The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration ( DELA) in the School of Education at Gonzaga University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018. Expertise in the areas of K-12 school leadership, online course development, and delivery are required. The faculty member is expected to instruct and advise graduate level students in face-to-face and/or online course environments in one or more of the following degree programs:

  • Cohort-based Master of Education degree in Canada (Alberta & British Columbia) or the United States
  • Online Master of Arts degree
  • Hybrid Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree

The degree programs in DELA are designed for working professionals who desire to be educational leaders in their schools and districts. The focus is on linking theory and research to professional practice so as to develop individual capacity for school leadership. Course assignments require candidates to apply their learning in order to critically analyze problems and respond to real-world issues in their professional work.

Essential Functions

  • Teach 9 semester credits per semester during the academic year
  • Travel weekends and weekday evenings to teach at sites in British Columbia, Alberta, and Washington State
  • Teach at least 6 credits during summer under a summer contract
  • Collaborate with department and School of Education colleagues
  • Advise candidates, which includes guiding them through their capstone projects
  • Serve on various School of Education and Gonzaga University committees
  • Produce scholarly contributions to the field

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ed.D or Ph.D in an area of Education applicable to the programs offered
  • At least 5 years of experience as a K-12 administrator with demonstrated effectiveness
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in the development and instruction of online courses
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in leading peers on a project on a long-term basis as part of shared leadership for a program and school
  • Commitment to Gonzaga’s mission as a Catholic, Jesuit institution, especially to social justice within the context of K-12 and graduate education
  • Ability to travel internationally

Desired Qualifications

  • History of demonstrated scholarship through professional publication, professional presentations, and/or grant development and management
  • Experience in analyzing data to improve schools and teaching practices
  • Experience in schools with high levels of diversity
  • Experience in a Catholic school or other private setting

Special Instructions to Applicants(1) Letter of Application including:

a. Relevance of your academic training to the position

b. Description of your scholarship and research agenda

c. Personal philosophy of, and commitment to, teaching and advising at the graduate level

d. Personal commitment to leadership and service within the professions

e. Evidence of commitment to social justice and equal access within an educational context

f. Additional qualifications you would bring to the position

(2) Curriculum Vitae

(3) Sample of professional writing or other evidence of scholarship

(4) Summary of recent course or teaching evaluations

(5) Names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three current professional references, one of which must be your most current supervisor

Gonzaga University belongs to a long and distinguished tradition of humanistic Catholic and Jesuit education. The School of Education upholds the University tradition and exemplifies it through its dedication to preparing socially responsible professionals who serve with competence, commitment, and care. The department builds upon the University’s values as it serves graduate students who wish to address the educational challenges and opportunities inherent in a changing world.

EEO StatementGonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

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