Assistant/Associate Professor Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education College of Education
University of Northern Iowa
POSITION: A tenure track, nine-month appointment with possibility for summer teaching is available starting August 2014.
RANK/SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include TIAA-CREF and IPERS retirement plans, group life insurance, disability, medical, and dental insurance.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in educational leadership or related field; ABD considered if complete by 8-1-14; recent successful experience as school/educational administrator; evidence of providing leadership and professional development for teachers that supports student achievement; evidence of commitment to mentoring future educational leaders; evidence of successful PK-12 experience; and strong understanding of PK-12 and postsecondary educational systems required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate-level teaching experience in the educational leadership field; public policy experience related to education; school leadership experience with urban and/or diverse populations; experience and comfort with multiple roles of distance instruction; and evidence of and potential for scholarly activity and leadership service to schools preferred. Seek candidates with experience in urban and/or diverse settings who will promote equity, social justice, diversity and a global perspective and embed these concepts in our leadership programs. Candidates with a research interest and expertise in multicultural education, social justice and culturally responsive pedagogy would add rich perspectives and learning to the current program.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities will include teaching educational leadership courses in principalship and superintendency programs; supervising student internships; service on doctoral dissertation committees; collaboration on program curricula development; and scholarship that benefits students, educators, and school systems. Educational Leadership faculty advise approximately 25-30 students; direct student research papers/dissertations; conduct conferences, workshops, and seminars; work collaboratively within a program unit; and are professionally involved at the university, local, state, regional, and national levels.
DEPARTMENT: The department offers both a Master’s degree in principalship and an Advanced Studies Certificate for principal licensure in Iowa. In addition, the program offers an Advanced Studies Certificate for superintendent licensure in Iowa as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA and COMMUNITY: The University of Northern Iowa provides a high quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.
One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards and is ranked second in the “Best Regional Universities (Midwest)” category for public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook.
The university’s size -- just more than 12,000 students -- allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. With more than 40 major buildings on 940 acres, the campus can still be crossed in an easy 15-minute walk.
Experiential learning opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, student teaching, international study programs, community service and cooperative education create a classroom connection with real-world experience. A rigorous liberal arts curriculum equips students with a broad understanding and knowledge of how to apply and acquire new information throughout life.
Activities on campus are plentiful for both students and the community. The university offers a full calendar of fine and performing arts events offered by music and theatre students, many of which take place in the acoustically outstanding Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center. The GBPAC also hosts numerous national touring acts as part of its artist series. Panther athletics sponsors 15 varsity intercollegiate sports, six men's programs and nine women's programs. For more information, visit www.uni.edu.
CEDAR FALLS: UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational and entertainment opportunities. The metropolitan community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 165, 000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community with a variety of cultural opportunities located about 300 miles from Chicago, 200 miles from Minneapolis and 120 miles from Des Moines. For more information, visit www.cedarfalls.com.
APPLICATIONS: Application received by February 3, 2014 will be given full consideration.
The department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans. Pre-employment background checks are required. The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu.
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