Professor (Open Rank) and Director, Educational Leadership Studies
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Tenure Status Professional Practice NT
Rank Administrative Faculty
Term Length 12 Months
Terminal one year contract No
Position Status Full Time
Position Title Professor (Open Rank) and Director, Educational Leadership
Campus Chicago, IL -18 S. Michigan Ave
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This position will be expected to teach at multiple campuses and online, and
will be based at our Wheeling or Chicago Campus.
The National College of Education (NCE) at National Louis University (NLU)
seeks a dynamic educator with demonstrated expertise in educational leadership
to join its Educational Leadership faculty as Director of Educational
Leadership Studies programs. This is a full-time 12-month administrative
faculty position, Professional Practice track, rank commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
NLU's graduate programs in educational leadership include:
Programs serving PK-12 educators: M.Ed./Ed.S and Ed.D. in Educational
Leadership (leading to IL principal and superintendent endorsements
respectively), and Teacher Leader endorsement and M.Ed./Ed.S.
Programs serving postsecondary educators: Ed.D. in Higher Education
Educational Leadership programs are offered using a combination of modality
and methods, in a weekend executive models suited for working educators who
seek to advance their careers. We currently seek a leader to oversee all
Educational Leadership Studies programs within the National College of
Education, and to coordinate closely with other doctoral and advanced
programs, as well as initial teacher preparation. The Director is the lead
administrative and academic advocate for programs in Educational Leadership
Studies, and works closely with the chair of each individual program to ensure
the highest levels of academic excellence, fiscal integrity, student success,
and faculty support. Racial justice and equity in education are a primary
focus of all NCE programs. The ability to drive the University's diversity,
equity and inclusion goals through its educational leadership programs will be
a priority focus of the successful applicant.
We are seeking a proven scholar and practitioner with extensive understanding
of the contemporary educational leadership field. The ideal candidate will
combine demonstrated experience/knowledge of PK-12 education and higher
education institutions, structures and systems. This position spans
development and implementation of programs and curricula for the preparation
of prospective principals and superintendents and higher education officials,
and other educational leaders.
WHO WE ARE
NLU's National College of Education understands that developing educators
and preparing leaders to serve in PK-12,higher education and other educational
settings as teachers and school leaders is a calling, a commitment, and a
career. Our unique style of partnership with students at all levels—from new
teacher preparation to advanced professional programs to doctoral
degrees—guides all we do as we create today's teachers and tomorrow's leaders.
Our programs are designed with the needs of our students in mind. Graduates
frequently commend the National College of Education's top-quality professors,
convenient locations, flexible course offerings and affordability. Most of
all, the commitment to “real world” progressive education is unparalleled. NCE
graduates make a difference. Our educators are found in approximately 40% of
Illinois public schools and 75% of Chicago Public Schools, collectively
impacting the lives of more than 60,000 students each year.
At NCE, our commitment to learning includes ourselves. We are constantly re-
examining our programs, curricula, instructional practices and student
supports to best address the needs of today's educators.
WHO YOU ARE
Anaccomplished educator with demonstrated leadership experience in public
or private learning communities, including leading roles in PK-12 and/or
higher education settings.
An earnest advocate for diversity, equity, and Inclusion as intrinsic
attributes of the student-centered learning communities you have led and
An experienced change leader who has successfully guided schools,
districts and/or postsecondary education programs through systemic change,
continuous improvements, and/or accreditation review processes.
A data-driven systems thinker and academic administrator with
organizational competencies in planning, designing, implementing,
marketing, and evaluating academic programs.
A thought-leader with a scholarly mindset and resourcefulness to support
advancement of our faculty's research, assessment, and evaluation agendas.
A collaborative educational partner who connects collegiality with
internal and external stakeholders in schools, districts, and
postsecondary institutions to strengthen reciprocal connections among
An experienced educator attracted to university program leadership as a
new career step and a new level of positive influence on American
You are deeply motivated by a desire to work in a learning community that
is preparing the next generation of life-changing leaders.
How to model and support program excellence.
How to design and implement graduate certificates and degree programs that
foster leadership knowledge, skills, and dispositions in educators.
How to reinforce a collaborative model of program design that is grounded
in field needs and draws upon current research to inform program delivery
How to use your knowledge of the educational leadership field to continue
to build innovative programs to meet the needs of today's leaders..You
will support our degree candidates as they become research practitioners.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Provide program leadership, management and administrative oversight to NCE
educational leadership studies programs, including faculty and adjunct
faculty workload management, curriculum, assessment, scheduling, and
Lead Educational Leadership Studies program development, management and
partnership coordination, including working collaboratively with external
stakeholders to ensure program design meets employer needs.
Contribute to curriculum development and program improvement by
collaborating with faculty in program and unit level evaluation, to
develop program reports, assessment protocols, and cross-disciplinary
Serve as a coach, mentor and instructional leader for a high-performing
unit of experienced college faculty, leading the continuous improvement of
evidence- based instructional effectiveness, curriculum development by
faculty teams, the conduct of formative, growth-oriented faculty
performance review processes and the supportive professional growth of our
faculty as teachers and researchers.
Support faculty scholarship and development, and engage in active program
of scholarship related to areas of expertise. Provide oversight as
appropriate to faculty teaching success, advising and student supports.
Teach educational leadership courses at the M.Ed. and Ed.D. levels and
supervise dissertation research by doctoral candidates in leadership-
Oversee faculty supervision of graduate internship experiences.
Advocate for effective use of digital learning technologies including D2L
and other University supported technology platforms.
Support university marketing and enrollment management processes.
Engage in the learning-community life of National Louis University through
engagement in meetings, committees, professional development, and
collaborative projects with faculty and staff.
Fulfill other faculty duties in Research & Scholarship, Service,
Professional Development & Engagement domains.
Application closing deadline of October 31, 2022
Roll will be based out of the NLU Wheeling (IL) or Chicago Campus, and
will require some flexibility to teach/visit all of our Chicagoland campuses
depending on need.
National Louis University ( NLU) is looking to honor its past while
defining a bold new future as a contemporary, comprehensive university that
prepares diverse students for sustained professional success with a deep
commitment to Access, Excellence, Innovation and Equity. The university is
focused on inspiring and empowering all learners to be leaders ready to
address tomorrow's challenges in the context of increasing global
urbanization. NLU is dedicated to providing a career-building, life-changing
education that is accessible to all students. The University offers 80 +
programs within its five colleges: National College of Education, Kendall
College of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management, Undergraduate College,
College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Business and
Information Technology. The University serves over 9,700 students per year and
has experienced unprecedented growth in its undergraduate programming. Most
students are from Illinois, but the University also attracts students from
throughout the U.S. and from around the world who take advantage of campus
based, blended and online programming.
Founded in 1886, National Louis University is a private not-for-profit
university offering programs through the doctoral level. NLU is also
classified as an Engaged Institution by the Carnegie Foundation and has been
named as a top ten institution by Money Magazine where its alumni believe they
are making the world “a better place.” The University has had more Golden
Apple Award winners among its graduates in teacher preparation than any
institution across the state. The University has a deep commitment to
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is among the top 25 most diverse national
universities according to U.S. News and World Report (2019). The University
has received more than $80 million in funding for applied research projects in
urban development, childhood development, school improvement, and teacher
preparation. NLU recognized as a national leader in closing the post-secondary
completion through its innovative approach to undergraduate education.
NLU is located in the center of Chicago's downtown loop, across the street
from the Art Institute, in an area which has been recognized as America's
largest campus with over 25 institutions and 50,000 students attending a
college across the city. In addition, the University has several suburban
locations and a Florida regional campus.
Procedure for Candidacy
National Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Access/Equal
Opportunity Employer dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity
among its students, faculty and staff. NLU is committed to fostering a diverse
and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to
Candidate review will begin immediately and will continue until the position
The successful candidate will:
Possess an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, or a related field,
with experience in conducting applied research in
classrooms/school/district settings, and higher education teaching
experience commensurate with rank.
Have at least three-five years of leadership experience in education
settings.Preference is extended for possession of a supervisory, principal
and/or superintendent's endorsement.
Document a professional history of progressive leadership responsibilities
and attainment of institutional goals.
Model excellence in teaching with a strong foundation in improving the
climate of the school; analyzing complex social, economic, political, and
other factors in contemporary problems facing schools; selecting,
implementing, and evaluating initiatives.
Demonstrate experience and skill in both face-to-face and online teaching
with adult learners.
Posting Number FAC271
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary
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Documents Needed to Apply
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
Letter of Recommendation 3
Internal Posting Form (Internal Applicants Only)
Other (Licenses, Certifications, Etc.)