Assistant/Associate Professor of P-12 Educational Leadership

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Education

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Assistant/Associate Professor of P-12 Educational Leadership


Educational Leadership


College of Education

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Atlanta, GA

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The Mercer University Tift College of Education seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Education Leadership with experience and credentials in P-12 leadership (school or district level) to teach graduate classes, engage in scholarship, and inspire students who are preparing for leadership positions in P-12 public school settings. Reporting to the Chair of the Atlanta Teacher Education and Education Leadership units, the successful candidate will be housed on the University’s Atlanta Campus. The P-12 Education Leadership program provides graduate students with vigorous research-based instruction and mentoring necessary for completion of M.Ed., Ed.S., and Ph.D. degrees and GaPSC-approved Tier I and Tier II leadership certification. The position is a full-time, 9-month tenure-track appointment, with the opportunity for summer employment. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching in-person, blended, and online courses, advising students, and guiding the research of doctoral students in the Education Leadership programs. Further, the successful candidate will provide robust instruction and advisement to facilitate each student’s capacity to apply the knowledge, tools, resources, and skills necessary to excel as a P-12 leader. Additionally, the successful candidate will participate in activities of programmatic and professional development linked to instructional quality and student success as well as service to the Tift College, Mercer University, and P-12 communities.




  • Earned doctorate in P-12 education leadership from an accredited college or university
  • Experience as a P-12 school administrator at the district and/or building level in a public or independent school setting
  • Knowledge of the major challenges facing the assurance of quality classroom teaching and student learning and awareness of research-based approaches to address them
  • Evidence of leading effective change at the school or district level in settings serving students from diverse economic, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds
  • Ability to providing exemplary graduate level instruction in P-12 Leadership 
  • Capacity to direct and serve on doctoral dissertation committees
  • Commitment to supporting a culture of collaboration, inclusion, equity, and diversity
  • Purposeful intent to pursue a scholarly research agenda that is relevant to the discipline
  • Commitment to engaging and working collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 



  • Past evidence of school-community collaborations that include organizing parents, specialists, administrators, teachers, and other stake holders to maximize the academic, emotional, and personal growth and safety of students
  • Growth mindset and excellent networking and recruiting abilities
  • Facility in the use of technology to develop and deliver online synchronous and asynchronous instruction
  • Clear understanding of the intersection of research and practice in school leadership
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications begins August 1, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2023.  A complete application requires a letter addressing the preceding qualifications; a curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. 

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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