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Open Rank Tenure Track Professor in Educational Leadership (Tenure Track)

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Application Procedure: Applicants must apply through the Santa Clara University Online Recruitment System. Please submit: a. Cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and experience, research plan, and experience working with diverse communities as well as school administration experience; b. Full academic Curriculum Vita; c. Examples of scholarship and; d. Names and contact information of three professional references. At least one reference should be able to speak to candidate’s teaching and/or scholarship. {Three letters of reference will automatically be solicited through the applicant portal system upon submitting your application.} Application documents can be submitted online at https://jobs.scu.edu/. Inquiries and nominations are welcome, and can be directed to Quintin Robinson, PhD., Search Committee Chair by e-mail (qrobinson@scu.edu).

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Open Rank Tenure Track Professor in Educational Leadership (Tenure Track)
Department, Program, Center Education
Specialty or Subdiscipline Educational Leadership
Requisition Number FAC000832
College or School School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Position Summary Information

Purpose

The Education Department, and the Educational Leadership program within it, has a racially and ethnically diverse faculty and student body, and a strong commitment to preparing educators who are devoted to responding to the needs of all children and families. The Educational Leadership program is experiencing substantial growth and investment from the university. Silicon Valley is an area of high levels of racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity and also high levels of economic inequality. We successfully prepare school and system-level leaders in the Silicon Valley with a strong focus on social justice, grounded in our Jesuit mission and values. Our graduates are prepared to address educational inequities and make a substantive difference in the educational experiences of all children in the Valley. We are seeking an established scholar-practitioner who will help raise the profile of our program and department, and who shares out mission and vision of education as a tool for social justice. The successful candidate will have opportunities for formal leadership in the educational leadership program and education department in the coming years.

The Department of Education invites applications for an Open Rank faculty position in the Educational Leadership Program. An earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or a related field is required. Preference will be given to senior level candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level with substantial university teaching experience; however, Assistant level candidates with relevant experience and ambitious scholarly agendas are encouraged to apply. We especially seek candidates with experiences working in diverse schools and communities as well as a successful track record of scholarship. The successful candidate will possess expertise in school leadership and improvement in TK-12 public, parochial or private schools and districts. The candidate is expected to work towards establishing community connections in an effort to link the department with surrounding districts, with a direct purpose of creating meaningful partnerships that unites the community with our mission of diversity, student development and social equity. The department has a strong commitment to increasing diversity awareness and furthering multicultural engagement among students, faculty and staff. Candidates are encouraged to address their professional interest and personal experiences relevant to achieving this goal in their application.

Salary Commesurate with experience. Employer will assist with relocation and housing costs. Benefits are consistent with a premium regional university.
Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate will satisfy all of the following requirements:

1. Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Education or related field.
2. Proven success or exceptional promise for accomplishment of scholarship.
3. Committed to the mission of the university with an emphasis on a just and sustainable world.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

1. Experience in diverse and under-served schools and communities
2. Evidence of successful college/university teaching and scholarship

Responsibilities

The department offers Preliminary and Clear California Administrative Services Credentials and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership to aspiring public, private and Catholic school leaders. Areas of teaching emphasis in Educational Leadership is open, depending upon the expertise and interests of the candidate but will need to include courses in the Administrative Services Credential. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, mentoring students and overseeing student culminating projects. In addition, faculty are expected to publish peer-reviewed scholarship in an area related to educational leadership.

Start Date 09/01/2018
Work Authorization

A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/21/2017
Close Date 05/01/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Procedure:
Applicants must apply through the Santa Clara University Online Recruitment System.
Please submit:

a. Cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and experience, research plan, and experience working with diverse communities as well as school administration experience;
b. Full academic Curriculum Vita;
c. Examples of scholarship and;
d. Names and contact information of three professional references. At least one reference should be able to speak to candidate’s teaching and/or scholarship. {Three letters of reference will automatically be solicited through the applicant portal system upon submitting your application.}

Application documents can be submitted online at https://jobs.scu.edu/. Inquiries and nominations are welcome, and can be directed to Quintin Robinson, PhD., Search Committee Chair by e-mail (qrobinson@scu.edu).

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Example of scholarship
Optional Documents