Association of Leadership Educators

Professional Leadership Position Listings

To share a new position or job opening, please contact ALE's Director of Member Services and Communication Brittany Adams-Pope at brittany.adamspope@louisville.eduPositions will remain posted for a maximum of 6 months (or until filled). 

Positions Available
Assistant/Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Leadership
Creighton University
(posted 2/2/16)

Job Description:

Creighton University, a Catholic Jesuit institution, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position within the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of the Graduate School, beginning July 1, 2016 (or as negotiated). Primary responsibility will include teaching courses for the Ed.D. program in Interdisciplinary Leadership and the Master's in Leadership, both programs that admit students from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to: government, military, education, health care, non-profit leadership, and business.  This position is located on campus in Omaha, Nebraska.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

As core faculty in year-round online doctoral and master's programs, the candidate will have documented leadership experience, a commitment to interdisciplinary education and research, experience with distance education/teaching, show evidence of outstanding classroom and/or online teaching, have experience with teaching and advising at the graduate level, and show evidence of work as a scholar-practitioner who can apply leadership theories in a variety of disciplinary settings. Job requirements include responsibility for teaching core and applied research course(s) as needed at the master's and doctoral levels, serving as a student advisor, chairing and supervising practica and dissertations, and ensuring continuity of the interdisciplinary approach, quality of program, program development, and continuation of the program by participating in committees and other assigned roles.                           


Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D., Ed.D., or other terminal degree and have a strong background of applied scholarly work and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The candidate will have at least 3-5 years of documented experience in a leadership position. 

Application Instructions:

 Submit letter of application, vita, three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching and research interests and leadership experience. Creighton University utilizes an online job application system. Please visit and select "Search Postings" on the left-hand menu. Then, search for this position through the drop-down menu for "Position Title." All application materials are submitted online. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.         

Disclosure Statement: This job summary is intended to describe the functions and nature of work performed by the people assigned to this classification. It is not intended to describe all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate.              

Creighton University is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Vets

Lecturer-Leadership Studies
Iowa State University
(posted 2/3/16)

Full Listing Found Here

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • This lecturer position will play a key role in the growing interdisciplinary Leadership Studies Program coordinated by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. The lecturer will teach leadership courses, advise undergraduate students, and advance student leadership education at Iowa State University.
  • Primary responsibilities for teaching and administration include: design, deliver and evaluate curriculum for courses in leadership studies; provide academic advising support to students enrolled in the Leadership Studies Program’s certificate and minor; and other duties as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit strong interpersonal skills, strong problem-solving skills, and an ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • The lecturer will be hired into an academic department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences based on education and disciplinary background. The nature of the 7/8 appointment is .75 FTE teaching (9 course credit hours per semester) and .125 FTE administration during the academic year (fall and spring semesters).

Required Education and Experience

  • Completed Ph.D. in leadership studies, higher education, college student development, or a related field by August 16, 2016;
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience at the college level;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in leadership studies, which may include, but is not limited to: principles of student development, scholarship of teaching and learning, pedagogical approaches to teaching leadership, instructional program development and technologies assessment, curriculum design, or student advising techniques.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in leadership studies, both in the classroom and online;
  • Additional expertise or experience in one or more of the following areas: gender and leadership, communication and leadership, study abroad, first-year student success, and/or distance education;
  • A record of presentations and publications in the fields of leadership studies or student engagement using either qualitative or quantitative methods;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and a solid understanding of and appreciation for cultural, ethnic and individual differences.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Vacancy” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to attach or enter the following:

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact information for three References including mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number

4) Description of Teaching Philosophy

Finalists may be asked to submit letters from three references.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Agricultural Education and Leadership
University of Missouri
(posted 1/7/16)

The University of Missouri seeks to fill a faculty position to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs in the Department of Agricultural Education and Leadership, Division of Applied Social Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Position responsibilities include: a) providing leadership for graduate programs (PhD and Masters) in Agricultural Education and Leadership, b) teaching graduate and potentially undergraduate courses in Agricultural Education and Leadership, c) conducting a focused program of research and scholarship relevant to Agricultural Education and Leadership, d) advising graduate and potentially undergraduate students, e) and providing service support – eg, serving on committees at multiple levels within the University, advising student organizations, and participating in outreach efforts.

The PhD program within Agricultural Education and Leadership emphasizes the development of agriculture teacher educators, leadership, educators, and Extension, nonformal and international development specialists. The emphasis of the Masters degree is on the professional development of persons working in or preparing to work in positions related to teaching, leadership or communication in agriculture, food and natural resources. The undergraduate degree program in Agricultural Education and Leadership involves two emphasis areas: Teacher Certification and Leadership. The Teacher Certification emphasis is designed to prepare students to become certified agriculture teachers. The Leadership emphasis is designed to prepare students for employment in training, communications, and human relations positions in agricultural businesses and organizations. The mission of the agricultural education and leadership program is to prepare outstanding agriculture, food and natural resource educators for leadership positions in the public and private sectors.

The Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) – one of six division in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natrual Resources -- includes faculty in Agricultural Education and Leadership, Science and Agricultural Journalism, Rural Sociology, and Agricultural and Applied Economics. The Division includes Extension faculty in Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR) or Community Development (CD), and is strongly aligned with CAFNR International Programs. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at MU is located in a major plant/animal research corridor, offering significant opportunity for collaboration. The University of Missouri also is home to the first School of Journalism which offers world class programs in new media as well as journalism and strategic communications, and offers joint programs with Science and Agricultural Journalism. Interdisciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged.


  • An earned doctorate in agricultural education and leadership, or closely related field.
  • Ability and interest to provide leadership to graduate programs.
  • Demonstrated research productivity and scholarship.
  • A record of outstanding teaching in a variety of areas such as research methods, teacher education, leadership development, agricultural communication, extension/nonformal education.
  • Commitment to a team approach with colleagues in the department and division.
  • Interpersonal skills that facilitate effective interaction with a variety of audiences and stakeholders.
  • Potential to secure extramural funding in support of a research and scholarship program.


Applications should include: letter of interest in the position, complete CV, research statement, and names of at least four professional references. Please visit to submit an application. Finalists will be requested to submit official transcripts.

Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Dr. Anna Ball

Chair, Search Committee – Agricultural Education & Leadership

127 Gentry Hall

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 ; 573-882-7451

The University of Missouri’s College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in the University of Missouri values statement - respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence ( In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are committed to 1) blending service with scholarship, 2) leaders, 3) good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds, and 4) flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA coordinator at (573)884-7278 (V/TTY).

MU makes available to applicants a security report of crimes that occurred on campus over the previous

three years. For a copy of this report, contact the University Police Department at (573) 882-5923 or access their web site at:

Assistant Professor in Leadership and Intercultural Communication

University of Florida
(posted 12/21/15)

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 75% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) and 25% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) available in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Duties will include (1) teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (on-campus and by distance) in global leadership and intercultural communication; (2) advising undergraduate and graduate students; (3) assisting with or coordinating one of the Department's undergraduate leadership academic programs; (4) planning and conducting a high quality, productive research program; and (5) contributing to the Department's overall goals in scholarship and research. Tenure will accrue in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication. The faculty member will actively participate in undergraduate education and graduate education by chairing and serving on graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing research results with his/her graduate students. The faculty member will actively seek contract and grant funding to support his/her program and engage in Extension activities in his or her program area. The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, publish teaching-related scholarship, produce learning tools, and engage in professional development activities related to teaching and advising. Faculty members are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international education. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty members are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas – teaching, research, and extension – regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description. 

The Department of Agricultural Education and Communication is a comprehensive academic unit in the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida and has diverse teaching, research, and extension education programs with 23 faculty members and 10 support personnel located on the Gainesville campus. An additional faculty member directs the department's off-campus undergraduate program in agricultural education at the UF/IFAS Plant City campus. The departmental web site at provides additional information. 

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications: A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in agricultural leadership or a closely related discipline is required. Background experience, expertise, and interests should support a teaching and research focus on global leadership and intercultural communication. Previous international travel/experience, broad international perspectives, and basic working proficiency in non-English language(s) are also required. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the land-grant system and demonstrate commitment to IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability. The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and extension and a proven ability to work effectively with professional colleagues, students, and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications: Coursework and/or professional experience in intercultural communication are desired.



Nominations are welcome. The name and address of the nominee(s) should be sent to the contact below. Please refer to Requisition # 495576. 

Dr. Tony Andenoro

Chair, Search and Screen Committee

University of Florida

Department of Agricultural Education and Communication

PO Box 110540

Gainesville, FL 32611-0540

Telephone: 352-294-1999

Facsimile: 352-392-0589

Electronic Mail:

Associate Director for Curricular Programs

East Carolina University
(posted 12/20/15)

The Office of Leadership & Service-Learning (LSL) is currently seeking applications for the Associate Director for Curricular Programs. Reporting to the Director of LSL, this position serves as the main point of contact for students, faculty, and community partners involved in service-learning courses and leadership initiatives in the curriculum. Supports student development through a series of service and leadership programs designed to assist students in fostering the skills, knowledge, competencies, and values necessary to become effective leaders and citizens. Works with LSL director to develop faculty involvement in service-learning and leadership education in the curriculum, and offers assistance with course development.

Serves as a primary liaison between campus and community-based organizations working to build transformative campus-community partnerships. Has oversight responsibility for service-learning course assessments and OrgSync database management. Strengthens existing partnerships through partner support, workshops, online modules, and partner gatherings. Responsibilities also include: communications & marketing, voter engagement initiatives, Williams leadership scholarship, Leadership Resource Team, and the ECU Leadership Institute. Participates fully in the activities of the LSL and in other duties or university committees as requested by the Director of LSL. Supervises an Assistant Director, graduate assistant, and some undergraduate student staff.

He/she will implement & practice student development theory as it relates to job responsibilities that promote the understanding of regional, state, national, and global issues. The Associate Director supports integrative learning experiences through effective planning, implementation and assessment of current initiatives and develops additional experiences that foster community engagement and responsible citizenship. Responsibilities on this position have a direct impact on the quality of students' educational experiences and interaction with their peers, as well as the campus community at large. Additionally, this position requires a strong knowledge of university budgetary practices, risk management, problem solving skills, and contract negotiation; independent decision making and critical thinking skills are necessary.

This position will work with faculty & community partners through individual consultations to establish appropriate service-learning sites for service-learning courses at ECU; Support faculty to ensure communication of logistics and relevant information on service-learning sites through in-class presentations and/or individual consultations with service-learning faculty members. Develop LSL's community partner selection process, including managing ongoing evaluation and assessment of partnerships; oversee development of Community Advisory Board. Assist with training faculty to integrate service-learning & leadership development into their courses, providing workshops, consultation, and access to regional and national conference opportunities. Assist with organization and implementation of Service-Learning Faculty Fellows program. Attend and participate fully in service-learning committee meetings. Work with Director to ensure appropriate recognition of service-learning faculty and community partners for their efforts on behalf of service-learning. Engage in ongoing professional development related to service-learning,

leadership education, community-campus partnerships, etc. Attend in-services, gatherings and meetings of the Division of Student Affairs and other professional development opportunities, especially those offered by Human Resources. Keep current with service-learning theory, methods and initiatives. Work as part of team to advance the mission of the LSL. Nights and/or weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's degree in related field required (education, higher education administration, college student personnel administration, leadership studies, or other relevant area of study)

• Minimum of five years of experience in a higher education setting

• Experience supervising and advising staff

• Experience developing and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with Student Affairs educators, community partner agencies, students, and faculty

• Experience working well with diverse groups, including experience with multicultural education

• Experience working with university students, particularly through the facilitation of structured reflection

• Excellent communication (written and verbal) and project management skills

Preferred Education and Experience:

• Experience coordinating civic engagement, service-learning, and/or leadership development programs

• Experience working with faculty to integrate service-learning in the curriculum

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information. Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Additional Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete a candidate profile or staff application online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. ECU application for vacancy #929874 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Director of the Office of Fellowships

Northwestern University
(posted 12/1/15)

Northwestern University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Director of the Office of Fellowships. 

Northwestern University is global in its scope, with 12 schools and colleges located on two campuses in Illinois (in Evanston and in Chicago) and one situated in Doha, Qatar. Ranked 13th among national universities by U.S. News, Northwestern has approximately 3,800 full‐time faculty. The University’s total enrollment is approximately 16,000, with undergraduates comprising just over half of that number.

Established in 1998, the Office of Fellowships encourages students to learn about and pursue national and international merit‐based awards that provide financial support for undergraduate, graduate, or post‐graduate study and research. It works closely with other university administrators, faculty, and staff who embolden students to develop their talents as they become engaged citizens of the world.

Since its founding, the Office has grown substantially in breadth, reach, and success. In academic year 2015, over 330 awards were made to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

The Director will lead an office that works to provide information to students at all levels about opportunities that advance their educational and intellectual aspirations. The Director will lead efforts to support and guide students through every step of the process as they prepare for success in national and international competitions for fellowships.

She or he will provide leadership for the Office in collaborating with other academic units such as the Office of Undergraduate Research, Office for Research, and Study Abroad. The Director will work to develop relationships across all the schools of the University, with many of their academic departments, and to build co‐curricular partnerships within the Division of Student Affairs, including the Northwestern Career Advancement Office and the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives. In addition, he or she will work to cultivate relationships with leaders of prestigious fellowships programs.

The new Director will be a collaborator and strategist with a deep understanding of the national and international landscape of student fellowships. The successful candidate will have significant prior experience working with competitive fellowships programs. She or he will have experience as a teacher and mentor at the university level, and will demonstrate exceptional writing and communication skills. He or she will have a proven track record of successful collaboration with a broad set of organizational leaders and constituents across units, departments, and centers. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.

The ideal Director will present evidence of a global perspective that transcends disciplinary boundaries and will have experience living and/or teaching abroad, preferably in a college or university setting. She or he will have strong team management and leadership experience in higher education and will be able to catalyze support and enthusiasm for advancing the educational mission of the Office.

Additional information about Northwestern is available at; information about the Office of Fellowships may be found at

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by no later than January 29, 2016. Candidates should provide a resume or curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the themes and responsibilities described in this position description.

Application materials may be submitted at

Inquiries and nominations may be submitted to

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected

classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Department Chair, Community & Leadership Development, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment
University of Kentucky
(posted 11/30/15)

The Department of Community and Leadership Development (CLD) invites applications for the position of Department Chair.


The Department Chair is expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in all departmental efforts associated with teaching, research and Extension programs. This is a 12-month appointment. Responsibilities include promoting the academic success of students; shared administration of undergraduate and graduate programs; recruitment, mentoring, and evaluation of faculty; management of budget and departmental resources; planning, assessment and reporting; and maintenance of accreditation for instructional programs. The Department Chair is expected to guide the vision and the operational management of the Department to advance and grow its mission areas – research, Extension, and undergraduate and graduate education. As the lead academic officer for the Department, a Chair’s term is six years with possibility of renewal. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE). The Chair represents the Department on the College leadership team, and is an advocate for the Department with College and University administration.


Applicants must be a full professor, hold a Ph.D. in a social science discipline, and meet qualifications for tenure in the department. Candidates should have a strong commitment to strengthening the synergy within a multi-disciplinary environment and the land grant mission of teaching, research, Extension, and service at a Research I institution. The ideal applicant has administrative experience and/or evidence of potential for effective administration and communication; a national reputation for excellence in research, teaching and/or Extension; and strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.


The CLD Department is a process-focused multi-disciplinary department that includes professionals in community education, communications, development and leadership, sociology, and agriculture education. CLD seeks to play a leading role in CAFE’s efforts to meet the changing needs and trends in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, which is reflected in the department’s mission “…to strengthen the capacities of individuals, organizations and communities to act on their shared visions and challenges.” The department’s undergraduate and graduate programs encourage innovative community engagement and service-based learning. Its research and Extension programming focuses on community and organizational development, community communications, agricultural education, leadership, social justice, youth development and rural/urban issues. The Department of Community & Leadership Development was created in 2002, and has 18 faculty and 5 support staff. The Department supports about 200 undergraduate CLD and Agriculture Education majors, along with 60 graduate students. For more information about the University of Kentucky and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, please see and The departmental website is For information about living in Lexington, please see and


Applicants should provide a cover letter that includes a statement of leadership philosophy and a vision for the department, a CV, and a reference page that includes contact information for five references. All material should be addressed to the search committee and submitted to by January 15, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is found.

For questions please contact:

Dr. Leigh Maynard, Search Committee Chair

Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment


The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity organization and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Associate Director, Student Leadership & Engagement, Office of the Dean of Students
Wake Forest University
(posted 11/30/15)


The Associate Director of Student Leadership and Engagement will work with the Office of Student Engagement team to advance the mission and vision of the University by initiating, facilitating, and assessing a comprehensive program that promotes leadership development within individual and organizational engagement opportunities. The Associate Director will be charged with creation and assessment of leadership initiatives coming out of the Office of Student Engagement. Special emphasis will be focused on leadership opportunities that support harm reduction within the social environment around high-risk issues.

Essential Functions:

  • ·       Oversee, assess and enhance leadership initiatives such as Carpe Deacon, CHARGE and the Women’s Leadership Symposium.
  • ·       Develop, implement and evaluate various organizational and leadership development initiatives to ensure leadership opportunities for any Wake Forest student.
  • ·       Facilitate an organizational development process by creating a system in which student organizations can access resources, tools and support to enhance formal and informal leadership.
  • ·       Assist with the continued development of the Expectations for Excellence, fraternity and sorority organizational assessment.
  • ·       Implement a structure in which all student organizational needs and growth areas can be assessed and analyzed on an annual basis.
  • ·       Develop and facilitate leadership initiatives that incorporate concepts of intersectionality, diversity and privilege.
  • ·       Create opportunities for positive leadership practices that reduce harms associated with alcohol/drug use, sexual violence, hazing, and eating disorders.
  • ·       Create, implement and evaluate competency based student organization advisor trainings.
  • ·       Implement an assessment strategy focused on measuring student learning outcomes and generating data which will facilitate a data-driven decision making process.
  • ·       Facilitate student engagement and mentorship opportunities.
  • ·       Develop and maintain resources and systems which promote student involvement.
  • ·       Develop peer led training curricula and opportunities for leadership laboratories based on the Wake Forest Leadership Pyramid.

Other Functions:

  • ·       Serve as a member of the Student Engagement Leadership Team.
  • ·       Serve on a variety of committees within the department, the Division of Campus Life and the university community.
  • ·       Participate in all department professional activities.

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • ·        Master’s degree strongly preferred and five plus years of experience in Student Affairs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • ·        Ability to effectively work with a broad spectrum of students, faculty and staff
  • Knowledge of student learning theory assessment processes and procedures
  • Experience developing and facilitating initiatives that emphasize multiculturalism and inclusion
  • Understanding of relevant leadership theories; such as the Leadership Identity Development Model, Servant Leadership, the Social Change Model and Transformational Leadership
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision on a variety of complex tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and proactively problem-solve
  • Knowledge of and a professional commitment to learning about student development and effective higher education administration practices
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills, with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software
  • Knowledge and understanding of academic cultures, rules, and regulations; including knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  • ·        Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and coordination of cross-cultural/diversity programs.
  • ·        Knowledge of and a professional commitment to student development and effective higher education administration practices.


  • ·       This position reports to the Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement.
  • ·       May supervise a graduate assistant for leadership development.
  • ·       Coordinates budget development and departmental spending to ensure fiscal responsibility
  • ·       Works with minimal supervision.


This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

Wake Forest University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment for individuals with disabilities. 

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development-Youth Leadership and Civic Engagement
North Dakota State University
(posted 10-6-15)

Position: Full-time

Salary: Commensurate with
qualifications and experience

Benefits: include retirement
plan and full coverage for family
health insurance

Location: Fargo, ND

Position Information

This position will be part of a team committed to delivering a high-quality North Dakota 4-H Youth Development
program. This position provides leadership for educational programming related to youth leadership and civic
engagement working collaboratively with Extension specialists, Extension agents, faculty, industry stakeholders,
adult volunteers and youth.

This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position with the NDSU Extension Service. The position reports to the
Chair, Center for 4-H Youth Development located in the College of Human Development and Education.

This position includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
• Provide state-wide leadership for youth leadership and civic engagement learning opportunities. This includes
the content areas of leadership and personal development, youth in governance, communication, and engaging
youth to serve their community. The opportunities will be done in collaboration with colleagues, adult volunteers,
teaching and research faculty, youth, community partners and other stakeholders. They will be delivered through
county, state, regional and national networks.
• Provide oversight for and serve as lead advisor to the North Dakota 4-H Ambassador program, a group of youth
age 16-22 from across the state who support the North Dakota 4-H program. These youth serve in leadership
roles that enhance the county and state 4-H program; promote educational opportunities to older youth; assist
with planning and conducting the state youth conference; and support other 4-H events and programs.
• Support other 4-H Youth Development program efforts which include serving in a lead role for a select number of
North Dakota 4-H program events and activities to be determined.
• Provide culturally relevant educational programs directed at state needs on issues relating to youth leadership
and civic engagement.
• Review opportunities for external support through grants, contracts and special projects to determine
appropriateness for the North Dakota 4-H program. Write, manage and fulfill requirements for those secured.
Work collaboratively with other states and organizations.
• Develop and sustain strong ties to leaders in the fields and disciplines that contribute to positive youth
development and youth leadership, and civic engagement through cooperation and collaboration with collegiate
departments, faculty, regional and national entities, and others who are potential resources for applied work in
these areas.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree with significant course work in a discipline or program related to youth development, education
or a related field to youth development and Extension work.
• Prior experience in educational settings (formal or non-formal).
• Basic understanding of the Cooperative Extension System and the land-grant university.
• Demonstrated good interpersonal skills, including effective oral, written and listening communication skills, to
teach and interact effectively with a variety of audiences including youth, Extension staff, faculty and stakeholders.
• Demonstrated experience effectively using established and emerging technology as it relates to youth
development programming.
• Demonstrated ability to write, manage and fulfill grant, contract and special project requirements.
• Demonstrated experience working with minimal supervision, including prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines
and to perform some weekend and evening work as required.
• Possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

• Ph.D. in a closely related field.
• Five or more years of professional experience designing, conducting and evaluating educational programs for
youth and adults.
• Successful experience working with land-grant University and Extension programs.
• Applied scholarly interest in positive youth development and experiential education related to the duties of
this position.
• Record of successful partnerships at community, state and/or national levels.

To apply:
• create an account
• search for opening #1500354
• create and submit your application when prompted

Screening will begin October 28, 2015

Direct Questions to: Brad Cogdill, Search Committee Chair, 701-231-7253,

Assistant/Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community & Organizational Leadership
 Ohio State University
(posted 9-28-15)

Assistant/Associate Professor
Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership
The Ohio State University
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) - Department of Extension

Primary role is to provide overall leadership for developing and implementing a comprehensive and balanced teaching and applied research agenda for Community & Organizational Leadership within the Department of Extension in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University. Specific duties: work collaboratively with OSU Extension team members as well as with cross-disciplinary departments and colleges; function as a consultant to address statewide issues; provide unbiased research-based alternatives; evaluate/respond to large scale statewide needs vs. individual requests; and secure resources (grants, contracts, user fees). The faculty member will have faculty status within the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (.20 FTE appointment).

• Doctoral degree with at least one degree or with a strong background in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Leadership, or related
• Strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations
• Leadership ability and strong teaching and subject matter expertise in Community & Organizational Leadership
• Also requires travel throughout the state
• Preferred qualifications – knowledge/experience with Extension, experience developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams, experience in mentoring members of underrepresented groups

Required application materials:
• Cover letter
• Statement addressing experience in community and organizational leadership and how you can help us achieve our goals
• Curriculum vitae
• Three references

Deadline is 11/1/2015. Send application materials as a combined pdf to: Becky Nesbitt at
For complete information, visit:

The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Professor (open rank), National Security Affairs-Leadership Studies focus
U.S. Naval War College
(posted 9-28-15)

Join the faculty of one of the nation’s largest and most vibrant graduate teaching departments in the interdisciplinary field of national and international security studies. The Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College seeks to fill a full-time vacancy beginning no later than July 2016. We invite applications from highly qualified candidates who are interested in teaching within the resident master degree programs of the world’s oldest graduate institution of professional military education. We are a blended faculty of scholars and practitioners providing graduate professional education to motivated students comprising mid-career military and civilian national security professionals from the United States and more than sixty partner countries who we are preparing as the senior national security leaders of tomorrow.

Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. that is directly relevant for one of the following areas: 1) international relations and regional security studies; 2) foreign policy analysis and U.S. foreign policy; or, 3) leadership studies. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with scholarly or professional expertise that enables them to teach, research, and contribute to curriculum development in at least two or more of these areas. We are especially interested in augmenting existing departmental expertise in leadership studies within the national security context. Additional desirable qualifications include: relevant applied professional experience such as in government or international organizations; demonstrated teaching excellence (preferably at the graduate level); a scholarly record that demonstrates significant future potential for research and publication; and, a demonstrated commitment to collegiality and an interdisciplinary ethos. Ph.D. candidates who are very near completion are welcome to apply if they otherwise possess extremely strong qualifications, for example extensive relevant professional experience, but such applications will be considered only with compelling evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed by July 2016. 

Specific responsibilities include: teaching within two distinctive common core survey courses in contemporary security studies; developing common core curricula including individual class sessions; developing and teaching elective courses; active professional contribution including through research and publication; and, college service. Normal teaching load is 2/2/0 based on a 10-month trimester system. This involves teaching up to two seminar sections (11-16 students) in each of the fall and the winter trimesters, with a spring trimester and summer inter-sessional period devoted primarily to research, curriculum development, and college service. All positions are 12-month and full-time on an initial multi-year appointment that is renewable on an ongoing basis. Rank at time of appointment is commensurate to qualifications. Salary is competitive for all ranks and is accompanied by a generous federal civil service package of health, retirement, vacation, sick leave, and other benefits. The college is a non-tenure granting institution but has established a long record of extremely high levels of faculty renewal and retention.

The U.S. Naval War College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award a Master of Arts Degree in Defense and Strategic Studies and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and also by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to award certification in Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 & 2.

Applications will be accepted until October 25, 2015 and must include the following: 1) a detailed cover letter specifying the academic rank being applied for and addressing all of the qualifications noted above; 2) a CV; and, 3) prior teaching evaluations (if available). In addition, applicants for assistant or associate rank must arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately, while senior-level applicants may instead provide a list of three references. If you have current or previous military service, please also indicate military ranks and dates of service.

Applications referencing VA#NSA-15-14 should be submitted by email to Signed letters of reference may also be sent by referees to this address as email attachments as the preferred method, or they may also be mailed to:

Department of National Security Affairs

U.S. Naval War College

Conolly Hall, Suite 318

686 Cushing Road

Newport, RI 02841-1207

Attn: Jill Marion

Please direct any questions to Prof. David Cooper, NSA Department Chair, at The U.S. Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Director, Leadership & Service Learning
East Carolina University
(posted 9-22-15)

The Office for Leadership and Service-Learning encourages, supports, and shapes a culture of civic responsibility through the use of leadership education and experiential learning, empowering leaders to make positive impacts on campus and in their communities. In partnership with local, regional, and international communities, we seek to foster an environment where individuals learn about themselves and their community, take action through service, and advocate for lasting social change. The Office for Leadership and Service-Learning is supported by the Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL) unit within East Carolina University's Division of Student Affairs. SIL enhances the educational experience for all students by helping to build a sense of campus community through a wide variety of programs and services for individuals and student groups. Through a broad range of co-curricular, cultural, educational, recreational, and social programs, SIL supports the university's commitments of student success, public service, and regional transformation. The unit is composed of five departments: Student Activities and Organizations, Greek Life, Leadership and Service-Learning, Intercultural Affairs, and Student Centers. 

Working as a member of a team, this position supports student development through a series of service and leadership programs designed to assist students in fostering the skills, knowledge, competencies, and values necessary to become effective leaders and citizens. The programs offer students basic skills training as well as opportunities for personal growth, networking, and capacity building that provide a foundation for ethical action and commitment throughout their lives. 

Responsibilities may include: ECU Elite Pirates, community partnerships, service-learning course support, Williams Leadership Scholarship, Jarvis Living-Learning Community, Alternative Break Experiences, Chancellor's Student Leadership Academy, Leadership Resource Team, LeaderShape© and the ECU Leadership Institute. This position reports to the Associate Director of Leadership and Service-Learning. Supervises a Graduate Assistant and student staff. 

This is a professional position with responsibilities having a direct impact on the quality of students' educational experiences and interaction with their peers, as well as the campus community at large. Additionally, this position requires a strong knowledge of university budgetary practices, risk management, problem solving skills, and contract negotiation; independent decision-making and critical thinking skills are necessary. 

Other duties: 
--Engage in individual and group advising to help students achieve more effective social, personal, professional, and educational development. 
--Advise students on university policies and procedures. 
--Serve on various Student Affairs and university wide committees. 
--Provide on-site coordination and supervision during programs/events. 
--Develop evaluation instruments and prepare summative reports for each program. 
--Recruit faculty and staff from across campus to assist in program development, staff selection, and facilitation. 
--Assist with design of publications, website, and other marketing materials in collaboration with Associate Director. 
--Engage in ongoing professional development related to leadership development, civic learning and community engagement, student development theory and best practices, etc. 
--Work as part of a team to advance the mission of the Office for Leadership and Service-Learning.   

Minimum Qualifications 
Master's degree in related field required (education, higher education administration, leadership education, college student personnel administration, or other relevant area of study). 

Minimum of two years relevant experience in higher education setting working directly with students. 

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in a theoretical foundation in the principles and practices of leadership development theory. 

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple priorities, and the willingness to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations. 

Ability to develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with community agencies, students, campus colleagues, and faculty. 

Strong technical background in social media would be an asset for the successful candidate. 

Ability/willingness to work some nights/weekends; commitment to teamwork and collaboration. 

Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Tarleton State University
(posted 9-22-15)

Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) since 1917, is a vibrant learning community offering 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees within five colleges—agricultural and environmental sciences, business administration, education, liberal and fine arts, and science and technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (COAES) stands at the heart of the institutional mission and tradition. Enrolling approximately 1,600 students, COAES has the second largest enrollment of its kind in Texas and ranks third nationally among non-land grant universities. Tarleton’s graduates have a reputation for high performance and for contributions to their professions in agriculture, agribusiness, education, and human sciences. The main campus is located in Stephenville, a friendly community of 17,000, an hour southwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, surrounded by rolling hills and the prairie plains of West Central Texas.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will provide strategic leadership for the academic departments of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences, Animal Science and Veterinary Technology, and Wildlife, Sustainability and Ecosystems Sciences, as well as the College Farm. This is a time of transition as agricultural theory and practice continues to evolve, propelling the integration of greater research and science into the curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Dean will provide strong planning and management, vision, and support to programs and personnel emphasizing collegiality, integration, and collaboration across all dimensions of the College and broader University. Encouraging a culture of academic excellence emphasizing high academic standards; excellent teaching, faculty and student scholarship; continuous quality improvement; and data driven decision-making is a key priority. The Dean will design and implement strategy to enhance the academic profile of the College and strengthen enrollment while concurrently ensuring applied learning experiences for students are integrated into every academic program. Additional duties and responsibilities include: building an advancement program focused on the cultivation and acquisition of resources for continuous development and improvement of the College; managing College budgets, personnel, and natural, technological, and physical resources; ensuring compliance with TAMUS and Tarleton policies and regulations; advocating for student, faculty, staff, and intellectual diversity; and initiating industry and school district linkages that will assist in curriculum development and career opportunities for graduates. Periodic teaching in one’s academic discipline will be balanced with leadership and administrative responsibilities as needs and schedules allow. This is a 12-month, administrative appointment with opportunity for academic tenure. Anticipated start date is July of 2016.

Applicants must hold a terminal degree in a discipline housed in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have achieved earned academic rank, and possess a record of sustained scholarship or creative activity. Additional required qualifications include: a demonstrated record of successful administrative leadership; outstanding written and verbal communication skills; and a reputation as an accessible and decisive leader, effective in managing change, facilitating conflict resolution, and fostering a spirit of innovation and collaboration among faculty as well as other campus, community, industry, and governmental/educational/non-profit partners. Evidence of leadership in strategic planning, academic program review, assessment of student learning outcomes, and program or regional accreditation processes is desired. Experience in academic fundraising and the procurement of extramural grants; record of accomplishment, including awards for excellence in teaching; and a well-articulated understanding of the relationship between teaching, service, and scholarship activities will also be important considerations in the selection of the next Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at under the link Current Searches. Inquiries or nominations may be directed to Valerie Szymkowicz at

SJG – The Spelman & Johnson Group

Tarleton State University – Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Valerie B. Szymkowicz, Senior Associate

Visit Tarleton State University’s website at

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Department Head, Organizational Leadership
Robert Morris University
(posted 8-31-15)

About Robert Morris University:
Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable, private, masters-level institutions in Pennsylvania.

Robert Morris University seeks faculty candidates who will exemplify the teacher-scholar model in the following academic discipline.

Department Head, Organizational Leadership.
This administrator with faculty status position will be responsible for establishing and successfully carrying out departmental plans that are consistent with the school and the University. In coordination with the dean of the school, department members, adjunct professors, and staff, the department head will establish measurable goals and conduct outcomes assessments in the following areas: faculty development, student advising, student achievement, curriculum development and evaluation, credit hour productivity (as measured by the total number of full-time faculty members assigned to the department), student majors, intellectual contribution and/or research output, and operating costs.

An earned doctorate in Organizational Leadership or a related field, a publication record sufficient to merit the rank of associate professor or professor in the academic department, and a record of success in teaching, research, or grant proposal writing and professional service is required.

Competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vitae and list of three academic and/or professional references via email to: or Robert Morris University, 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 15108, c/o , AnnMarie LeBlanc, Dean.

For more information on RMU, please visit:
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At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origins, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds.

We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world.

Assistant Professor, Agricultural Leadership
California State University, Fresno
(posted 8-17-15)

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect and ethical behavior, please visit:

·        Available for Academic Year: 2016/2017.

·        Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian   American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

·        Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.

·        Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.

Position Summary:

The Department of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track 9 month position with a 12 month assignment as an Assistant Professor in Agricultural Leadership. The new faculty member will work in conjunction with the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Dean’s office to develop a college-wide student leadership program consisting of, but not limited to: leadership courses, an academic certificate program, leadership training for student organizations, and professional development for faculty to assist in developing effective student leaders. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, advise students and student organizations, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Additionally, assistance with the annual FFA field day, state FFA convention, and service on department, college, and/or university committees is expected.


The Agricultural Education and Communication program consists of approximately 150 undergraduate majors pursuing degree options in agricultural teacher preparation or agricultural communication. Additionally, there are 15-25 postbaccalaureate students pursuing their secondary agriculture teaching credentials. The undergraduate program is designed to prepare students for careers as secondary agriculture teachers, leaders in the agricultural industry, and agricultural communication specialists that are greatly needed in agriculture and its related industries. The academic program is enhanced through practical experience provided at the university’s 1,000 acre agricultural laboratory consisting of crop and livestock production units, dairy and food processing facilities, meats laboratory, winery, and farm market. The department is extremely proud of its outstanding faculty and the quality students it prepares as demonstrated by the success of its alumni.

Required Education:

An earned doctorate in Agricultural Leadership, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Communication, or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/15/2016).

Required Experience:

1) Effective undergraduate and/or graduate teaching (teaching experience as a graduate assistant is acceptable); 2) demonstrated knowledge and ability to conduct applied research; and 3) the ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Experience with the development and/or direction of leadership academies, institutes, or certification programs; 2) experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate leadership, agricultural education, and/or agricultural communication courses; 3) a documented record of applied research and publications; 4) experience presenting leadership development workshops, trainings, and/or team building sessions; 5) experience advising undergraduate and/or graduate students, and student organizations; 6) interaction with students, colleagues, industry stakeholders, government agencies, media, and the general public; and 7) success seeking and securing extramural funding. 

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.  To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing the required experience and preferred qualifications listed above; 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) list of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit 1) three current letters of recommendation and 2) official transcripts. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Steven Rocca, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Education; 2415 E. San Ramon Avenue, MS AS75; Fresno, CA 93740-8033; Phone: 559.278.5088; E-mail:

Other Requirements:

A link to the Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

Background Check:

Necessary background investigations will be completed depending on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A conditional offer may be made based on the results of these verification.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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