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The Doctorate in Educational Leadership is an innovative joint program between the College of Education and the Department of Public Policy and Administration in the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. The program’s mission is to prepare diverse, transformative leaders in Pre-K—14 education. The program’s curriculum and instruction purposely combines knowledge and skills, theory and practice. Three key curricular themes provide the focus for all coursework: (1) Transformational Leadership, (2) Critical Policy Analysis and Action, and (3) Informed Decision-Making. This is an innovative weekend and evening program that allows students to complete their degree in nine semesters over three years. See more at

Required Qualifications:
Doctorate in Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, Education Policy, Public Administration, Educational Policy, or relevant emphasis in Education. ABD applicants will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral degree by August 2018. A proven record of, or potential for, publication and scholarly work in the relevant field such as educational leadership and administration. Evidence of successful performance in, or potential for, teaching and conducting research in the areas of educational administration, human resource management, budget and finance, or curriculum at the graduate level. Ability to work with diverse student bodies, along with work in diverse communities. Ability to develop effective partnerships with community stakeholders and colleagues across multiple disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:
An understanding of educational reform, research-based initiatives, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and policy analysis. Ability to successfully advise graduate students, supervise dissertations, and contribute to program development. Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Prior administrative experience as well as disciplinary expertise in Pre-K-14 educational setting at the mid to upper level position responsible for human resources management, budget and/or curriculum.

Please submit:
1. CV
2. Cover letter addressing your essential qualification, scholarship agenda, and teaching philosophy.
3. Unofficial transcript of doctoral work (official transcripts will be required before hiring)
4. A recent writing sample, published or unpublished
5. Diversity Statement: A brief statement describing how your work would contribute to Sacramento State’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Letters of recommendation may be requested from candidates invited to on campus interviews.

Application Review:
Review of applications will begin January 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are only accepted at

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