Director of the Mississippi Principal Corps


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Leadership & Counselor Education (10000911)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Position Description

This is a 12-month open-rank, clinical faculty position in the K-12 Leadership Program. The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as Director of the Mississippi Principal Corps.  


Essential functions include program leadership within the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education, enrollment management, budgeting, and compliance with university policies and procedures. 


The successful candidate will serve as Director of the Mississippi Principal Corps and work closely with external funders to ensure realization of the Principal Corps' vision. Principal Corps duties will include recruiting statewide, developing partnerships with school districts across the state, developing opportunities for external funding, curriculum development, coordination of internships including school site visits statewide, and working with the faculty to develop teaching schedules. Teaching responsibilities include the ability to teach graduate level courses in the principalship, instructional leadership, data-based decision making, and organizational change. Statewide and some regional travel is required. Essential functions include program leadership within the Department of Leadership and Counselor Education, enrollment management, budgeting, and compliance with university policies and procedures. Additional service to the university, community, school of education, leadership profession, and program is expected.

Position Details

Appointment: 12 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Leadership or related field.


Candidates must have experience as a K-12 administrator. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of achievement or demonstrated potential for achievement in teaching, research, and service at the higher education level. 

Application Procedures

Within the application system, applicants should attach a cover letter, a current vita, graduate transcripts, and names and contact information of three professional references. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded with your application. Upon hire, faculty members of the University must provide an official transcript.   All of the materials need to be uploaded to Only the applicants who apply online will be considered. Additional materials may be required for the interview.


Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established.


Questions pertaining to the position or required qualifications may be directed to Dr. Ryan Niemeyer, Chair of the Search Committee, via email (  or phone (662-915-6611).

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

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