Assistant Professor of Practice, Superintendency

Posted: 01/10/2024

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Educational Psychology, Foundations, and Leadership Studies in the College of Education seeks applicants for a three-year fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice, starting in August 2024. With a record of successful performance in this role, this term may be renewed.
Responsibilities include instruction of up to four graduate courses in educational leadership each semester, advisement and service on doctoral committees, on-site and/or virtual supervision of graduate students in educational leadership internships across the state of Iowa; and providing service to the department, college, university, community, and profession at large. Summer instruction is typically available for faculty teaching in educational leadership, but not required.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit
The successful candidate must hold a earned doctorate (EdD or PhD) in educational leadership or related field.
Required qualifications include a demonstrated administrative experience in K-12 schools, to include the superintendency; and experience working with diverse K-12 populations, staff, and faculty.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise or experience in one or more of the following: demonstrated experience teaching masters and doctoral students; knowledge of Iowa school finance; and demonstrated excellence in online and face-to-face teaching.
Applications received by February 14, 2024 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Matt Townsley at 319-273-3564 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.


Type of Employment: Full-Time