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Associate Professor or Full Professor (with tenure) and Director of EdD in Educational Leadership Program

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School / Campus / College: University of Washington, Tacoma

Organization: School of Education

Title: Associate Professor or Full Professor (with tenure) and Director of EdD in Educational Leadership Program

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Education announces an opening for Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (EdD) at the rank of associate or full professor (with tenure).

 This is a full-time faculty position with an administrative appointment with a preferred start date of August 1, 2024. The administrative appointment service period is equal to 10 months; the 100% tenured faculty appointment service period is 9 months (September 16-June 15 of each academic year). Reassigned time will be given for the successful candidate to fulfill the administrative duties of the Director during the academic year, and the equivalent of one month of compensated administrative time is expected in the summer months to support the EdD programs.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of national and state-level educational policies and systems, as well as current issues and trends in PK-12 and higher education
  • Demonstrated experience leading systems-level change to improve the experiences of diverse PK-12 and/or higher education faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
  • Familiarity and/or previous experience with EdD programs
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience leading critical pedagogy across in-person, hybrid, and online instruction
  • Experience advising, mentoring, and teaching diverse adult learners in higher education


The 9-month salary range for this position at the rank of associate is $92,099 to $96,907 ($10,233 to $10,767 per month) and at the rank of full professor is $108,308 to $117,613 ($12,034 to $13,068 per month), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. An administrative stipend for summer work accompanies the Director role at an amount of $11,000. Additional compensation for this position may include a one-time relocation allowance, if applicable. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at  

Administrative Position Summary: 

The EdD Faculty Director will be responsible for providing effective, equitable, and ethical leadership to the EdD program, in partnership with the EdD Faculty Council, School of Education’s voting faculty, Dean, and key campus and community partners.

The Director is directly responsible for overseeing the program’s admissions process; advising faculty, staff, and students on program requirements, including coursework, community-grounded praxis, and the dissertations in practice; leading efforts related to assessment, curriculum revision, and program review in collaboration with faculty and with input from community partners and students; course scheduling; facilitating enrollment management and marketing in partnership with the Advising Team; recruiting, onboarding, and supporting part-time lecturers; partnership and outreach development in collaboration with the appropriate faculty and staff; and ensuring all EdD students receive a quality experience from admissions through program completion. The Director chairs the EdD Faculty Council and facilitates monthly meetings during the academic year.

The Director is also expected to closely collaborate with faculty leadership of the Muckleshoot EdD cohort, a unique partnership with Muckleshoot Tribal College.

The Director is a key member of the Dean’s Leadership Team. Faculty program directors meet regularly with the Dean, 1:1 and as a team, to ensure coherence across programs, and to share knowledge and resources, as well as troubleshoot Problems of Practice, in a confidential and supportive space. The Director will represent the EdD program, School of Education, and UW Tacoma at relevant conferences, events, and meetings off and on campus.

Faculty Position Summary:

All faculty at UW Tacoma engage in teaching, scholarship/research and service. Specifically, this position has a teaching load of 6 courses per academic year (September-June), with a reassignment of 2 courses per academic year to fulfill administrative duties required by the administrative appointment of Director. Faculty at UW Tacoma may also teach courses in summer quarter (June-August) for additional compensation, pending individual availability and program needs.  

The successful candidate must also maintain a rigorous scholarly agenda in the candidate’s area of expertise that directly contributes to the mission and values of UW Tacoma and the School of Education.  

This faculty member will also actively participate in accreditation, assessment, curriculum development, program review, and related activities to assist SOE with its ongoing continuous-improvement efforts.

Service expectations to the school, campus, and relevant external bodies include: advising and mentoring students; serving on school-wide, campus, and university committees; maintaining external relationships with communities, PK-12 school partners, and state-level organizations to stay abreast of current issues and professional practices. Continued service to the profession is also expected.

About the School of Education and EdD Program:

The School of Education community here at UW Tacoma acknowledges that we learn, live, reflect, and teach on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish people. As our campus is specifically situated on the traditional homeland of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, we will make intentional efforts to create inclusive and respectful partnerships that honor Indigenous cultures, histories, identities, and sociopolitical realities. To learn more about our land acknowledgement, visit:

Established in 1992, the Education Program has evolved into a dynamic professional and scholarly community that is now at the forefront of transforming twenty-first-century organizations and schools. We attained full-fledge University of Washington school status in 2016. The School of Education’s mission is: “to prepare ethical and reflective educators and leaders who transform learning, contribute to the community, exemplify professionalism, and promote diversity.” We are internationally recognized for our commitment to equity and excellence in education. To learn more about our School, visit:

As UW Tacoma’s first doctorate, The EdD in Educational Leadership Program was established in 2013. A three-year 123-credit cohort-based program, with additional credits required for those in the superintendent track, classes meet monthly across the calendar year, with an interdisciplinary course structure supporting higher education, P-12, community, and Tribal/Indigenous leadership. Students work collaboratively in leadership-focused courses on systemic change, anti-racism, and instructional leadership. To learn more about the EdD program, visit:

About UW Tacoma

UW Tacoma is one of three campuses of the University of Washington. Founded in 1990, UW Tacoma is an urban-serving undergraduate and graduate institution that is committed to providing an interdisciplinary and community-engaged education to a diverse student body. Our faculty include some of the brightest and most innovative scholars working across the disciplines. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth. To read more about our campus, Part of the UW Tri-Campus system, UW Tacoma is proud to serve diverse graduate and undergraduate students who give back to our surrounding communities.

To learn more about UW Tacoma, visit:

Diversity and Inclusion at UW Tacoma

The University is dedicated to hiring faculty who will enhance diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Scholarship linking knowledge, service, and practice is supported and encouraged, including innovations in teaching, leadership in teaching communities of practice, and student mentorship. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and areas of practice to apply.







Minimum Qualifications:

1.    An earned doctorate in education, educational leadership, educational policy studies, or a related field (or an international equivalent) from an accredited college or university.

2.    Meets the requirements for rank of tenured associate or full professor at the University of Washington, according to the guidelines of the UW Tacoma School of Education, available here:

3.    A minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in formal or informal education settings. Leadership experience does not need to be in academia or in a faculty member position; candidates should be able to relate their leadership experience to the position.

4.    A demonstrated track record of respectfully partnering with a range of racialized, minoritized, urban, and/or Indigenous communities to advance educational opportunity and outcomes.

5.    A demonstrated track record of expertise in mentoring diverse learners, preferably at the graduate level, who have multidisciplinary backgrounds and interests.  






Priority review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023  and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit the following documents using the Interfolio platform; any additional materials submitted outside of the platform will not be processed or reviewed:

1. A cover letter, no longer than three (3) pages, that includes the following information:

  • Your interest in this position including how you meet all of the minimum qualifications.
  • A brief description of your scholarly interests and teaching philosophy, and how your work will contribute to the mission and values of the UW Tacoma School of Education.
  • A brief statement detailing:
    • How your scholarship/research, teaching, and service has supported the success of learners from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, and other groups historically underrepresented and underserved in PK-12 and higher education.
    • How your background uniquely qualifies you to lead our multidisciplinary EdD program.

2. A current curriculum vitae.

  • Note: Three (3) professional letters of recommendations will be required of all finalists who are invited to campus. More information will be provided to invited finalists at that time.

3. A minimum of 3 representative written scholarly products, such as academic publications, articles, book chapters or equivalent scholarly outputs.

  • Note: Candidates who advance in the search will be asked to include recent evidence of teaching success, such as student or peer teaching evaluations, awards for teaching, and/or other accomplishments related to teaching. More instructions will be provided to candidates at a later time.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, email the School of Education Office of the Dean at


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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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