Assistant Professor of Education, Interdisciplinary Leadership-Superintendent Doctorate Program
Position Summary: The Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate Program at Governors State University emphasizes leadership, advocacy, and collaboration of educators, counselors, social service providers, not-for-profit managers, and public servants. The cohort-based Ed. D. program emphasizes interdisciplinary study via a curriculum that includes a comprehensive set of core courses in leadership, research, planning, communication, globalism, and finance, as well as advanced study in one of four concentrations: Higher Education Administration; Not-for-Profit Social Entrepreneurship; Public Safety Administration; P-12 Superintendency. We seek a full-time faculty member to join the Division of Education and teach courses in the Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate Program. Program courses, delivered in hybrid/online format, include core courses (i.e., Leadership Theory and Ethics; Strategic Planning; Research Methods) as well as a range of courses across the concentrations. In addition, the successful candidate will conduct research related to the field of P-20 education, education policy, higher education, educational leadership, or related areas; provide service to university, college, division and community; supervise capstone projects; and engage in scholarship activities that lead to presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals. Additionally, the successful candidate will either poses or be willing to be trained in PERA (please see http://www.iasb.com/law/PERAoverview.pdf?v=0117 ) Governors State University is the only regional, public, comprehensive university in Chicagoas south suburban area, serving approximately 7,750 students annually. GSU provides accessible, high value undergraduate and graduate education to culturally and economically diverse students. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. Founded in 1969, GSU is undergoing major transition this year as we are now are a residential institution, accepting first-year students, transfer and graduate students. The university has an ambitious five-year Academic Master Plan, greatly expanding current programs. GSU is implementing a state-of-the-art General Education program and working to greatly expand student academic and support services to foster student and community engagement. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate. Through its strategic plan, Vision 2020, GSU emphasizes excellence, access, and innovation. Students benefit from the universityas high academic quality, range of convenient class times, increasing hybrid and online offerings, and outstanding educational value. Our innovative freshman program promotes writing across the curriculum and other strategies that make our undergraduate coursework come alive: ethics, citizenship, innovative thinking. Every freshman class is taught by a full-time faculty member to ensure that students have a strong foundation for their studies. GSU is a national leader in successful transfer of community college students to universities, and is leading through the Kresge-supported Dual degree Program, with features such as tuition lock-in at GSU for academically eligible community college students who commit to earn an Associate degree and attend college full-time. Our GSU offers a wide variety of masteras programs and several applied doctoral degrees in health, counseling fields and Interdisciplinary Leadership. The exceptionally beautiful campus is conveniently located within easy reach by road and rail to Chicago and surrounding communities that have a wealth of cultural and natural attractions. The highly diverse region GSU serves has a number of high performing schools and engaged communities as well as struggling urban, suburban, and rural communities. GSU serves as a public square, working to foster educational opportunities for all populations.
Minimum Qualifications: a¢ Earned doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership, Educational Policy or other related field (ABDwith candidacy status will be considered if evidence the degree will be awarded before August 2017 is presented) a¢ Ability to teach leadership, research, and/or other courses within the Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate Program; and a¢ An active research agenda and evidence of scholarly potential, including publications and/or presentations.
Preferred Qualifications: a¢ Experience teaching in online/hybrid delivery format; a¢ Teaching experience at the graduate level including supervision of student research and/or capstone projects; a¢ Experience teaching research methods; and a¢ Ability to teach in other program areas offered in the college (i.e., Educational leadership; Special Education, ESL/Bilingual education)
Type of Position Being Requested:
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Unionized
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Number: FA0063P