Professor (Open-Rank), Higher Education Leadership Ed.D./Ed.S.

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Tenure StatusTenureRankOpen RankTerm Length10 MonthsTerminal one year contractNoPosition StatusFull TimePosition TitleProfessor (Open-Rank), Higher Education Leadership Ed.D./Ed.S.CampusChicago - 122 S. Michigan Ave.If other, please specify

18 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

Position Summary

The College of Professional Studies and Advancement (CPSA) at National Louis University invites applications for an open-rank doctoral faculty colleague in the Higher Education Leadership program. This is a ten-month, full-time, tenure track faculty position which may include some administrative responsibilities, with rank to be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience and goals.

Started in winter of 2017, The Higher Education Leadership Ed.D. is an innovative program offered in two formats: Executive Cohort (blended program with monthly Saturday residencies on downtown Chicago campus) and Online/Low-Residency (online coursework with one required on-campus weekend residency in year 2 of the program). The program attracts higher education administrators, faculty members, and those working in related fields and wishing to transition to higher education.

The candidate will join the full-time Founding Program Director and another full-time faculty colleague, as well as a team of highly-engaged practitioner faculty to continue growing our community of practitioner-scholars. We actively seek a colleague who is not only engaged in their own research, but eager to bring others into that work as well.

As a private, not-for-profit institution, National Louis University has spent more than 130 years grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence, from our inception as a school to train teachers. We believe in providing access to educational opportunity, because we view education as 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. The program supports the institution’s mission to advance educational justice as a path toward social justice, and our alumni will be well-prepared to serve as critical leaders in an array of postsecondary settings.

We are looking for a collaborative, dedicated, and student-centered colleague who will help us live into this mission, particularly in the following ways:

• Teaching:
o Delivery of doctoral courses in postsecondary leadership, college student development, quantitative research methodologies, and/or other program courses as needed through online and blended formats. Note that the program curriculum may be viewed at this link:
o Consideration and continued development of highly-effective andragogy, including experiential learning and opportunities to connect theory to practice.
o Some development of courses and design of in- and out-of-class learning experiences.

• Student Success
o Effective supervision of doctoral student research, to include chairing student capstone (dissertation-equivalent) committees;
o Student advising, including advising on academic progress and professional goals;
o Participation in doctoral colloquia;
o Contributions to continuous improvement of student outcomes in retention, graduation, and career advancement;
o Participation in programmatic and student learning outcome assessment.
• Other duties as assigned.

Applicants must also be willing to teach at other Chicago metropolitan area campuses and online as needed.


• Earned doctorate (such as Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Higher Education, Higher Education Leadership, Adult and Higher/Postsecondary Education, or closely related field.
• Minimum of:
o Three to five years of full-time professional practice experience in administrative, managerial, and/or executive positions in higher education; or
o Strong research productivity in the discipline of higher education as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed, credible journals, published monographs, books, book chapters, white papers, and other publications in similar channels, and academic presentations on research or research-based practices to academic and professional communities delivered at peer-reviewed conferences;
o Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate depth of teaching, research, and professional practice expertise;
• Preference for those with experience in doctoral student research supervision;
• Record of effective teaching in graduate/doctoral programs;
• Record of effective teaching in online and hybrid/blended format;
• Experience in using technology in teaching;
• Appropriate professional memberships;
• Professionalism in and demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations;
• Commitment to student success, student professional growth, effective professional advising, and experiential education.

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberFAC226Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date09/01/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions Summary

Please address in your cover letter how your prior experiences prepared you to be successful in the duties included in the position portfolio, specifically noting how your experiences have prepared you to teach specific courses in the program curriculum.

Please submit scans of official transcripts for all graduate degrees held with the application.
Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Transcript A
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Letter of Recommendation 1
Optional Documents:
Research Statement
Course Evaluations
Transcript B
Transcript C
Sample Syllabus
Candidates who do not submit such information will not be considered.
The College will reach out to the selected candidates for the interviews.

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    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Transcript A
    4. Teaching Philosophy
    5. Letter of Recommendation 1
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 2
    2. Letter of Recommendation 3
    3. Sample Syllabus
    4. Teaching and Research Statement
    5. Course Evaluations




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    Posted: 8/13/2019
    Application Due: 10/1/2019
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