Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Educational Leadership within the School of Education to start on July 1, 2019. This a full-time, 9-month tenure-line appointment.
Position Summary: Faculty in the School of Education at Saint Louis University(SLU) are looking to expand on present areas of strength in Educational Leadership. The successful candidate will join a core of faculty members who currently work with and train school leaders – in public schools and Catholic schools – across the state of Missouri and beyond.
Responsibilities: Our new colleague will have the opportunity to:
Develop and teach graduate courses in the Educational Leadership program. Courses are provided in numerous formats (evening, Saturday, some online) and in multiple locations.
Serve as the chair, reader, or on the committee for Ed.D. projects and/or Ph.D. dissertations, provide guidance to students completing doctoral projects, and advise graduate students.
Pursue a research agenda with an emphasis on Educational Leadership and maintain a commitment to the Jesuit Education tradition, actively seek external funding, and contribute to the collaborative research efforts across the School of Education.
Actively contribute to the success of the program by recruiting graduate students, supporting strategic initiatives, and providing leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels
Qualifications and Experience: Candidates should have an earned doctorate in a field related to Educational Leadership. The candidate who holds a superintendent certificate and has upper level central office experience will be given preference. The successful candidate will have an established record (or evidence of potential) of excellent teaching in higher education and/or of the ability to successfully mentor graduate students through research projects. The successful candidate will have knowledge of current research and evidence-based practice in the field of Educational Leadership and expertise in school leadership (which may include change leadership, instructional leadership, management, or finance).
Preference will be given to applicants with: (1) A superintendent certification and 5+ years of successful superintendent experience; (2) experience in multiple, diverse districts; (3) in-depth knowledge of Professional Standards for Educational Leaders as well as Missouri Leader Standards; and (4) an established record (or potential to have) of successful scholarship.
Context: Saint Louis University (SLU), established 1818, is the oldest institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River and is a world-class Catholic, Jesuit institution educating nearly 13,000 students. SLU's 230-acre urban campus, located in midtown Saint Louis, provides students, faculty, and staff a close-knit community in the middle of a lively city. The Saint Louis metro region is home to nearly 3 million people and provides a mix of Midwestern friendliness and large-city amenities.
In a recent interview with the Chronicle of Higher Education, SLU President Fred Pestello committed the University to doubling its research budget to $100 million and becoming a Carnegie One research institution in the next 7 years.
The School of Education (SOE) shares in the 470-year-old Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, focusing on the growth of the whole person. The purpose of Jesuit education is to develop men and women for and with others. The School is recognized as a leader in the state and region. More than 30 percent of the public school superintendents in Missouri and 42 percent of all Catholic school leaders in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis hold degrees from SLU. Eighty-five percent of all Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis have leaders who hold a SLU degree.
Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. The proposed starting date is July 1, 2019.
Application Process: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and names of three references with full contact information. All applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.slu.edu. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 30, 2018, at which time the search committee will begin reviewing the submissions. This search will remain open until filled.
For questions, email the Search Chair, Jo Wood, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314‐977‐8589.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.