The Department of Education at North Central College invites applications for a three-year visiting grant funded position of Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Coordinator of character education initiatives in the Educational Leadership program beginning August 1, 2019. The faculty member will teach courses within the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program, mentor students in the field in addition to having primary responsibility for managing the character development initiatives within the MEd program, namely the Character Education Scholarships, Education Leaders Fellowship, and the Principal Academy.
North Central was recently awarded a significant grant by the Kern Family Foundation to integrate initiatives in character development for school leaders, teachers, and others interested in cultures of character. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Director of Education Graduate Studies, the Graduate School, and others involved in the grant project. The position may be converted to an ongoing one in the near future. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly-regarded program in educational leadership. (Note: this position does not contribute to nor affect standing with Illinois Teachers Retirement System.)
Qualifications: a master's degree required; doctorate degree strongly preferred. Applicants must demonstrate a history of recent success in school leadership along with dedication to teaching and scholarship. Licensure and experience as a building principal in the State of Illinois is highly desirable.
Teach assigned graduate courses in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program
Collaborate with other Education faculty to develop partnerships with school districts to strengthen the pipeline for the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program as well as identify principal candidates for scholarships and fellowships
Work with Office of Marketing and Communications and Admissions to revise and refine content for the marketing and promotion of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program and scholarships, particularly within underserved areas and populations
Refine the Master of Education in Educational Leadership application process to identify competencies in and commitment to cultures of character
Facilitate the application, screening, and interviewing process for determining Character Education Scholars and Fellows
Prepare onboarding for scholarship recipients and fellows, orienting them to expectations including participation in NCC Convening and Conference events
Monitor progress of scholarship recipients and fulfillment of requirements
Develop district partnership school sites for full-time, full-semester fellowship and orient mentor principals at the placements, including obtaining commitment to implement culture of character project at their schools
Support development of student character projects in the internship experience as well as anchor character development experiences in the course curriculum field experiences
Coordinate the Master of Education in Educational Leadership Advisory Committee to evaluate efficacy and continual improvement to meet educational objectives
Manage the tracking and collection of project outcomes, placement data of graduates, and data on mentor effectiveness and growth
Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money Magazine. For more information, please visit: http://www.noctrl.edu. North Central College is an EEO Employer.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. For further information, please email Dr. Bruce Spitzer, Chair, Department of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin March 11, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
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About North Central College
North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For information about the College, please visit the website at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu.