Assistant /Associate Professor, School of Leadership & Professional Studies

Western Kentucky University

United States

January 17, 2022

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Assistant /Associate Professor, School of Leadership & Professional Studies

Category: Faculty Department: School of Leadership & Professional Studies Locations: Bowling Green, KY Posted: Nov 19, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 997385 Position ID: 139674

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About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,567 students (29% first generation, 17% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,600 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. Our population is ethnically diverse, with more than 85 languages spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.

Job Description:

WKU seeks a full-time tenure-eligible, faculty position (open rank) for the Organizational Leadership program housed in the School of Leadership and Professional Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the program, conduct and publish research in the discipline, work with and advise students, audit and support professional development for part-time and adjunct faculty, and present at professional conferences in areas that support the program mission, vision and values as well as recruitment and retention efforts. The successful candidate will be expected to support the School's priority of advancing student success through service and teaching university learning course sections.

Courses are taught through a variety of modalities including fully online, hybrid, face-to-face, and on-demand. All faculty are required to maintain an on-campus presence via office hours and participation on department, college and university committees as assigned.

Additionally, the position will serve as coordinator of the Organizational Leadership program. As coordinator, the successful candidate will supervise all day-to-day operations of the program, including scheduling and staffing of courses; supervision of adjunct faculty, graduate assistants, and other staff; program marketing and recruitment; program assessment and improvement; and other duties as assigned by the department head. Program coordinator responsibilities will be compensated through course load reduction, stipend, extended 11-month contract, or some combination to be negotiated with the department head.

Any candidate seeking rank at the level of associate or professor will need to demonstrate academic activities commensurate with the requirements outlined in the department promotion and tenure policy.

Requirements:

  • A PhD from a regionally accredited university in Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Leadership Studies or a related discipline with substantial coursework (18+ hours) in field. EdD may be considered.
  • Demonstrated successful experience successfully leading an organization.
  • Demonstrated substantial teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct and publish peer-reviewed research in the discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum assessment, development and design.
  • Additional Information:

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

    Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at joshua.hayes@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

    The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender- based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at deborah.wilkins@wku.edu or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s https: // www. wku.edu/titleix/ website.

    Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: https:// www. wku.edu/atwku/academics.php

    Application Instructions:

    The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by January 17, 2022, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

    You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

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