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Educational Leadership, Department of - Associate/Full Professor  « Position Deleted on 4/25/2012 »

Institution: Western Illinois University
Location: Macomb, IL
Category:
  • Faculty - Education - Edu. Admin & Leadership (study of)
Posted: 02/24/2012
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
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APPOINTMENT: Appointment will begin August 2012 or as negotiated.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in educational leadership or related field, a commitment to research and publication, public PK-12 school or school district leadership experience in the United States, and success in improving the processes of PK-12 teaching and learning at the building or district level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Progressive experience as a building principal and hold, or be eligible for, a valid and current administrative certificate endorsed for a principal position. Experience in directing and advising dissertation research in educational leadership, experience in teaching graduate courses in educational leadership, evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching, evidence of a developed or developing program of research and a record of refereed publications commensurate with academic rank. Evidence of a commitment to working collegially with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Scholarship and teaching addressing such domains as technology applications, collective bargaining, personnel, the superintendency, school law, school improvement, leadership, and development of research proposals.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach graduate courses in the educational leadership degree and certificate programs, supervise principal and superintendent interns, advise graduate students, supervise dissertation research, provide service to schools and the university, and engage in research and scholarly activities. Teaching assignments will be in a weekend academy format at the Macomb campus and the Quad Cities campus, and also via distance education. Office for this position is located at the Macomb campus.

RANK & SALARY: Associate or Full Professor. Rank is dependent upon scholarly record and experience in higher education. WIU offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Educational Leadership offers M.S.Ed., Ed.S., and Ed.D. degrees that lead toward principal and superintendent certification. We are seeking colleagues who are enthusiastic about preparing learning-centered educational leaders who will positively affect student achievement. The person appointed to this position will have the opportunity to contribute to the recognition of the Department of Educational Leadership at Western Illinois University as one of the premiere programs in the nation. The department website can be found at http://www.wiu.edu/edl.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 64 undergraduate and 36 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University's 615 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 16 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,235): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. The Quad Cities is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

APPLICATION: Send letter of application, vita, record of graduate work, a plan for further research and scholarly publications, and three references with current email addresses and phone numbers. Apply to: Dr. Bridget Sheng, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Educational Leadership, Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Please include your current e-mail address for correspondence.

Review of applications will begin on March 24, 2012, and continue until the positions are filled.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.