Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in PK-12 Leadership and Administration
Normal, IL United States
Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration
Assistant or Associate Professor in PK-12 Leadership and Administration
We seek a colleague to join us in our commitment to educate PK–12 leaders for realizing the democratic ideal through public education.
The Call: Building on our long history of excellence in leadership education, the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) in the College of Education at Illinois State University seeks an experienced, highly motivated, culturally proficient, and effective PK–12 leader to join us as we embark on the implementation of two newly re-designed graduate programs in PK–12 leadership—the Superintendency and the Doctorate for Practitioners as EAF is a Phase III member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED).
Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of this practitioner-scholar will be to teach courses in PK–12 leadership and administration to master’s and doctoral students. Faculty members teach on- and off-campus classes. Teaching responsibilities include teaching adult learners, advising doctoral students, serving on dissertation committees, clinical supervision, and collaborative curriculum development and implementation. Commitment as a practitioner-scholar focused on problems of practice to develop a promising research agenda, resulting in presentations and publications is expected. Willingness to engage in service and to assume leadership in the Department, College, University, state, and the PK–12 profession are expected.
Required Qualifications: The practitioner-scholar we seek will have experience and knowledge as building-level, district-wide, or regional leaders in PK–12 public schools, with specialization in one or more of the following: school/district transformation, instructional leadership, human resource administration, school–community partnerships, and/or social-justice-focused leadership. Candidates will have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service. Candidates will have building- or district-level leadership experience working effectively with racially, ethnically, linguistically, and/or economically diverse students and families. Candidates must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Educational Leadership or a related discipline prior to August 16, 2019. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
Preferred Qualifications: We seek candidates whose professional backgrounds include some of the following:
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and democratic public education
• Demonstrated successful leadership experience working with students, families, and communities, faculty, staff, and board to improve teaching and student learning and outcomes
• Demonstrated interest and success in partnering with public schools and districts, diverse community stakeholders, and government agencies
Salary: Salary for this nine-month tenure-track position is commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.
The Department: Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) is an interdisciplinary department comprised of four main areas: PK–12 administration, higher education administration, research methods and evaluation, and educational foundations. Graduate programs serve students on campus and at several off-campus sites. The Department houses the Center for the Study of Education Policy https://education.illinoisstate.edu/csep/. Further information about the EAF Department is available by visiting https://education.illinoisstate.edu/about/departments/eaf/.
The University Community: A Carnegie Doctoral University–Higher Research Activity with over 20,000 students, Illinois State University is Illinois’ first public university, founded in 1857 to educate the state’s teachers. ISU is one of the largest large-model teacher education institutions in the U.S. The University is located in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois, a community of around 167,000 people conveniently located within two to three hours of Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.
Starting date: August 16, 2019
Application deadline: To ensure full consideration, candidates must complete a faculty employment application for posting number 0710955 at https://www.jobs.IllinoisState.edu and submit the following by October 19, 2018 by 5 pm: A letter of application describing interest in and qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; official graduate transcripts; a list of five academic and professional references with contact information (three of the five referees should be able to speak to the candidate’s academic qualifications); and a sample of scholarly work such as a chapter from the candidate’s dissertation or other academic writing. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s teaching and research missions.
Direct all inquiries to:
ISU PK–12 Search Committee
c/o Carol Pfoff, Assistant to the EAF Chairperson
email@example.com (309) 438-4630; fax (309) 438-8683
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university encouraging diversity.
Qualifications & Requirements 1. Candidates must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Educational Leadership or a related discipline prior to August 16, 2019.
2. Experience and knowledge as building-level, district-wide, or regional leaders in PK-12 public schools, with specialization in one or more of the following: school/district transformation, instructional leadership, human resource administration, school-community partnerships, and/or social-justice-focused leadership.,
3. Candidates will have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service.
4. Candidates will have building- or district-level leadership experience working effectively with racially, ethnically, linguistically, and/or economically diverse students and families.
5. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study.
Illinois State works as a diverse community of scholars, educators, and staff to support our commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service, and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.