Assistant or Associate Professor of Education in Educational Administration, and Associate Dean, School of Education

LOCATION: Wayland Baptist University (WBU) – Plainview Campus 

ACADEMIC SCHOOL: Don A. Williams School of Education 

SUPERVISED BY: Dean, Don A. Williams School of Education 



GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: A full-time faculty member, the Assistant or Associate Professor of Education in Educational Administration and Associate Dean is responsible for teaching Educational Administration graduate courses primarily online, coordinating the Principalship and Superintendency programs, and serving as Associate Dean of the School of Education. As an employee of WBU, this individual will represent the University’s spiritual emphasis to students, faculty, staff, and the community in a manner consistent with the University’s mission and purpose.                                    

THIS POSITION BEGINS JANUARY/SPRING SEMESTER 2024                                                                                                                               



  1. Be committed to student success.
  2. As part of a 12-month contract, be on the Plainview campus 5 days per week, primarily between 8:15-5:00 M-F, most days of the work week.
  3. Prepare and teach equivalent of 33 credit hours each academic year, receiving a 6-hour load reduction for service as Associate Dean, and a 3-hour load reduction for serving as Coordinator of the Principalship and Superintendency programs, bringing the annual teaching load to 24 credit hours/year (approx. 7 mostly online graduate courses/year).
  4. Maintain a minimum of 10 hours of office hours/week; be available for students outside of class and/or during office hours.
  5. Academically advise graduate students both within the Educational Administration program and across other graduate programs in the School of Education.
  6. Assist with registrations, recruiting events, and job fairs, specifically for graduate students.
  7. Attend meetings and serve on University, Faculty, and School Committees; participate in graduations and attend scheduled faculty and staff meetings.

As Associate Dean

  1. Assist the Dean and faculty members in developing new programs, reporting data, selecting textbooks, and developing syllabi.
  2. Assist the Dean and Certification Officer with annual accreditation reports and five-year audits for Texas Education Agency (TEA).
  3. Maintain positive relationships with and participate in providing service, information, and public relations to area schools/ISDs, the community, and the university.
  4. Assist Dean with administrative duties and responsibilities for instruction, state agency compliance, programmatic review(s), and other duties as needed/assigned.

As Coordinator of Principalship and Superintendency Programs

  1. 12. Recruit students for the Principalship/Superintendency programs.
  2. Build/update courses for the Principalship/Superintendency programs.
  3. Incorporate components of edTPA (or the assessment ultimately adopted by the State of Texas) into the Principalship/Superintendency programs.
  4. Ensure catalog changes are updated for the Principalship/Superintendency programs/courses.
  5. Confirm Principalship/Superintendency programs are regularly meeting TEA requirements.
  6. Verify content exams, etc., are current in the Principalship/Superintendency programs.
  7. Teach courses within the Principalship/Superintendency programs.

 The above statements are not a complete list of responsibilities, tasks, and duties performed by employees in this position. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of the Don A. Williams School of Education or the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


A commitment to and an agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Texas Baptists/Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.


Earned doctorate in Education, with a specialization in Educational Administration, from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. ABD applicants finalizing the dissertation may also be considered.

Experience and Knowledge

Successful applicants will have the following experience or knowledge:

  1. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience teaching Educational Administration courses in a college or university setting.
  2. Preference will be given to candidates with Educational Administration certification in Texas.
  3. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Educational Administration at the K-12 level; specifically in Texas.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with, or interest in, online course development and/or teaching.
  5. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in advising graduate students and developing graduate-level Degree Plans.
  6. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in preparing candidates for edTPA.

Skills and Abilities

Successful applicants will have the following skills or abilities:

  1. Fluency in the English language with excellent writing and speaking skills;
  2. The ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with limited direct supervision;
  3. Proficiency with computers, technology, and related educational/classroom equipment;
  4. Willingness to integrate digital teaching and learning into courses;
  5. A strong interest in teaching and leading in the growth and development of undergraduate and graduate students;
  6. The ability and desire to balance the activities inherent with a full-time academic workload such as teaching, scholarly study, professional development, student advising and counseling, course and curriculum development, public service, assistance in the administration of the academic program, and related duties and activities;
  7. The ability and desire to apply Christian principles in the workplace.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Endorsement by the Vice President of Academic Affairs
  2. Able to pass Background Checks


Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Texas Baptists/Baptist General Convention of Texas. Wayland Baptist University is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, ten external campuses, and WBUonline, all of which offer courses and degrees in a broad range of academic areas


Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance. If hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Employee must be able and willing to travel and teach at external campuses. Must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.