Assistant Professor – Leadership, Research and Foundations, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 04/04/2023
Category: Educational Administration and Leadership


Assistant Professor – Leadership, Research and Foundations – 29351 Faculty

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

The Assistant Professor has content knowledge of general core coursework in education with a specialization in advanced qualitative research. The typical time allocation for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Education is 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service. The teaching load for this position is five classes per academic year, some of which may be online, hybrid, or at off-campus locations, with the potential for additional teaching opportunities during the summer. Additionally, the faculty member will develop and refine teaching and assessment practices; advise students; chair and support doctoral dissertations; contribute to the college accreditation initiatives; and participate in appropriate state, regional, and national meetings to represent UCCS.

The faculty member would be responsible for teaching, research, and service/leadership per the COE Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Guidelines. Primary teaching and advising responsibilities will be in MA programs in Leadership and the PhD program in Educational Leadership, Research, and Policy, and include advanced educational qualitative research, policy analysis, organizational behavior and leadership, and/or K-12 leadership. In research, the faculty member will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department through publications and the pursuit of grants and other external sponsored program activities. Service and leadership responsibilities will be to the profession and scholarly discipline and will begin at the Department and College and over time expand to the University and System.

Learn more about Leadership, Research, and Foundations

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of different offices and programs. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus. Find more information about working at UCCS here:

The city, which was recently ranked as the number two Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities. Find out more about living in Colorado Springs through the Visit Colorado Springs page:

Work Location: Position is intended to be on site, in person, with some remote opportunities.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $65,000 – $72,000 per academic year.

This salary is supported by independent analysis conducted by Human Resources.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by April 18, 2023. However, this posting will remain open until filled.
  • The potential dates for virtual phase one interviews will be between April 21-24, 2023.
  • The potential dates for in person or virtual interviews with the committee, supervisor and appointing authority will be in May 2023.
  • The potential employee start date is August 14, 2023.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Please note that while the position details both required qualifications as well as preferred qualifications below, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the desired skills and experience to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications, have passion for the work, along with experience in a related field, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on-the-job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements by start date.

  • Earned doctorate in education or a related field (e.g., sociology, leadership, research methods, policy) from a regionally accredited higher education institution
  • 2 years of experience in advanced qualitative research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience in K-12 leadership

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. Talking and hearing within normal range. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.
Special Instructions to Applicants: – Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by April 18, 2023 will receive full consideration. – Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (job #29351) – Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. – Official transcripts will be required upon hire. **Please respond to each pre-screening question during the application process to note that you understand the requirements and expectations of this position.** If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions: Please identify the job specific minimum qualifications you possess in your cover letter and be sure your resume includes any and all relevant experience to be accurately assessed against the qualifications listed in the posting. To apply, please submit the following application materials to this posting. 1) Cover Letter 2) CV 3) Unofficial transcripts 4) Statement of Teaching Philosophy 5) Statement of Research Philosophy In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs Department: C0001 — Colorado Springs Campus – 40040 – COE-Leadership, Research & Fou

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 4, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Lori Unruh Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00460909


2 thoughts on “Assistant Professor – Leadership, Research and Foundations, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

  1. Cool stuff!.
    This is what I see in your post
    This seems like a great opportunity for someone interested in educational administration and leadership. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs appears to be a supportive and inclusive work environment that offers excellent benefits, and the position itself has a balanced workload of teaching, research, and service.


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