Department Chairperson

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University of South Alabama

THE DEPARTMENT OF LEADERSHIP AND TEACHER EDUCATION (LTE) in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of South Alabama is seeking applicants for a full-time Department Chairperson. Applicants must have an earned doctorate and be eligible for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor in one of the disciplines represented within the Department.

THE DEPARTMENT OF LTE currently has 12 full-time tenured faculty, 2 tenure-track faculty, 5 non-tenure track instructional faculty, and 2 staff members providing instruction and training for undergraduate and graduate students to prepare them for professional responsibilities in P-12 schools and educational settings. The Department offers certification and non-certification programs in Educational Leadership at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels. Undergraduate programs include specialization in Educational Studies, Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education. The Department also offers graduate programs in Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading, Secondary, Special Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Teacher Leader.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS include: Doctoral degree and eligibility for membership in one of the disciplines represented within the Department; a vision for professional educator preparation; a strong record of scholarly activity, including refereed publications and/or external funding; successful teaching and advising at the graduate level; previous administrative experience; demonstrated commitment to diversity and promoting equitable outcomes among faculty and students; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other units on campus as well as school, business, and community partners; excellent administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

APPLICATION materials must include a) a letter of interest addressed to the qualifications of the applicant to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, including a vision for the department; b) a statement of personal leadership philosophy; c) a current curriculum vitae; and d) names, affiliation, and contact information for three references. These materials should be sent via email to Charlotte Rogers, Assistant to the Dean, College of Education & Professional Studies at Please include “LTE Department Chairperson” in the subject line. Additional materials, including reference letters and official transcript(s) will be requested from applicants selected for interviews.

For full consideration, applicants must submit materials by March 31, 2024. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Rebecca Giles at and (251) 380-2899.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Giles, PhD
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