Visiting Professor of Educational Leadership
Willamette University - Salem, OR

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Position Summary

The Graduate School of Education at Willamette University is seeking a candidate for a visiting professorship in Educational Leadership. This is a full-time, 10.5 month position starting August 2013. The position may be renewed annually up to three years. Salary range is $55,000 to $63,000.

Capitalizing on the graduate schools at Willamette and our close proximity to the state capital, we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute efforts aimed at developing advanced programs focusing on educational reform, law, finance, and policy.

Teach courses in the graduate Initial and Continuing Administrative Licensure programs in face-to-face and distance learning formats including evenings and weekends; work with others to enhance and potentially expand advanced programs; establish and maintain liaisons with administrators, educators, school systems, and educational organizations for collaborative programs; assist in recruiting students; participate in program assessment; and provide service and leadership to the college and profession at the local, state, and national levels.

Additional Information/About the Department

The Graduate School of Education: The Willamette University Graduate School of Education prepares educators to transform knowledge into action. Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in vibrant partnerships with local schools. Programs informed by inquiry and collaboration support the development of educational leaders who advocate for all learners.

The Graduate School of Education offers the Master of Arts in Teaching in full-time (10 month) and extended (18 month) formats. Both models prepare candidates for an initial teaching license in early childhood, elementary, middle level, and/or secondary education. Additionally, the GSE offers a Master of Education degree; endorsements in ESOL , special education, reading, and administration; and a Writing program. GSE programs are based on a framework of professional inquiry and are designed around commitments to high quality professional knowledge, cultural competence, collaboration, and advocacy. The programs in the Graduate School of Education are NCATE accredited.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, Willamette University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in educational leadership or a related field with evidence of significant study and expertise in educational leadership; a record of successful teaching at the PK-12 level; a record of successful administrative experience in PK-12 schools.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching in higher education and/or professional development settings; experience in online or distance education; high level of cultural competence including understanding of the significance and implications of changing demographics in education; expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative analysis of data for school improvement, research design, and methodology; demonstrated knowledge of national and state trends and agendas in educational change and improvement; commitment to school/district based partnerships; experience with accreditation at district and university levels; and demonstrated ability to actively engage in program development, refinement, and delivery.

Special Instructions

Thank you for considering an academic position within Willamette University (WU). Please note that you will need to create an account in order to apply, if this is your first time applying online with WU.

The following materials will need to be uploaded as part of your online application:

  • Letter of application specifying qualifications for the position and a teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One sample of professional or scholarly writing
  • Contact information for five references including at least one from a PK-12 setting as part of the online application.
  • Unofficial transcripts (uploaded as one file, up to 9MB)
Please contact Kristen Iseri, . with any inquiries.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Position subject to budget approval.

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