educational leadership

Call for Submissions: Ken Spencer Award 2015, Due: Nov. 10, 2015

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Call for Submissions: Ken Spencer Award 2015

Apply for CEA’s seventh annual Ken Spencer Awards for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and get noticed for how you, your colleagues, and your school community are nurturing your students’ curiosity and love of learning.

Winning entries will be profiled nationally to encourage peer-to-peer learning and positively impacts winning educators and their schools.

For details on how you can apply, and to view last year’s winning entries, please visit:

www.cea-ace.ca/kenspenceraward

Complete the online application form by November 10, 2015 at 5pm.

Job – Dean of Students, Leech Lake Tribal College, Due: Oct. 14, 2015

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POSITION TITLE: Dean of Students

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Dean of Students directs activities related to a comprehensive college-wide student services program. The Dean will coordinate all areas of responsibility to achieve the integration of all student services and academic organizations in accordance with the College’s Mission and Goals, and will develop mechanisms to ensure quality customer service to achieve student success. Under the general direction of the President, the Dean of Students provides leadership and administrative oversight for student services activities including: Student Recruitment and Retention, Registration, Orientation, Admissions and Retention, Student Government, Student Clubs, Counseling/Advising, Athletics, Disabled Students, TRIO, GED testing, and Financial Aid Programs. Directly responsible to ensure LLTC meets all the HLC recommendations /requirements in regards to Student Services. The Dean is also responsible for the fiscal management and human resource management related to student services and as such, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates student support staff to include student support staff development.
 
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred. Three-Five years of progressive / demonstrated experience in similar positions to include previous supervisory responsibilities, leadership and managerial skills, implementation and evaluation of policies and regulations, organizational management, team building, strategic planning, and organizational planning processes.
 
Visit our website at www.lltc.edu for more information.  Send LLTC application and resume to: Human Resources, Leech Lake Tribal College, 6945 Littlewolf Rd Cass Lake, MN 56633. Phone (218) 335-4261
 

Jobs – Several Positions for Doctoral Students in Education

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There are 5 job announcements targeted to education doctoral students below:

1. Postdoc Position: UC Davis School of Education. Please see the linked document outlining an open Postdoctoral Researcher position at the University of California at Davis School of Education.

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2. Job Announcement: Indiana University Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  Please see the linked advertisement for an open rank position in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Indiana University.

IU_Ed Leadership Faculty Search Description 2015

3. Job Announcement (2): University of Louisville. Please see the linked announcements for two positions at the University of Louisville. One for an Associate Professor and Program Director for P-12 Educational Policy, Leadership and Administration; the other for a Assistant Professor for P-12 Educational Policy, Leadership and Administration.

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4. Job Announcements (2): Vanderbilt University
Two Tenure Track Positions Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations. Please see below.

Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

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Tenure-Track, Open Rank Faculty Position in Education Policy and Organizations
Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in Education Policy and Organizations. We seek a scholar who studies how school organization and organizational structures impact classroom instruction, student and teacher outcomes, and school performance, including attention to inequality and impacts on traditionally disadvantaged or marginalized populations. We are interested in scholars who use an organizational perspective to examine early childhood or K-12 education and educational policies, and/or the pipeline from K-12 to postsecondary schooling. We welcome a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives, with a preference for researchers making use of mixed methods and/or survey research methods.

Candidates at the associate professor or professor level should have an established program of research and a record of accomplishment in securing external funding. Candidates at the assistant professor level should have a promising program of research that will lead to a high degree of scholarly output and a commitment to seeking external funding. All candidates should have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and an interest in working collaboratively with other faculty, students and staff.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in the department. The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department operates highly regarded graduate programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. The start date is August 2016.

Applications
Review of applications will begin October 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressing their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please send all application materials to: Tammy Eidson at tammy.eidson@vanderbilt.edu or 414 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. For inquiries about the position, please contact Jason A. Grissom, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at jason.grissom@vanderbilt.edu.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations visit the Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Higher Education Leadership and Policy
Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College
Nashville, Tennessee

The Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research agenda focused on the college student experience, broadly defined. We seek applicants whose work is grounded in the social sciences and who study the intersection of higher education institutions and students, and of the formal and informal policies, programs, and practices (whether at the organizational, state, or federal level) that contribute to both student success and failure in higher education. We welcome a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives and encourage candidates who research the academic, social, and/or economic outcomes of diverse student populations. Candidates must show evidence of a methodologically rigorous, original research agenda that will lead to a high degree of scholarly output. Successful candidates will also demonstrate potential for obtaining extramural funding and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will teach in the student affairs concentration in the higher education degree programs, as well as contribute to the other undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the department. The mission of the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations is to understand and improve the political, economic, organizational, and social contexts in which human learning takes place. The department operates highly regarded graduate programs in K-12, international, and higher education leadership and policy, as well as an undergraduate major in Human and Organizational Development. The start date is August 2016.

Applications
Review of applications will begin October 23, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit: a cover letter addressing their qualifications; curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information of three references. Indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Please send all application materials to: Tammy Eidson at tammy.eidson@vanderbilt.edu or 414 GPC, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37203. For inquiries about the position, please contact Christopher P. Loss, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair, at christopher.p.loss@vanderbilt.edu.

For information about the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations visit the Web site at http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/lpo/index.php.

Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

5. Job Announcement: University of Illinois at Chicago, Center for Urban Education Leadership.

The Center for Urban Education Leadership, within the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is launching a search for a full-time Visiting Research Specialist. The Center for Urban Education Leadership conducts research and policy work in urban school leadership, urban school improvement, and urban school leadership preparation and development.  The Center is connected with the UIC’s nationally-recognized Ed.D. program, which prepares transformational urban school leaders.

Online Posting: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=56185

New Publication – Growing Our Own: Indigenous Research, Scholars, and Education

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Growing Our Own: Indigenous Research, Scholars, and Education

The Alaska Native Studies Council (ANSC) held its first conference in the spring of 2013 in Anchorage, Alaska. The original plan called for a biennial conference, which would alternate between the various University of Alaska campus locations. Due to the success of the first conference at the University of Alaska Anchorage, it has become an annual event, and the University of Alaska Southeast hosted the 2014 conference. The theme of the second ANSC Conference was “Growing our Own: Indigenous Researchers, Scholars, and Education.” This theme was selected by the Conference Organizing Committee and was based on our mission and the interest of participants. The pre-conference symposia showcased Alaska Native artists sharing their works at the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau campus. The theme “Growing Our Own” was inspired by the work of leaders in the Indigenous education movement.

Recent Submissions

Job – Program Manager: Dogwood 2025 (revised), Due Aug. 21, 2015

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Title: Program Manager: Dogwood 2025 0.5 FTE
Position Details:
This is a leadership position designed to oversee various aspects of the exciting Dogwood
2025 Aboriginal Mentorship initiative. With a mandate to support Aboriginal learners,
Dogwood 2025 has been created with a single overarching goal: to ensure that graduation
rates among Aboriginal learners match or exceed those of the general school population
by the year 2025.
Responsibilities:
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
• Building on the development and implementation that has taken place (2013-
2015) of a training program for Aboriginal post-secondary mentors who will work
directly with Aboriginal learners at the elementary and secondary school levels
selected for the pilot within the Vancouver Board of Education.
• Liaising with colleges, universities, community agencies and Dogwood Board to
recruit mentors for the 2015/2016 school year
• Continuing to work with identified schools to develop and implement effective
programming beyond the initial phase of the pilot program
• Consider, and make recommendations to the Dogwood 25 Board, strategies for the
widening of the Dogwood 25 Initiative to all school districts in BC.
•Liaising with the Dogwood 25 Board of Directors/Steering Committee in order to
report on progress, recommend enhancements to the program, and develop
targets for use beyond the pilot phase.

Qualifications:
The successful applicant must:
• Possess a degree in post-secondary studies in education, or a related field focused
on Aboriginal youth and/or communities.
• Have experience in developing and/or implementing programs for Aboriginal
target audiences.
• Demonstrate successful leadership experience working with collaborative teams
in the development and implementation of special projects.
• Possess a teaching degree/ and have successful classroom experience.
The position is open to all applicants who possess the above qualifications.

The successful candidate will report to the Steering committee of the Dogwood 25
initiative. This position is an annual contracted position. As such, the successful
candidate will be an independent contractor and not an employee, agent or partner of the
Vancouver Board of Education. The annual rate of pay, inclusive of benefits, is in the
$300 per day range depending on the successful candidate’s level of experience and
qualifications.
The Province of British Columbia requires that a criminal records check be completed for
all persons who have unsupervised access to students, regardless of the capacity of that
employee/individual. Therefore, the candidate must comply with this requirement prior
to commencing any services.
This competition closes on August 21, 2015.
To apply for this position, please submit a current curriculum vitae along with a covering
letter to Dr. Sid Katz, Co-Chair of the Dogwood 25 Committee, at:
sid.katz@ubc.ca

Revised Dogwood 25 Coordinator job posting

Job – Corporate Director, Academic Education, Due: Aug. 17, 2015

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Corporate Director, Academic Education

Req# 39345

Vancouver, BC

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer – Research, the Corporate Director, Academic Education provides strategic leadership in advancing the education component of PHSA’s tripartite mission as an academic health science organization. The Corporate Director works in collaboration with agency-based educators to lead development of strategic plans, performance metrics, policies, platforms and processes aimed at coordinating student practice education across PHSA and achieving the goal of a high performance health workforce. The director works across disciplinary and institutional lines to facilitate an integrated approach to academic education with partners, including academic institutions, health authorities, research institutes and government. The Corporate Director represents PHSA in formal and informal cross-sectoral planning, and collaborates with PHSA enterprise-wide stakeholders to understand and meet student and organizational needs related to academic education.

Responsibilities

  • Leads development and implementation of strategic plans to foster student practice education improvement and innovation across the PHSA in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensures PHSA is in compliance with academic and regulatory requirements involving academic education. This includes provincial practice education guidelines addressing requirements such as student orientation and privacy/confidentiality/health/safety training.
  • Leads development, execution and ongoing management of academic affiliation agreements governing student placements across PHSA, and ensures optimal standardization and streamlining of such agreements.
  • Coordinates planning across disciplines and provincial networks to identify desired policy and practice outcomes, and to identify and implement system approaches that manage and optimize learning opportunities for health care students.
  • Collaborates with colleagues within IMITS, HSSBC, HIM and the Clinical and Systems Transformation project to ensure learner needs are identified, understood and met as PHSA undergoes clinical system transformation.
  • Leads further deployment and use of HSPNet, in collaboration with professional practice colleagues, to optimize automation of student practice placements within PHSA, and use of placement data to improve management of student practice education as a system.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in academic education and facilitates knowledge exchange/application by reviewing literature, attending relevant conferences/continuing education, and liaising with networks, external organizations, industry advisory groups and members of professional associations.
  • Leads project operation teams, working groups, and external contractors to achieve project goals and objectives, and fosters team and consensus building among relevant teams and working groups.
  • Provides leadership to staff by fostering an atmosphere which promotes and encourages employees to realize their maximum potential and encourages growth. Oversees human resource management. Conducts employee performance reviews and completes appraisals for staff. Recruits staff and supports managing labour relations issues such as discipline up to and including termination.

Qualifications

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s in Education (Adult Education, Education Leadership, or Education Administration), and a health professional qualification, plus a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively increasing responsibility in education, and applied educational research and knowledge exchange leadership roles.

Broad knowledge of the academic health mandate, including care, research, and education, as well as technology enabled models in education, financial management, and project management. Demonstrated experience in a decision making role within clinical practice environments including rural and urban settings. Demonstrated ability to bridge and facilitate linkages between research, decision-making, education and clinical practice communities. Demonstrated ability to advance strategic initiatives and manage projects and budgets in a timely manner and in an inter-professional, multi-program and multi-site environment. Exemplary collaborative leadership skills in working with others to identify issues, design creative solutions, follow-up with action and evaluate results. Demonstrated aptitude for progressive, innovative thinking. Ability to integrate and apply learning and education principles, and develop and deliver education programs in diverse health care settings. Superior interpersonal, communication, facilitation and leadership skills including the ability to negotiate with and influence others, both internal and external to the organization at various levels. Demonstrated ability to productively use spreadsheet, word processing, database, and project applications.

We invite you to apply by clicking the “Apply Online Now” button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.

Applications accepted until Monday August 17th, 2015 at 10:00 am.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Job – Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs – Memorial University. Due: July 17, 2015

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Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs – Memorial University Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Faculty of Education is searching for an Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs. The Associate Dean will play a leadership role in advancing teacher education, ensuring that it is at the forefront of the profession, and that it is meeting the changing needs of the local, provincial, national, and global society.  The successful applicant will have excellent organizational and communication skills, be innovative and be able to foster in others energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a desire to succeed. The candidate must have a doctorate in Education or a related discipline and possess a teaching and scholarship/research track record consistent with the level of associate or full professor.  The candidate will have experience in the education system and be familiar with provincial post-secondary programs. Administrative experience within a university or in other settings applicable to teacher education, as well as experience in positions involving external relationship building, would be considered an asset. Applications should be submitted by July 17, 2015. For more information on the position and how to apply please visit: http://www.mun.ca/educ/home/Ad_UG_Associate_Dean_2015.pdf.