Professional Leadership Position Listings

The following reflect recent position listings that impact the field of Leadership Education.  To post a position please contact our Director of Member Services and Communication at  Positions will remain posted for a maximum of 6 months (or until filled). 

Positions Available Assistant/Associate Professor, Leadership & Organizational Studies
Wright State University, Fairborn, OH
(posted 1-25-15)

Department of Leadership Studies, College of Education & Human Services

Job Purpose: To teach graduate level courses in the Leadership Development Master and Organizational Studies doctoral programs, mentor, supervise, and advise doctoral students; serve as a member or chair on thesis and dissertation committees; engage in scholarly research related to the field of leadership and organizational studies; serve on department, college, and university committees as appropriate; assist in planning and supporting student recruitment and alumni relations efforts; and work collaboratively with colleagues and in the region on efforts to support these programs.

Essential Function: Teaching  40%

  • ·         Preparation for teaching assigned classes in leadership, organizational theory, research, concentrations or special topics depending on expertise
  • ·         Coordinate guest speakers or field activities with Department Chair,  Program Coordinator, and Program Director
  • ·         Track class membership, post grades and complete change of grade requests through WingsExpress
  • ·         Post course materials and communicate with students through Wings Express and the WSU Learning Management System
  • ·         Teach classes as scheduled during daytime, evening, weekend, or web-enhanced
  • ·         Serve on thesis and dissertation committees
  • ·         Communicate promptly with department staff regarding class scheduling, book orders, and program meetings
  • ·         Participate in program team meetings and curricular initiatives
  • ·         Meet with class or have contact with students during scheduled Final Exam Timeblock
  • ·         Submit course syllabi and hold office hours as required
  • ·         Work with Department Chair and Program Director to make timely curricular improvements or changes in courses.
  • ·         Participate in professional development opportunities

 Essential Function: Scholarship 30%

  • ·         Pursue an established scholarly research agenda related to leadership & organizational studies
  • ·         Conduct research and publish results in peer-reviewed journals and other professional venues
  • ·         Seek and secure external funding through grant applications with assistance from college and university support services
  • ·         Participate in professional organizations
  • ·         Present work at professional conferences

Essential Function: Service 30%

  • ·         Serve on department, college, and university committees
  • ·         Participate in recruitment, orientations and special events
  • ·         Advise and mentor students
  • ·         Participate in alumni relations special events
  • ·         Work collaboratively with the LDR and doctoral program teams, and university colleagues


Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate with dissertation in organizational studies, leadership or related field; documented record of successful and progressive organizational leadership experience; active involvement in one or more professional associations; college teaching experience; and the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate. The Associate Professor level requires a record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional conferences/venues, successful college teaching experience, and curriculum development experience in addition to the requirements above.

Preferred Qualifications: Program leadership, program development, faculty supervision, budget responsibilities, policy development, student recruitment, and thesis/dissertation supervision.                                                                                                                                                 

To apply, go to by March 20, 2015, for first consideration. An AA/EO Employer.

Head, Department of Youth Development & Agricultural Education
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
(posted 12-18-14)

The Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education at Purdue University invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head.

Qualifications: The head will collaborate closely with faculty and staff to set strategic priorities; allocate resources; and advocate for the department within the university, state, nation and internationally. An appreciation of interdisciplinary work, mentoring and professional development, and an ability to inspire collaboration are critical.  Strong communication and decision-making skills are required, as are administrative leadership experience and appreciation for the land-grant mission. Candidates must be eligible for tenure at the rank of professor and hold a doctoral (or equivalent) degree in education, communication, or other social/biological/physical sciences field with expertise in learning and/or communication in the context of agriculture, food or the environment.

Department and College: YDAE is an interdisciplinary department with undergraduate programs in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communication and a graduate program focused on learning and communication in the context of agriculture. The department is an integral part of the Purdue College of Agriculture, one of the leading colleges of agricultural, food, life and natural resource sciences, and ranked eighth globally in the 2014 QS World University Rankings.

Applications: Screening of applicants will begin February 15, 2015, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Nominations for the position are welcome.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

See for full position description and application procedures.

Manager of Operations and Experiential Learning
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
(posted 12-2-14)

Manager of Operations and Experiential Learning/CU-Boulder

The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) is a highly selective leadership development program for undergraduate students at CU-Boulder. The Manager of Operations and Experiential Learning oversees, develops, and coordinates all programming and experiential learning components of the program. PLC’s experiential learning elements are distinguishing hallmarks of the program. 

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of professional experience with progressively higher levels of responsibility with at least two years of demonstrated leadership experience. Experience in leadership programming applicable to university undergraduates, academic programing, undergraduate academic advising, and academic and experience leadership development preferred.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

For more information and to apply, please see our job posting at:

Special Director for International Programs, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
University of Hawai'i, Manoa, HI
(posted 11-3-14)

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The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources is seeking candidates for the following position:

Associate/Full Professor and Special Director for International Programs (Position #84910)

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa offers many unique opportunities as a result of our history, location, diverse ecosystems and population. UH-Mānoa was established in 1907 as the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts under the terms of U.S. land grant legislation. In 1912, the College was moved to the base of the Ko’olau mountain range in the picturesque Mānoa Valley and just minutes from Waikiki; university status was achieved in 1920. Now, UH-Mānoa is one of 10 campuses across six Hawai‘i an Islands. UH-Mānoa is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University producing “very high” research activity, with extramural funding averaging $333 million per year over the past five years.

UH-Mānoa has deep roots in agriculture and the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) is the cornerstone for teaching, research, and extension in this field. From food production systems to maintaining families, and conserving natural resources and working landscapes, CTAHR fulfills the land grant mission. CTAHR’s location in the tropics, as well as its proximity to other island nations and Pacific Rim countries allows CTAHR to serve as a model and provides many international opportunities to develop and grow our programs, our students, and global communities.

Associate/Full Professor and Special Director for International Programs

Provide leadership for the development of effective international programs in food, agriculture, human and natural resource education, research and extension in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.

The complete position announcement can be viewed at:

For best consideration, all application materials should be received by January 9, 2015.

Part-time Teaching Faculty  
City University of Seattle, Seattle, WA
(posted 10-30-14)

Part-time Teaching Faculty at CityU have three key responsibilities:

  1. Striving for excellence in teaching and learning,
  2. Fostering student development, and
  3. Maintaining currency in their profession.

Course Description: LDRD606 - Leadership Theories and Analysis: This course explores seminal and contemporary leadership theories and the requirements of doctoral-level academic writing.  Emphasis is placed on identifying appropriate scholarly sources, analyzing sources, integrating sources with one’s own experience to explain and defend positions, and presenting all in an intentional, structured, manner.  This course is writing intensive. Students will complete this course with a knowledge of 10 theories of leadership and a clear understanding writing expectations at the doctoral level.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree is required.
  • Professional experience in a related field is required.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented system, deal effectively with professional staff, other part-time faculty, adult and culturally diverse students.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, staff members and Faculty/Program Coordinator.
  • Ability to effectively present information in writing and orally to students, staff, faculty and university management.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Online and internet experience and access required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Blackboard Academic Suite with templated course content.
  • Experience in higher education setting with a diverse, global audience.
  • Experience with developmental writers and developmental writing classes or labs.
  • Instructional experience in research.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide a learning experience that links application with formal learning and adult learning theory.

Salary Information: The Part-time Teaching Faculty salary is based on the level of course (graduate, undergraduate, doctoral) and the number of course credits (1-5).

Application Instructions:  City University of Seattle accepts applications through this online process only. For consideration, please submit a complete application packet.  A complete application is one that includes:

  • Application
  • Cover letter (Please include information about your qualitative and/or quantitative research experience.)
  • Resume

Chair and Professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication 
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
(posted 10-27-14)

 We are now seeking applicants for the position of Chair and Professor, Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, University of Florida.

Dr. Al Wysocki, Associate Dean, is chairing the search committee (

The official posting is available at:

Leadership Development Faculty, US Office of Personnel Management
Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, VA
(posted 10-19-14)

The   Federal   Executive Institute (FEI), an elite education Institution for public-sector, executive development, seeks to fill multiple full-time faculty positions for a temporary not-to-exceed three year appointment. FEI, under the US Office of Personnel Management, is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and provides executive-level education to senior executives in public service.

 As a faculty member, you will:

  • Research, design and teach graduate-level courses;
  • Facilitate leadership teams;
  • Design,  lead  and  deliver  leadership  programs  for  Federal agencies;
  • Coordinate FEI programs of various types;
  • Consult with agencies on leadership, performance-management, strategic planning, and related topics;
  • Provide leadership within FEI through such means as chairing committees and serving on work groups.

Desired   candidates   will   have   a   terminal   degree   from   an accredited  institution or  equivalent  background  in a  relevant discipline.  Relevant disciplines include (1) leadership theory and practice, (2) organizational design or (3) global/ international/ inter-cultural studies. Candidates should also have personal experience in developing/educating senior leaders. This experience might include instruction, organizational design or development  consulting; client  needs  assessment,  intervention delivery, executive brainstorming/creativity workshops, executive coaching, strategic planning and/or global leadership.  FEI is particularly interested in candidates with experience in executive leadership development and education and/or practical experience in leadership theory, organizational design and/or international/ intercultural studies. Experience working with Senior Federal executives or in the public sector is also highly desired. FEI seeks self-motivated learners who are comfortable working in a collegial setting, using a wide range of adult learning methods.

 Applications must be received by November 15, 2014. To apply please visit:

USAJOBS:  and reference vacancy announcement number 15-004-LMW-FM.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Community Leadership
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
(posted 10-19-14)

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POSITION DESCRIPTION, COLLABORATIONS AND FACILITIES: The faculty member will engage in advancing the community leadership curriculum in the ACEL Department by demonstrating excellence in teaching, research, and service. He/she will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that support the community leadership major, the leadership studies minor and other ACEL emphases. The successful candidate will provide dynamic leadership for interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship. Academic and career advising is expected. The incumbent is expected to interact closely with all components of the ACEL Department and targeted partners in the CFAES. The incumbent will also be expected to seek internal and external research support funds from government, industry, and other sources. Areas of research related to the department mission include: (1) an examination ofaspects to build vibrant, resilient communities that encourage youth and adults to become future members and leaders of the community, (2) the development of mechanisms to evaluate the capacity of a local community to lead positive change, and identify the factors that exert significant influence on change processes and outcomes, and (3) the design and testing of models for increasing civic engagement in local communities and for increasing the social capital of local communities. Excellent scholarship is clearly expected. The teaching component of this position includes mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and the delivery of instruction in multiple conveyances.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ph.D. in community leadership development or closely related field; excellent written and oral communication skills. Evidence of leadership experience in communities. An expressed interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching excellence. Experiences with academic and career advisement is essential.  Demonstrated research expertise in an area that complements community leadership is necessary. Applicants need to provide evidence of their ability to secure extramural funding from private and public sources as well as evidence of scholarly ability and productivity.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Community leadership program development and implementation experience. Expertise in teaching graduate level courses in research methods, data analysis, and data interpretation.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Review of applications will begin after December 1, 2014. Applicants must submit a complete curriculum vitae; copies of academic transcripts; copies of a maximum of three relevant publications; and statement of research interests and approach to teaching community leadership. Applicants must also provide contact information for three professional references.

For more information or questions regarding the position contact:  Dr. Bob Birkenholz, Search Committee Chair, at (614) 292-8921 and via email, or Department Chair, Dr. Gary Straquadine, at (614) 292-6909 or via email at

Assistant Lecturer, Agricultural Leadership and Development
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
(posted 10-1-14)

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Position Available: January 1, 2015 or as negotiated.

Position Description- Assistant Lecturer, non-tenure-track position with responsibilities in teaching Agricultural Leadership and Development courses, both face-to-face and online, in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University. Appointment is for a 12-month position with potential for annual reappointment pending satisfactory performance and funding.

Major Duties and Responsibilities- The key person will (1) teach four undergraduate courses each long semester and two undergraduate courses each summer; (2) support the Leadership work group; (3) demonstrate excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service; and (4) perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications- Earned master’s degree in leadership or closely related field by the start date. Depth of knowledge within the field of leadership and previous teaching and/or training experience are required. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned doctorate by the start date and with relevant professional or industry experience and teaching and/or training experience in higher education settings.

Salary and Benefits- Competitive with peer universities and commensurate with qualifications and experience

Applicants must complete a faculty application online at and submit a cover letter, transcripts, a curriculum vitae/résumé, a list of three references, and an educational philosophy as attachments to the online application. Applications not completed through the online application system will not be accepted. Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Direct inquiries to:

Lori Moore, Search Advisory Committee Chair, ALEC Department, 2116 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2116,

Farley Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership
Washburn University, Topeka, KS
(posted 9-29-14)

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Washburn University seeks a dynamic and innovative educator to serve as the inaugural Farley Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership. The Farley Professor has great opportunity and responsibility in providing vision and energy to a campus-wide focus on ethics and leadership. This vision will be achieved through efforts in both the curricular and co-curricular facets of the institution and will require creative thinking, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. The Farley Visiting Professor of Ethics and Leadership reports to the Director of the Leadership Institute and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and will focus programmatic efforts within the Leadership Institute, but also in other academic units across campus. This is a non-tenure track, 12 month, academic appointment beginning July 2015 with possible annual renewal for up to 2 additional years.

Curricular Responsibilities:

-Teach university ethics courses (including 1-2 sections of LE200: Ethical Responsibilities of Leadership per academic semester with opportunity to support ethics courses in other departments)

-Investigate additional curricular opportunities for ethics education throughout campus (i.e. independent studies, special topics courses, additional course development)

-Serve as a resource relating to the ethics undergraduate student learning outcome goal at Washburn University

Programmatic Responsibilities:

-Develop, facilitate, and assess outcomes of seminars, workshops, speakers and special events (including Fink Professor of Leadership opportunities) related to ethics and leadership across campus

-Conduct outreach efforts to Washburn University programs to support education in ethics and leadership (i.e., meet with student organizations, create student visits to local organizations, etc.)

-Provide guidance related to ethics education in the co-curriculum (both within the Leadership Institute and across campus) through involvement on campus committees

-Develop partnerships with community and campus constituents and provide opportunities for learning related to ethical leadership within the Topeka, Shawnee County and Northeast Kansas communities

-Seek opportunities with Washburn University and Washburn Tech departments as well as local businesses and government entities to apply and conduct research on ethics knowledge, applications, and outcomes.

-Depending on qualifications, the individual may receive joint appointment within an academic department for the appointment period

-Other duties as assigned by the Director and/or the VPAA


Required: Master’s degree with two years teaching and administrative experience in higher education. Demonstrated ability to teach and administer educational programming at the University level.

Preferred: Earned Doctorate. Five years of administrative experience in a higher education setting in areas such as community outreach or administration of a speaker series. Interdisciplinary background with focus in areas such as Philosophy, Law, Health Sciences, Arts & Sciences, Business or Industry. More than two years of full-time teaching experience at the post-secondary level involving leadership theory and literature.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Submit a curriculum vitae/resume, letter of interest including vision for campus development of ethical leadership education and names/titles/phone numbers of five professional references to Gayle Davis, Sr. Administrative Assistant (Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS, 66621), preferably in PDF format, at

Application review begins October 20, 2014 and continues until position is filled.

Direct questions to Dr. Michael Gleason, Director of the Leadership Institute, at Additional information about the Leadership Institute can be found at The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Washburn University is an EOE.

Open and Multiple Ranks (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor of National Security Affairs
U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI
(posted 9-11-14)

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A Ph.D. is required in a relevant discipline for at least 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.
Beyond this minimum qualification, strong consideration will be given to candidates with scholarly or professional expertise that enables them to teach, research, and contribute to curriculum development in broad aspects two or more of these areas. Additional desirable qualifications include: relevant applied professional experience such as in government or international organizations; teaching experience that demonstrates consistent teaching excellence (ideally in the context of graduate-level professional education); a scholarly record that demonstrates significant future potential for a robust agenda of research and publication in relevant scholarly or policy areas; and, a commitment to collegiality and an interdisciplinary ethos.

Specific responsibilities for this position include: teaching modules within two core curriculum survey courses in contemporary security studies; developing core curricula including individual class sessions; developing and teaching elective courses; active professional development and contribution including through research and publication; and, service to the department and college. 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. The position is for a full-time, 12-month, renewable multi-year appointment at a rank commensurate to qualifications. Salary is competitive at all ranks and faculty members also receive a generous federal civil service package of health, retirement, vacation, sick leave, and other benefits.

Applications for this position will be accepted until October 24, 2014 and must include the following: 1) a detailed cover letter specifying the academic rank being applied for and addressing the specific qualifications noted above; 2) a CV; and, 3) prior teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants for assistant or associate rank must also 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-15-01 should be submitted by email to Separate letters of reference should also be sent to this email address or mailed to:

Department of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College, Conolly Hall, Suite 318, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI  02841-1207

 Please direct any questions to Prof. David Cooper, NSA Department Chair, at The U.S. Naval War College is an equal opportunity employer.

Leadership Program Manager
California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, Salinas, CA
(posted 9-3-14)

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Overview of Position:

Under the general direction of the foundation president and the Director of Education, the Leadership Program Manager performs administrative functions and services for a variety of activities that support the implementation of CALP and related programs including - but not limited to - recruitment, curriculum delivery and evaluation, organizing national and international travel seminars, and oversight of educational and administrative technology. This requires regular participation in planning and development activities and, as required, independent determination of methods to meet programmatic or administrative goals. The position will serve as a major contact for the program and will manage relationships with outside entities or agencies and manage sensitive information and situations. The position may oversee day-today program operations and provide lead work direction to other professional or administrative staff.

Specific Job Tasks

  •  Assist the DOE in the management and advancement of the Foundation’s educational programs. (30%)
  • • Manage the recruitment process for the next class of fellows, from initial on-line application through to final selection and candidate notification (20%)
  • • Support curricula development, delivery and evaluation in partnership with the DOE and Core Faculty. (10%)
  • • Assist DOE in shaping national and international trips. (10%)
  • • Design, conduct and assess routine program evaluations. (5%)
  • • Work with the Program Coordinator to ensure the logistics necessary to support the educational mission of the Foundation are in place. (5%)
  • • In coordination with the CEO and DOE work with stakeholders to ensure the educational programs meet Foundation mission, vision and purpose. (5%)
  • • Take responsibility to ensure the appropriate technology is in place and functioning appropriately to support the mission of the Foundation and the program. (5%)
  • • Assist the DOE in the preparation and monitoring of the educational programs budget. (5%)
  • • Remain current in area of adult education and leadership theory through professional development (5%)

Required Qualifications

  • • A Bachelor’s degree is required, but an advanced degree in a relevant field would be preferred, with at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in adult, community college or university-level education.
  • • Demonstrated ability to manage and evaluate outcomes of professional and personal development programs.
  • • Motivated individual who can demonstrate innovation while working with minimal supervision in a highly collaborative and consultative environment.
  • • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal).
  • • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people of different demographic and cultural backgrounds.
  • • Ability to engage and work effectively with stakeholders, including program participants and graduates, their family members, a board of directors, the partner university deans, alumni or stakeholder advisory councils, educational teams, and program staff.
  • • Experience with project and program management, including strong organizational, evaluative and time management skills.
  • • A track record of fiscal responsibility and excellent budget management skills.
  • • Ability to travel extensively statewide, nationally, and internationally and work outside of normal business hours, including weekends and evenings.

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:

  • 1] A cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in the position and presentation of the candidates experience and interests as it addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description.
  • 2] A Curriculum Vitae summarizing the candidate’s education and working experiences including publications, grants or contracts related to these experiences.
  • 3] The names, position titles, addresses, e-mail and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s accomplishments and potential for success.
  • 4] An example of a quantitative evaluation tool created by the candidate as a means for assessing the impact of an educational program.


The position is open until filled, but first consideration will be given to completed applications received before October 1, 2014. Early response is encouraged. We intend to have the successful candidate begin work no later than January 1, 2015 in order to support the recruitment of Class 46 and the national travel seminar for Class 45.

Please address all nominations, inquiries, and requests for materials to:

Mr. Bob Gray, President and CEO, California Agricultural Leadership Foundation, P.O. Box 479, Salinas, CA 93902, 831-585-1030,,

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