Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. IWU is the largest school in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) with over 3,200 traditional students on the main Marion, Indiana campus and another 12,200 adult learners at regional sites throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, and online.
Within the state of Indiana, IWU has become the fastest-growing university and the largest private university in total enrollment. IWU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the Best in the Midwest master’s universities, is listed among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and is recognized as a certified “Best Christian Workplace”.
In addition to teaching and advising postgraduate students, the selected candidate will provide thought leadership that positively influences the quality and relevance of doctoral level offerings in organizational leadership, both current and under development. S(he) will make substantial contributions that will increase the visibility of IWU’s doctoral leadership degree and integrate new technologies for teaching and learning in on-campus, online and blended modalities. In addition to this highly collaborative work, (s)he is expected to be a leader across the university and within the broader academic and professional communities to embrace the university’s Christian mission. This faculty position is full time appointment based in Marion, Indiana.
Highly qualified applicants will demonstrate a strong commitment to postgraduate education grounded in a Christ-centered world view and possess the following attributes:
• An earned doctoral degree from a regionally accredited program in leadership or a closely related field
• Significant leadership experience, measured by both length of service and level of responsibility
• A substantial record of effective teaching at the graduate level
• Experience in corporate training, continuing professional studies or executive education is preferred
• An active scholarship agenda that includes research, publications, presentations and service
• Proficiency with multiple research methods
• The ability to immediately serve on dissertation committees and demonstrated potential for advising future doctoral student research in the capacity of dissertation committee chair
• Knowledge of online course and student assessment technologies
• A strong interest in realizing IWU’s missional learning outcomes
• A vibrant Christian faith exemplified by regular church involvement, active Christian service, adherence to IWU’s Community Lifestyle Standards, and a heartfelt calling to endeavors that further the application of Biblical precepts to professional education
• Teach assigned courses on location at the IWU education center in Indianapolis (occasional Saturdays), as well as online
• Teach at the week-long summer institute held at the Marion campus each summer
• Integrate faith with learning for all subjects taught
• Conduct research in leadership and supervise dissertation research
• Publish on a regular basis in scholarly journals or other publications
• Present papers or speak at scholarly conferences on a regular basis
• Moderate and serve as a member of comprehensive exam committees
• Develop courses related to subjects that are taught
• Assist with program evaluation
• Review and approve applicants to the program
• Participate in identifying and coordinating experts to conduct seminars in leadership studies
• Participate in faculty development and university faculty meetings
• Participate in university and committee assignments
SALARY & BENEFITS
IWU has twice been recognized (in 2009 and 2011) by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a Great Place to Work For, and honored three times in recent years by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. IWU offers a competitive compensation package that includes relocation assistance and dependent tuition benefits.