Department: Dept of Leadership & Administration (DELA)
Months per Year: 9 months with additional work in the summer
The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (DELA) in the School of Education at Gonzaga University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 27, 2019. Expertise as a U.S. K-12 school superintendent, specifically in gathering and analyzing relevant data for school improvement, leveraging fiscal resources, influencing state and federal governmental structures that impact the financial well-being of the system and local school initiatives, and teaching these areas of expertise in an online environment, is required. The faculty member is expected to instruct and advise doctoral students in face-to-face and online course environments in the Doctor of Educational Leadership (EdD) degree program, a hybrid 51-credit, 7-semester, cohort-based program. The faculty member will also be expected to instruct and advise master's level students 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
The doctoral and master's 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 in order 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.
EdD or Ph.D. in an area applicable to the Doctor of Educational Leadership program
A minimum of 5 years of experience as a school superintendent with demonstrated effectiveness in K-12 school leadership including the following: oAnalyzing data to improve schools and teaching practices oLeveraging fiscal resources to improve schools oInfluencing state and federal governmental structures that impact the financial well-being of the system and local school initiatives
A minimum of 5 years of experience teaching and advising in higher education
A minimum of 5 years of experience in schools with high levels of diversity
A minimum of 5 years of experience 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 a shared leadership for a program and school
Commitment to Gonzaga's mission as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic institution, especially to social justice within the context of K-12 and graduate education
Gonzaga University is a private four-year institution for higher education located in Spokane, Washington. Established in 1877, the university continues to use their education model of educating their students as a whole person- mind, body, and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, and action and contemplation. Gonzaga is a nationally ranked university and one of the top regional universities in the west. Home to over 7,800 students, Gonzaga offers a variety of undergraduate and master’s degrees, as well a Ph.D. and Juris Doctor through the school of law.