Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Morgridge College of Education (MCE) at the University of Denver (DU) is recruiting a Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership (12-month appointment, 1-year term, renewable) for the 2022-23 academic year in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Located in the city of Denver, DU is the oldest and largest independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region with high research activity and enrolls approximately 14,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and professional preparation programs. Denver is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S. Census data show that Denver’s population includes 11.1% Black or African American, 31.7% Hispanic or Latino, 2.8% Asian American, and approximately 1% Native American residents. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body.  The Chancellor’s diversity statement can be viewed here:

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program's mission is to prepare transformative leaders in education. All programs and degrees are supported by our signature pedagogy with an alignment of knowledge and skills, theory and practice, and values and dispositions in key domains with a modeling of practice by faculty including the practice of recognizing and valuing diverse experiences and world views of individuals and groups. Through principal certification, Master of Arts, and Doctoral programs, our students seek to expand and deepen their knowledge and expertise with the goal of becoming agents of change, equity, and social justice in educational systems.

Position Summary

The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for a 12- month full-time, Professor of Practice, non-tenure track position in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program teaching a minimum of 30 credit hours or the equivalent. The full-time Professor of Practice position works with the principal certification programs, MA, EdD, and PhD programs in the Morgridge College of Education. These programs offer comprehensive preparation of transformational school leaders. 

We seek a candidate with knowledge and understanding of educational leadership across the P-12 educational spectrum. We desire a candidate with specific background or interest in developing leaders who will ensure equitable access to learning for all students specifically students from historically under-served populations. This position requires an innovative and critical thinker capable of working within a dynamic environment.

Essential Functions

  • Teach graduate level courses
  • Teach on- and off-campus, day and/or night and weekend or weekday, and blended online courses
  • Advise certificate, Master’s, and doctoral students
  • Establish and supervise student internships
  • Support partnerships with school district partners
  • Assist the coordination of partnership programs with school districts and the blended online principal preparation programs and the MA and doctoral program.
  • Assist with recruitment and admission services in conjunction with the MCE Office of Admissions
  • Other duties as assigned by the program coordinator and department chair

Required Qualifications 

  • Earned doctorate in educational leadership, or related field, by start date
  • Prior experience in teaching, research, and school leadership
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to and professional experience with diverse populations
  • Evidence of or potential for scholarship commensurate with clinical faculty expectations
  • Demonstrated successful experience in teaching adults
  • A minimum of 2 years of equivalent experience working in leadership with a P-12 population

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Online teaching experience at the graduate level
  • Educational policy, instructional leadership, finance, and/or school governance experiences
  • Principal or Administrator License

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on February 1, 2023.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter outlining your qualifications and alignment with the position
3. Separate one-page statement of your teaching philosophy and vision for leadership training
4. Separate one-page statement on how your research, teaching, and clinical experience specifically addresses issues of race, social justice, and equity in higher education

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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