The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professorship of Education in Educational …

The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professorship of Education in Educational Leadership

Position Available: The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professorship of Education in Educational Leadership. We are seeking an experienced scholar whose credentials will be commensurate with appointment at the full professor level. We are particularly interested in recruiting a discipline based scholar with interests in the role leadership plays in the pursuit of equity through the allocation of resources in educational organizations.

Beginning: Fall Semester, 2017

Appointment conditions:
This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Full University benefits apply. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.


  • Conduct nationally and internationally recognized research and scholarship related to educational leadership;
  • Advise doctoral and master’s students in the Educational Leadership graduate program;
  • Teach courses on campus and online to students with interests in educational leadership;
  • Seek and secure external support for research; and
  • Make strong linkages in the field and to the profession by engaging in service and outreach activities with appropriate audiences, including practitioners.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, Educational Policy or a relevant discipline including but not limited to: economics, political science, public policy, history, or sociology;
  • Evidence of an accomplished and robust program of research demonstrating leadership in the field;
  • Evidence of successful efforts to obtain external funding to support research;
  • Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising including a willingness to teach in online environments along with an interest in the use of modern technology;
  • Evidence of strong collaboration with and mentorship of graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts; and
  • Evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Expertise in: Resource allocation and organizational behavior; Organizational theory, organizational change, and organizational accountability; Tradeoffs between equity, efficiency, and adequacy in educational settings; Instructional leadership, supervision, and teacher professional development; Relationships between social context and leadership; or the Evaluation of educational organizations.
  • Interest in K-12 educational systems;
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to public service;
  • Evidence of collaboration across academic disciplines and academic units;
  • Commitment to networking with relevant University, state, and/or national centers; and
  • Experience teaching online or hybrid courses.

Application Procedures
Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly publications, and at least three names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references. Applications received by November 15, 2016 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

All application materials must be submitted electronically to

For questions/clarification, please contact:
Dr. Deborah Schussler
Educational Leadership Faculty Search Chair

This job announcement is also available in alternate format. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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