The secondary and higher education department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2019 with an interest in teaching courses in teacher leadership, school leadership, and educational diversity and will collaborate with colleagues on program and school-wide projects. As a member of the School of Education, this faculty member will help to further develop and implement new and newly revised leadership programs; further the School’s commitment to preparing a cadre of future teachers and educational leaders who are culturally responsive; engage in a program of scholarly work; advise students; and provide service to the department and university. This candidate may eventually serve as the Graduate Program Coordinator for leadership programs in the School of Education (with associated responsibilities such as holding faculty meetings; course scheduling; developing curriculum; hiring; and training and evaluating adjuncts).
Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students’ learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college or to pursue advanced degrees. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture. Additionally, the School of Education has an explicit commitment to both preparing all future teachers and educational leaders to be culturally responsive and to diversifying the workforce in schools and districts across the Commonwealth. We seek a colleague who shares these values and goals and wants to be a part of our community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with theMSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in educational leadership or closely related field; demonstrated experience and evidence of expertise in teacher leadership; school leadership; school-community partnerships; developing and leading professional development; equitable instructional and/or leadership practices; and/or diversifying the educational workforce; evidence of teaching effectiveness in graduate- or undergraduate-level courses, or related experience; knowledge of current issues related to formal and informal school leadership and equity and justice in educational settings; and a record of scholarly productivity or professional impact in the field of educational leadership and/or equity in schooling.
Experience leading others in developing strategies and stances focused on racial justice in educational or similar settings; knowledge of the Massachusetts requirements for principal certification and/or experience scoring the Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) tasks; experience in a leadership role in public schools or a related setting (e.g., principal, assistant principal, superintendent, curriculum coordinator, assistant superintendent, etc.); experience with program development, coordination, and/or management in educational settings or a related field; experience launching and cultivating university-district partnerships; effective teaching in a variety of instructional formats (e.g., face-to-face, hybrid, online) with graduate and undergraduate students; strong collaborative skills, including experience working collaboratively with teachers, school leaders, and community partners; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Salem State University, located just 15 miles north of Boston, is one of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and an important partner in the economic, cultural and intellectual vitality of the greater north-of-Boston region. Situated in the historic seacoast town of Salem, Massachusetts, Salem State provides a diverse community of learners a high quality, student-centered education; one that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society.