Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

Human Resources
Monday, November 25, 2013
Designs and delivers instruction at the master and doctoral level, especially courses in Educational Leadership.  Leads, supervises and evaluates dissertation studies. Participates in department, school, and university-wide tasks and activities. Conducts research with a specific research agenda.  Candidate with a strong background in school finance, budgeting, and educational facilities preferred. Experience in teaching and/or administration in EC-16 environments required; some work with ELL or bilingual populations would be helpful.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: Graduate Education
Reports To: Dean, School of Education (Carlos Martinez)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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Job Description:


• Prepares curriculum lessons and delivers instruction for evening, weekend, and online courses in Educational Leadership and other graduate level courses as appropriate during fall, spring and summer semesters. This is 9 month contract faculty position.

• Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports by due date.

• Participates in scholarly and academic activities by conducting research, writing and submitting articles for publication in academic journals. Remains knowledgeable of current trends, issues, and activities in the respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending conferences, and maintaining professional associations and relationships with fellow researchers.

• Develops and participates in grants that support innovative projects in urban teaching and teacher education and that support current and future programs in the School of Education and the university at large.

• Participates in curriculum and program planning, assessment, and development.

• Integrates technology in coursework.

• Provides effective academic and career advisement to students at the masters and doctoral level. Contributes to undergraduate program as needed.

• Supervises and evaluates dissertation studies.

• Participates in scholarly and academic activities.

• Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and the Dean.

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Earned doctorate in Ed.D or Ph.D. in Educational Leadership or related areas as required (ABD not considered). A minimum of 3 to 5 years of public school teaching or administrative experience and 2-5 years of collegiate-level teaching preferred. Strong background in teaching using technology preferred. An established research agenda and publication history preferred. Experience with ELL or bilingual students would be preferred.

• Thorough understanding of pedagogical theory and practice and its application in the classroom especially as it relates to instructional leadership in a K-16 grade setting.
• Familiarity with the process by which a research agenda is established and the ability to design, develop, and execute research projects requiring the collection and analysis of data.
• Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching Educational Leadership is expected.
• Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
• Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
• Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
• Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
• Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
• Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching in leadership areas of the graduate programs.
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities.
• Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the field and at the university.

• Ability to read and write in English including, but not limited to the ability to teach college level courses, publish manuscripts, and make academic and professional presentations. Multilingualism preferred.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business related correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and answer questions from all relevant constituents and stakeholders.

• Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret statistical data for the purpose of assessing programs and conducting research.

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

• The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Evening and weekend hours as required by class schedule and office hours. Off-campus classes may be required.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, send a current curriculum vita; a cover letter indicating position desired; graduate-level transcripts; three references with names, addresses, and telephone numbers; and, statement of personal teaching philosophy to the Educational Leadership Search Committee: Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, Texas 76105, or Visit for full job description. 

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