Del and Jewell Lewis Endowed Chair in Educational Leadership
Northern Arizona University
The Department of Educational Leadership (EDL) is seeking to fill the Del and Jewell Lewis Chair and Eminent Scholar in Educational Leadership at the NAU main campus Flagstaff location beginning in August 2019. The position is a 9-month tenured professor faculty line. This position has the opportunity for summer course teaching.
The EDL Department invites applicants with an active research agenda who will actively contribute to our programís Educational Leadership Doctoral specialization and Masterís emphasis in K-12 School District Leadership as well as College of Education and University initiatives. The EDL Department seeks candidates with innovative teaching expertise, a high-level research agenda with an emphasis on collaborating with faculty colleagues and K-12 school leaders, diverse experiences, and professional proficiencies. Candidates need to present a nationally recognized record of scholarly productivity, excellence in teaching diverse students, and a record of including a continued commitment to procuring external funding. Candidates must also demonstrate outreach to the community that includes participation in leadership academies, mentorship, school improvement efforts, and leadership in program development and refinement. Candidates should evidence how their work has a clear emphasis on diversity, equity and/or justice, and learner-centered leadership.
- Conferred Doctorate in the study of K-12 Leadership, Educational Policy or directly related field of Educational Leadership at the time of application
- Achieved rank consistent with the rank of tenured Full Professor at NAU
- A documented research agenda of national prominence directly related to the field of Educational Leadership preparation
- Educational Leadership experience at the K-12 level
- Nationally recognized leader with leadership experience at institutions which prepare principals as instructional leaders
- Impactful leadership experience, which will influence the training and preparation of principal and other school leaders
- K-12 School District Leadership, or Tribal Leadership scholar and/or leader who can demonstrate a strong understanding of contemporary and seminal K-12 School District, Higher Education, or Tribal College scholarship, trends, practices, and policies.
- Administrative or leadership experience working in K-12 School Districts, Tribal educational Leadership, K-12 Indian school leadership or a professional organization related to higher education learning.
- Sustained excellence in research with a documented record of scholarly research and publications in high quality refereed educational leadership journals and/or higher education journals (e.g. AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, Journal of Educational Leadership Review, American Educational Leadership Journal, International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation).
- Documented record in the procurement of external funding.
- Record of serving as Chair of Doctoral Dissertation Committees.
- Methodological expertise in qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed methods research.
- Experience and skills in supervising, advising, and studying culturally diverse populations in the United States specifically, the southwest rural, Hispanic/Latino/a/Chicano/a, Indigenous, and first-generation college student populations ( http://news.nau.edu/nau-supports-achieve60az-initiative-advance-education-across-state/#.V-l_rEAVC70 )
- Evidence of working with diverse communities based on ethnicity, race, national origin, language, age, gender/sex, religion, abilities, sexual orientation, and other social identities that contribute to an inclusive and collegial community of graduate students, leaders, and scholars.
- Demonstrated experience in teaching in content-specific courses in K-12 Educational Leadership, Tribal educational organizations, and leadership and administration utilizing blended, in-person, and online modalities such as Blackboard Learn and social media (http://news.nau.edu/nau-ranked-no-1-nation-social-media-engagement-higher-education/#.V-l1R0AVC71 )
- Demonstrated skill/experience in graduate-level curriculum/course development where institutional modalities such as Blackboard Learn and social media are used.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and intergroup skills/ability to work effectively with U.S. and international students, colleagues, faculty, leaders, and community members.
- Experience teaching master and/or doctoral level courses in-person, blended, or online in the study of K-12 Leadership including evidence of syllabi, course curriculum/artifacts, and student evaluations.
- Knowledge of national leadership standards.
Information and Application Process Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on online application page.
Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your interest in and particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of transcripts (originals will be required of the successful applicant); (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; (5) a statement of research interests; (6) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from one or two college courses; (7) research/scholarly artifacts; and (8) names and contact information for three references.
Reference letters should be sent under separate cover to EDL Administrative Assistant Jennifer Offutt at Jennifer.Offutt@nau.edu
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