Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership - Florida Regional Center
National Louis University is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a professional learning community committed to continuous improvement and advocacy for all students. We believe that through education we can transform individuals, empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in service to students and we support one another like a family.
Founded in 1886, the National College of Education (NCE) at National Louis University is one of the oldest and most respected schools of education in the country. At all levels, undergraduate to doctoral, we prepare educators to make a difference in schools and in the lives of students. NCE is a founding institutional member of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is a current candidate for accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The National College of Education (NCE) at National Louis University’s (NLU) Florida Regional Center seeks a dynamic, high-quality educator for a full-time Educational Leadership faculty (10-month contract) at the Assistant Professor rank (or rank commensurate with qualifications and experience). We are currently seeking a colleague with extensive leadership experience at the school and/or district level. This position includes teaching prospective principals and superintendents, preparing candidates to develop a strong foundation in classroom assessment and evidence-based decision-making, research project design and using data analysis for PK-16 improvement. Experience in program evaluation and policy advocacy at the P-12 or higher education levels would be welcomed
Who We Are:
NLU’s National College of Education understands that serving PreK-12 students as teachers and school leaders is a calling, a commitment, and a career. Our unique style of partnership with students at all levels—from new teacher preparation to advanced professional programs to doctoral degrees—guides all we do as we create today’s teachers and tomorrow’s leaders.
Our programs are designed with the needs of our students in mind. Graduates frequently cite the National College of Education’s top quality professors, convenient locations, flexible course offerings and affordability. Most of all, the commitment to “real world” progressive education is unparalleled. NCEgraduates make a difference.
Who You Are:
You are: A Change Leader.
You are an accomplished PreK-12 educator with a passion for developing students and teachers to their fullest potential. You are an experienced leader who has successfully guided schools and/or district through change. You are a constructive partner who leads the work that needs to be done and advocates for high quality education. You are a veteran educator attracted to university teaching as a new career step and a new level of positive influence on American education. You are deeply motivated by a desire to work in a learning community that is preparing the next generation of life-changing leaders.
You will: Forward the growth of potential Educational Leaders in Florida through teaching, research, outreach and networking.
You believe in the power of practitioner researchers. You will draw on your experience and network to further the educational goals of potential school and district leaders and National Louis University. You will reach out to school, district and affiliated leaders to introduce, promote or advance the relationship of National Louis University with those leaders.
You are ready to: Make an Impact.
Each and every day, this program changes lives. You want to be a part of NCE’s societally impactful leadership as an educator preparation institution. You are someone who will always look for creative ways for students to earn success. We know this work is challenging, but we are in it together and you are inspired by the opportunity to work collaboratively with other educational leaders to optimize our impact together.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
•Teach/coordinate educational leadership courses related to PreK-16 teaching and learning.
o Apply learning technologies such as Desire2Learn and LiveText.
•Support educational leadership research by program candidates at the masters and doctoral levels
•Support Florida leader internships
•Contribute to curriculum development and program improvement by collaborating with faculty in program and unit level evaluation, to develop program reports, assessment protocols, and support Department of Education reporting in the state of Florida
•Advise Educational Leadership graduate students, including service on dissertation committees
•Contribute to the Educational Leadership program development, management and partnership coordination in Florida
•Work with NLU Florida faculty and staff to advance the exposure and reputation of National Louis University students, and of National Louis University as a leading practitioner educator in Florida
•Fulfill other faculty duties in Research & Scholarship, Service, Professional Development & Engagement domains as they pertain to Florida and NCEprograms in Florida
This position could begin work either in the Summer or Fall 2018 term and will be home-based, in Florida, but will require flexibility to teach/visit all of our Florida learning sites depending on need.
The successful candidate will model excellence in teaching with a strong foundation in improving the climate of the school; analyzing complex social, economic, political, and other factors in contemporary problems facing schools; selecting, implementing, and evaluating initiatives; and research training appropriate to mentoring graduate students.
Successful position candidates will demonstrate experience and skill in both face-to-face and online teaching with adult learners. Successful candidates will be comfortable networking with peer professionals in support of National louis University, its programs and students.Term over term instructional schedule will vary, as classes run on weeknights and on Saturdays. Instructors will need to be able to respond to student and collegial communications within 48 hours.
Qualified applicants for the Educational Leadership position must possess an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, or a related field, with experience in conducting applied research in classrooms/school/district settings, and higher education teaching experience commensurate with rank. Candidate should have at least three-five years of leadership experience. Preference is given to candidates who have served as Principals, Superintendents or in other District Leadership Positions.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience and fluency teaching in blended settings using a learning management system.