Faculty of Education Western University – Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Leadership
Assistant or Associate Professor in Educational Leadership The Faculty of Education, Western University, invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (probationary) or Associate Professor (probationary or tenured, if qualifications and experience warrant), in the area of Educational Leadership. This position will be effective July 1, 2014. We seek outstanding candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service and a demonstrated ability to engage with and contribute to relevant local, national, and international communities. The successful candidate will supervise graduate students in the area of educational leadership and administration; play leadership roles in short-term professional development programs for school and system-level leaders; and serve on faculty and university committees. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in regular classroom settings, online, and/or in blended formats at both the graduate and pre-service levels. We seek a strong and ethical colleague with an excellent command of the foundational literature and a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas of study: leadership theory; decision-making theory; organizational theory; change theory; values and motivation; education finance; education law; student assessment policies; philosophy of inquiry; or program evaluation. Expertise and experience in Indigenous educational leadership would be an asset. Responsibilities: • Teach educational leadership courses in the M.Ed., M.P.E., Ph.D., and Ed.D. programs; • Work collaboratively with school districts and other partners in the development of professional programs; • Offer courses in areas of expertise to pre-service students; • Advise and supervise graduate students; • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support rigorous programs of study; • Maintain a strong research and publication program and consistently seek appropriate external funding; • Contribute to a collegial and lively scholarly environment. Required Qualifications: • An earned doctorate in educational leadership or educational administration; • A record of active research in educational leadership or educational administration; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • A demonstrated record of teaching excellence; Preferred Qualifications: • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to programming and partnerships in Indigenous education • Successful experience as a teacher and administrator in K-12 settings; • Experience in developing effective collaborations within and/or linked to schools and/or post-secondary institutions. The Faculty of Education at Western University is a dynamic, forward looking Faculty poised for significant growth in several strategic areas including educational leadership. The Faculty offers exciting opportunities for innovative research and teaching and encourages community outreach. The Faculty supports fundamental and applied research in education and provides high quality programming at the initial teacher education and graduate levels. In 2012-13, there are approximately 700 students in the initial teacher education program, 400 in M.Ed. programs, 80 in Ph.D. programs, and 4000 registrants in continuing education courses. More information on the Faculty of Education can be obtained at http://www.edu.uwo.ca/. Interested candidates should submit an application package that includes a letter of application specifying qualifications for the position; a teaching portfolio which includes a teaching philosophy, a statement of teaching interests and evidence of successful teaching experiences such as course evaluations; a description of research accomplishments and plans for future research; an up-to-date curriculum vitae; and the names of three referees along with their contact information to: Dr. Vicki Schwean, Dean Faculty of Education Western University 1137 Western Road London, Ontario N6G 1G7 Telephone: (519) 661-2080 Fax: (519) 850-2377 Please ensure that the form available at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf is completed and included in your application submission. Electronic applications may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Review of applications will begin after February 28, 2014 and, subject to budgetary approval, will continue until the positions are filled. This position is subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.