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Assistant Professor of Education, Clinical Track

Aurora University
Aurora, IL
Closing date
Jun 20, 2021

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Aurora University seeks talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester. Student advising is supported by professional staff. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Experience teaching at a smaller, private institution is highly preferred.

Position Purpose: This position will support student learning and success of Masters in Education Leadership – Principal Endorsement majors.

EDUCATION: Assistant Professor of Education, Clinical Track

Review of applications will begin immediately with full consideration ensure for applications received by May 14th. Review will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will teach within the School of Education’s Masters of Educational Leadership – Principal Endorsement program. The candidate would be instrumental in furthering the departmental objective to produce high quality leaders in the K-12/P-21 educational school setting through a philosophy of transformative learning. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses offered in the department as well as engage in research and service projects that will strengthen the university community. The successful candidate will work well in a highly collaborative departmental environment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Education: Applicants must have an earned Doctorate in educational administration/leadership or a related field.


    • Minimum of five years of experience as a Principal in K-12/P-21 education
    • Illinois licensure qualifying to work as a principal by the start of employment
    • Completion of Illinois training for initial qualification to evaluate certified educators
    • Demonstrated potential for excellence in university teaching and engaged service to the program and the university
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships with school leaders, community organizations, and organizations in education
    • Demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring candidates
    • Demonstrated commitment to issues of equity and/or experience working with diverse populations

  • Skills:
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated commitment to student learning and assessment
    • Demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring candidates
    • Demonstrated commitment to issues of equity and/or experience working with diverse populations
    • Demonstrated experience developing community partnerships
    • Demonstrated experience participating in interdisciplinary initiatives with colleagues from a variety of disciplines
    • Demonstrated commitment to working in a fast-paced team setting
    • Demonstrated experience working with a variety of technologies as a means to enhance communication and student learning

All benefit-eligible faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed.

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:
[email protected]

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Working at Aurora University

Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.


AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.

Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.


AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacrosse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.

A Brief History of Aurora University

Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.

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