JOB: San Jose State University, Educational Leadership/Administration

San José State University
San Jose, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Educational Leadership/Administration
Connie L. Lurie College of Education
Job Opening ID (JOID): 14219
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

We are looking for a dynamic faculty member to work in the credential and masters’ program in educational administration and in a proposed independent doctoral program in educational leadership. In addition to working with master’s and doctoral candidates, responsibilities include research and collaboration with interdisciplinary teams in seeking extramural funding, and teaching in areas of expertise.

Qualifications: Required. The candidate must have an earned doctorate in Educational Administration or a related field. Potential for excellence in teaching, scholarly research, publications and grant writing for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. For appointment at the advanced rank, must have broad teaching experience, significant scholarly, professional and grant writing achievements. Applicants will have demonstrated an ability to work successfully with diverse student and community populations. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Preferred: Experience as a school leader in K-12 school settings. Experience in developing and teaching graduate level courses in the following: school and/or district leadership in reform and change efforts and school/university collaborations, school finance and/or law, digital media in educational leadership.

Responsibilities: Teach courses in educational administration and leadership; contribute to knowledge creation in the field of Educational Leadership through scholarship, publications and grant writing. Field supervision in educational settings. Chair and/or serve on masters’ and doctoral projects. Work collaboratively with members of the educational community. Serve on department and university committees, and contribute to program and curriculum development. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 20, 2012

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 15, 2011 to Chair, Dr. Noni Mendoza Reis. Please include Job Opening ID.

Department of Educational Leadership
219 Sweeney Hall
Connie L. Lurie College of Education
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0071

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (Pop. 945,942), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 29,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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