The Department of Education at North Central College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Coordinator of our grant funded Leadership Academy in the Educational Leadership program beginning August 1, 2021. This is a full-time faculty position as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Education and had has administrative responsibilities as the Coordinator of the Leadership Academy. As coordinator of the Leadership Academy, the successful candidate has the opportunity to impact educational leaders, especially in-service building administrators, in diversity, equity, and inclusion; social and emotional learning; and cultures of character.
In 2018, North Central was awarded a significant grant by the Kern Family Foundation to integrate initiatives in character development for school leaders, teachers, and others interested in cultures of character. Under the direction of the Department Chair/Director of Education Graduate Studies, the successful candidate will teach in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program and oversee a high-quality Leadership Academy based in cultures of character and SEL. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly regarded program in educational leadership. (Note: this position does not contribute to nor affect standing with Illinois Teachers Retirement System.)
A terminal degree is strongly preferred. Applicants must demonstrate a history of recent success in school leadership along with dedication to teaching and scholarship. Illinois licensure and experience as a building principal is required.
North Central College values diversity and is committed to social justice, equity and inclusiveness. Experience working with diverse student populations and communities will be weighed in the candidate's favor.
Select responsibilities include:
Spearhead the Leadership Academy as defined by the Kern Family Foundation grant to promote infusion of cultures of character in PK-12 schools and as implemented by North Central College
Teach assigned graduate courses in the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program
Commit to professional development and review of resources related to virtue ethics, character education, and related initiatives presented through association with the Kern Family Foundation and their network
Work with program personnel to revise and refine content for the marketing and promotion of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program and the newly designed Leadership Academy
Facilitate the application, screening, and interviewing process for Leadership Academy coaches and awardees
Facilitate onboarding for academy coaches, orienting them to expectations
Facilitate speakers, content, and programming for launch of training sessions for coaches and interested administrators
Monitor progress of coaching relationships and fulfillment of requirements
Mentor coaches and provide professional development and resources to support efforts across educational communities
Support development and assessment of mini-grant projects proposed by principals at the end of their first year in the academy
Evaluate project efficacy and continual improvement to meet educational objectives
Manage the tracking and collection of project outcomes and data on effectiveness and growth
Lead planning for the Cultures of Character Leadership Academy Annual Convening to launch in 2023
Though this position is grant-funded and a visiting line, the successful candidate is expected to actively participate in other grant and departmental activities.
Founded in 1861, North Central College is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of about 3000 students, located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville. The college is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money Magazine. For more information, please visit: http://www.noctrl.edu. North Central College is an EEO Employer.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation in an electronic format to https://northcentralcollege.peopleadmin.com/postings/8346 . For further information, please email Dr. Bruce Spitzer, Chair, Department of Education, at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Internal Number: 8346
About North Central College
North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts institution of 3000 students located 28 miles west of Chicago in Naperville, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. For information about the College, please visit the website at https://www.northcentralcollege.edu.