the Educational Leadership (EdD) program (both Educational Leadership and Higher Education strands); overseeing student recruitment and admission; student advising, coordination, and mentorship; as well as program assessment and evaluation
•    Teaching courses (including summer sessions) in face‐to‐face, online, and/or hybrid formats in Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Student Affairs, and related fields
•    Coordinating and chairing student capstone projects (Dissertations in Practice)
•    Contributing to strategic initiatives across the college and campus
•    Supporting student development in new and innovative ways in alignment with emerging and evolving trends
•    Providing leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels

Education Requirements
•    A terminal degree in higher education or related field (PhD or EdD)

Required Qualifications
•    A minimum of 5 years of mid-and senior level experience in K-12 or higher education administration
•    Demonstrated commitment to working and collaborating with culturally, linguistically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse populations

Desirable Qualifications
•    Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting
•    A history of effective and successful leadership skills 
•    Knowledge about education practice trends and best practices in K-12 or Higher Education
•    Experience, interest, and success in advising and mentoring graduate students
•    Strong organizational and leadership skills
•    Basic familiarity with teaching in an online and/or hybrid format
•    Experience working with EdD students
•    Knowledge and experience working with the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED)
•    Strong connections within the Iowa educational community or the potential to cultivate such connections

Highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

12-month clinical track appointment beginning July 1, 2023.

Candidates should submit an application letter addressing all qualifications noted above, including their commitment to collaboration with diverse populations; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. To apply for this position, visit and choose requisition number 74642. Address inquiries or nominations to Steven Triplett at [email protected]  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

About the University and Surrounding Community
The University of Iowa (UI) is a world-renowned institution located in Iowa City, an UNESCO City of Literature that is recognized as one of the country’s most livable communities. With more than 70,000 residents, Iowa City is an attractive haven for scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and professionals of all kinds.  Highlights of living in Iowa City include outstanding schools and libraries, a lively downtown offering an array of events focused on arts, learning, and cultural development, and the unique charm of a vibrant college town connected by easy travel to larger cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and St. Louis. Iowa City and UI are intertwined for the betterment of the university and the surrounding communities.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining innovative and diverse faculty and staff, which involves providing opportunities for employees to “Build a Career and Build a Life” in the Iowa City area. The University offers several benefits to support faculty in achieving a healthy work/life balance including domestic partner benefits, family caregiving leave, flexible spending accounts for dependent care and health care, and an automatic tenure clock extension when a minor child is added to the family. For more information about local work/life resources, including dual-career support, please see:

About the Department
The Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (EPLS) at the University of Iowa includes 18 faculty members and serves around 175 students. The department includes three programs: Education Leadership, Education Policy and Leadership Studies (Ed.D.), and Higher Education and Student Affairs. EPLS has an international reputation for advancements in the areas of evaluation and assessment, educational measurement, and effective undergraduate education, among many other research initiatives. In addition to supporting impactful research, EPLS values and uplifts the work of its faculty practitioners, leaning into the crucial intersection of scholarship and practice in instruction, program planning, and student support. 

About the College
The College of Education offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including licensure, endorsement, and certificate programs, many of which are regularly ranked among the best in the nation.  Students study with our world-renowned faculty who are the leaders in their fields.  Our college is comprised of four departments: Educational Policy and Leadership Studies, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, Counselor Education, and Teaching and Learning.  The College houses several Centers that support work in critical areas of education, including UI REACH, Iowa Reading Research Center, Scanlan Center for School Mental Health, and the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. The College is guided by a Strategic Plan which includes actively engaging with diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. The College works intentionally through our Anti-Racism Collaborative.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.