Open Position: Chair and Associate/Full Professor
SAINT JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY
CHAIR AND ASSOCIATE OR FULL PROFESSOR IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
The Department of Educational Leadership at the Saint Joseph’s University seeks to fill one Chair and Associate or Professor level tenure track position.
Saint Joseph’s University’s Department of Educational Leadership seeks to establish a vibrant and interdisciplinary professional learning community among faculty and students. Central to its commitment to urban education and social justice is the preparation of educational leaders committed to an ethic of academic inclusiveness and interdisciplinary content, ranging from traditional to transformative knowledge. As a Jesuit institution, the university encourages students and faculty to take a truly global view of their opportunities and responsibilities. One goal of Saint Joseph’s University and the Department of Educational Leadership is to develop individuals who aspire to be leaders in their respective fields—individuals who have a moral sense and who strive to share their talents through service to the community.
The Department of Educational Leadership offers a graduate level educational leadership program that leads toward a certification as a school supervisor (of curriculum and instruction in one’s certification area), elementary or secondary principal, and a superintendent’s letter of eligibility. In addition, an Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (K-12 or Higher and Postsecondary Concentration) is offered.
Description of Position
The Department of Educational Leadership seeks a chair who is also an associate or full professor whose primary expertise is in educational leadership, educational administration, educational policy, curriculum and instruction, or educational research in PK-12 and/or PK-16 educational organizations. Preference will be given to candidates who have:
- An extensive publication record in the field.
- Strong methodological skills (including quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods and the various research designs associated with these methods).
- Prior leadership or policy experience at the school, district, higher education institute, or state level in urban and/or bilingual or bicultural contexts.
- Previous experience in the professorate.
- A demonstrated commitment to preparing both scholars and practicing educational leaders.
- Experience working in settings with students and communities from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access and opportunity for underrepresented individuals in PK-12 and/or PK-16 educational settings.
- An ability to promote and sustain collegial and collaborative relationships.
- The demonstrated capacity to provide leadership commensurate with that of current faculty within the department as well as continue the department’s tradition of leadership and service locally, and at the state and national level.
Teaching assignments will include graduate and doctoral level educational leadership courses both on and off-campus. Some online teaching may be required. Specific teaching assignments for the position will be matched with areas and levels of expertise. Further responsibilities will include student advising at the doctoral level, supervision of doctoral dissertations, facilitation of student scholarly activity, and other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Dean of the Education Unit and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Qualifications for this position include:
- An earned doctorate with specialization in educational leadership, educational administration, educational policy, or related field.
- Evidence of a) high quality field-based, applied, or policy research; b) extensive scholarly publication; c) quality teaching and supervision of graduate and doctoral students, and, d) service.
- Capacity for collaboration within the Education Unit, with educational leaders in PK-12/PK-16 settings, with the program’s students, and with policy makers at the local and state levels.
- Prior leadership or policy experience at the school, district, or state level.
- An understanding of instructional technologies.
The screening of candidate applications will begin December 15, 2011, with the intention of completing the search in April 2012, although positions will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is August 15, 2012.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Each candidate should submit the following application materials to:
Search Committee Chair
Department of Educational Leadership
Saint Joseph’s University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
- A letter of application filed online at www.sju.edu/hr (click on Employment and follow the guide).
- A description of your area of expertise and research, service to the field, teaching, and how your work aligns with the Department of Educational Leadership and Saint Joseph’s University mission and values.
- A curriculum vita.
- Samples of three scholarly publications.
- Evidence of teaching, doctoral level advising, and outreach potential.
- Complete contact information for three references.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to Encarna Rodriguez or Aubrey Wang via telephone at (610) 660-3348 or (610-660-3186) e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or Aimee LaPointe Terosky at email@example.com.
Additional Information Available
Ed.D. for Educational Leaders: http://www.sju.edu/academics/cas/grad/education/programs/edd/
Department of Education: http://www.sju.edu/cas/education/index.html
Saint Joseph’s University: http://www.sju.edu/
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