This full-time faculty member will teach 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, 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.
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.
Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in educational leadership or closely related field
Experience in educational settings such as public schools, private schools, out-of-school-time programs, educational non-profits, educational policy organizations, or similar
Evidence of teaching effectiveness in graduate- or undergraduate-level courses, or related experience that would support teaching effectiveness in the higher education setting
Knowledge of current issues related to educational leadership such as formal and informal school leadership, facilitating adult learning, adult development, professional learning, school change, and/or school-community partnerships
Record of scholarly productivity or professional impact in the field of education, with a focus on either educational leadership, educational equity, educational policy, adult development, facilitative leadership, professional learning, school-community partnerships, or a related topic
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
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
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 employees with disabilities.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and (unofficial) 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.