Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Administration (2 Positions)

Spokane, Washington, United States

Job description

The Department of Educational Leadership and Administration (DELA) in the School of Education at Gonzaga University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2018. Expertise in the areas of K-12 school leadership, online course development, and delivery are required. The faculty member is expected to instruct and advise graduate level students in face-to-face and/or online course environments in one or more of the following degree programs:

  • Cohort-based Master of Education degree in Canada (Alberta & British Columbia) or the United States
  • Online Master of Arts degree
  • Hybrid Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree

The degree programs in DELA are designed for working professionals who desire to be educational leaders in their schools and districts. The focus is on linking theory and research to professional practice so as to develop individual capacity for school leadership. Course assignments require candidates to apply their learning in order to critically analyze problems and respond to real-world issues in their professional work.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ed.D or Ph.D in an area of Education applicable to the programs offered
  • At least 5 years of experience as a K-12 administrator with demonstrated effectiveness
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in the development and instruction of online courses
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in leading peers on a project on a long-term basis as part of shared leadership for a program and school
  • Commitment to Gonzaga’s mission as a Catholic, Jesuit institution, especially to social justice within the context of K-12 and graduate education
  • Ability to travel internationally

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Gonzaga College started in 1881 with $936 in hard silver dollars. It bought Gonzaga’s founder, Father Joseph Cataldo, S.J., 320 acres of land and water, what people then referred to as “the old piece of gravel near the falls.” Six years later, the College officially opened the doors of its only building for “young Scholastics, whose ambition it is to become priests.” Exclusively for boys, the College was under the charge of the Jesuit priests. Enrollment for the 1887-88 academic year was 18 boys and young men. Today, it is known as Gonzaga University, a private, four-year institution of higher education. More than 105 buildings dot the 131-acre campus overlooking the Spokane River. Students include both women and men, who can enroll in a multitude of undergraduate or graduate programs. Enrollment for the 2009-10 academic year was 7,837 students. A constant throughout the years is Gonzaga’s educational philosophy, based on the centuries-old Ignatian model of educating the whole person – mind, body and spirit. At Gonzaga, students discover how to integrate science and art, faith and reason, action and contemplation. "Cura personalis," or care for the individual, is our guiding theme.