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Position Summary or Faculty Qualifications
The Department of Educational Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor who is committed to our department’s mission. Our department upholds the Jesuit principles of social justice (the study and action of addressing power and inequity in society), and cura personalis (care of the whole person), as well as the scholar practitioner model, in which the rigorous study of theory is applied to community-related issues. The Department offers three masters level degrees in 1) Educational Leadership leading towards 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, 2) Organizational and Development Leadership, and 3) Instructional Technology. In addition, an Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders is offered with two concentrations: basic education and higher education/non-profit leadership. Candidates excited to engage in educational reform and transformational leadership are invited to submit application materials for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin appointment in August 2018.
Duties and Responsibilities:The Department of Educational Leadership seeks an assistant professor who is committed to cultivating communities of learners who are scholar practitioners committed to education; leading with mind, hope, and heart; social justice; and democratic and transformational leadership. An ideal candidate possesses experiences as a K-12 school leader with an understanding of and commitment to urban education, strategic planning, facilities management, basic education finance and school economics, and leadership theory. Capacity for effective teaching strategies in both traditional and technology mediated learning environments (i.e., online teaching experience) is expected in both graduate and doctoral level educational leadership courses. In addition to teaching a 3/3 course load, responsibilities also include student advising at the doctoral level and supervision of doctoral dissertations. Pursuant of tenure, a successful candidate will also be required to maintain an active agenda of scholarly productivity and publication, as well as to participate in service to the department, college, and university. Salary will be commensurate with market data and candidate experience. Opportunities for summer teaching and summer research grants are available.
Minimum Requirements:a. A doctoral degree with specialization in educational leadership, educational administration, educational policy, or related field. ABD candidates will be considered. If ABD, doctoral candidates will be expected to complete the doctoral degree by August 1, 2018;
b. Minimum of 2 years in leadership experience in K-12 school setting;
c. A proven record of, or potential for, publication and scholarly work in the relevant field such as educational leadership and administration;
d. Evidence of capacity to successfully teach graduate and/or doctoral courses, preferably in educational leadership;
e. A demonstrated interest and ability to support the social justice mission of Saint Joseph’s University through an active research agenda, teaching philosophy, and commitment to department, college, and university service.
Preferred Qualifications:a. Certified principal, curriculum supervisor, special education supervisor, and/or superintendent; or commitment to become certified in one of these areas in Pennsylvania;
b. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with local educational partners;
c. 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 educational settings;
d. Superintendent Letter of Eligibility (LOE);
e. Understanding of educational reform, research-based initiatives, quantitative and qualitative research methods, and policy analysis are highly desired;
f. Active leadership in national and/or international professional organizations;
g. Possess skills in information and communication technologies including online formats of curriculum design and delivery;
h. Evidence of familiarity with state and national guidelines for administrator preparation;
i. A demonstrated commitment to preparing both scholars and practicing educational leaders; and
j. Excellent administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills.