Back to Opportunities

Instructional Faculty

[C14-058] - Educational Leadership: Assistant Professor

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Ellen Retelle
Phone: (860) 832-2114

Job Description

The Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology at Central Connecticut State University seeks a tenure-track faculty member for our NCATE-accredited and ELCC-recognized leadership programs beginning Fall 2014. The department offers a master’s degree, a sixth year licensure program, and a cohort-based Ed.D. program for mid-career preK-12 professionals seeking to enhance leadership skills at the classroom, building, district, or state level. The department provides leadership at national, state and local levels learning and assessment, professional and organizational learning, multicultural education, and educational technology. Licensure programs are NCATE/ELCC recognized.

We are now searching for a new colleague who will thrive in a collaborative department that strongly values diversity, social justice, and equity and is dedicated to preparing leaders for districts and schools and who is willing to undertake the challenges and opportunities involved with teaching and supervising doctoral and masters students and for teaching and supervising candidates for administrative licensure such as chairperson, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent of schools.

The individual selected is expected to pursue a productive research agenda consistent with the mission of the department, and to help create field-oriented research.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in education with emphasis in educational leadership and administration or closely related field of study;
  • A record of excellence (or potential excellence in the case of appointment at the rank of assistant professor) in teaching, research, service, and professional participation that merits appointment as an assistant professor;
  • Major specialization in one or more of the following areas: 1) school and district leadership to support social justice, equity, diversity, and a culture of success for all children; 2) leadership and the process of teaching/learning/cognition; 3) organizational development and school improvement; and, (4) educational policy, leadership, and administration;
  • Work experience and/or research that focuses on leading, teaching, and learning in preK-12 settings; and,
  • Commitment to serving a culturally and ethnically diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in research and research methods for advising doctoral student research in topics related to leadership and school improvement;
  • Successful experience teaching quantitative methods to graduate students;
  • Experience in public education as a district and/or school leader;
  • A research agenda that addresses leadership issues including social justice and equity;
  • Experience and qualifications appropriate to teaching certification courses for licensure as a building administrator or school superintendent; and,
  • Experience with accreditation (NCATE/ELCC) and implementation of performance assessment.

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 13, 2014. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following:


  • Letter describing all qualifications for the position;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Examples of three recent publications or other scholarly work (such as funded grants, manuscripts in progress, or conference presentations);
  • Names of three current professional references with mail and email addresses, and phone numbers; and,
  • Unofficial transcripts.

No hard or emailed copies will be accepted. Please make sure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted. Redact any personally identifiable information.

For more information, contact Dr. Ellen Retelle at (860) 490-8563 or



CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.