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
Director, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

Northwestern University
(posted 6-22-15)

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Northwestern University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Director of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching.

Established in 1992, the Searle Center focuses on enhancing learning and teaching at all levels of the University and is dedicated to four core areas: faculty development; graduate student and postdoctoral scholar development; programs for undergraduates; and assessment, evaluation, and education research. Through its wide range of programs, services, research, and scholarship, the Center seeks to assist all members of the Northwestern community who are engaged in the development and promotion of cutting edge learning environments and experiences for their students, their colleagues, and themselves. Since its founding, the Center has substantially grown in scope, breadth, and reach, and its staff make meaningful contributions nationally and internationally to the literature on learning and teaching.

Recognizing the Center’s key role in continuing to advance Northwestern’s overarching mission of discovering new knowledge and educating students, the University is seeking a new Director to imagine, create, and implement programs that will further integrate the Center into the academic mission of the institution. Reporting to the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Director will provide visionary leadership for advancing learning and teaching within Northwestern. She or he will work in partnership with deans, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff, a faculty advisory board, and other colleagues to promote an environment that appreciates and emphasizes effective learning and teaching throughout the University.

The new Director will be an innovator, collaborator, and strategist with a deep understanding of both the opportunities and challenges that are emerging in the highly evolving learning and teaching landscape. The successful candidate will possess a proven track record as an administrator, experience as a teacher of a discipline within higher education, a strong understanding of academics in a research university setting, and the ability to gain the confidence of faculty to catalyze support and enthusiasm for advancing the educational mission of the University. She or he will have a proven track record of successfully collaborating with a broad set of organizational leaders and constituents across units, departments, and centers. The ideal director will present evidence of both broad and deep academic interests, a successful publication history, expertise in obtaining external funds and grant support, and a strong background in a specific academic field and/or the research and scholarship of learning and teaching. A Ph.D. or terminal degree is required, preferably in a field of the University’s academic work. The Director could hold an appropriate faculty appointment in a relevant department.

Additional information about Northwestern is available at; information about the Searle Center 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 October 9, 2015. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the themes and responsibilities described in the leadership profile, available at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Northwestern University’s consultants Robin Mamlet, Jean Dowdall, and Amy Crutchfield at email address The consultants can be reached by telephone through assistant Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178630-575-6178.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Leadership

Creighton University, Omaha, NE
(posted 6-22-15)

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 October 19, 2015 (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 a year-round, online doctoral program, 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. Review of complete applications will begin July 15 and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply here     

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

Associate Program Director, School of Applied Leadership

City University of Seattle, Seattle, WA
(posted 6-15-15)

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Job Description:

The School of Applied Leadership is looking to hire someone who can develop and grow our nonprofit emphasis and higher education concentration and serve as our liaison and outreach coordinator to the community for both nonprofit and Higher Education. This requires someone with nonprofit leadership experience (such as board experience), an extensive nonprofit network, and demonstrated expertise in outreach and community partnership development.  


Associate Program Directors report to an Academic Program Director and contribute to a quality student experience by ensuring the success of program components, which may include program design, assessment, technology integrations, and/or curriculum development. Associate Program Directors manage teaching faculty, foster student development, and may engage in academic governance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities are listed below; other duties may also be assigned.

1. Program Coordination- Assists the Academic Program Director by assessing, reviewing, and developing specified program components. Maintains program currency and assists in the effort to review and revise programs to enhance the student learning experience. 

2. Teaching Excellence- Teaches 3 courses per year or the equivalent, within compensation, as assigned by the Academic Program Director, to ensure quality of program and student learning experience. Models excellence in teaching and learning and fosters student development.

3. Performance of Teaching Faculty- Responsible for assisting the performance of teaching faculty in designated program components. Establishes expectations for excellence in teaching and learning under the supervision of the Academic Program Director. Ensures effective orientation, training, mentoring, and coaching to foster a respectful, empowering learning environment that contributes to a positive faculty and student experience.

4. Curriculum Development and Review- Assists the Academic Program Director in ensuring that program curriculum is in alignment with the CityU Academic Model and focuses on application and current practice. Assumes responsibility for developing program components as assigned and for evaluating and updating existing curriculum.  Assists the Faculty/Program Director in ensuring alignment of program with accreditation standards.

5. Student Learning and Development- Supports student learning and engagement. Proactively develops students to become responsible, ethical, self-directed professionals.

6. Academic and Institutional Governance- Engages in formal and/or informal academic and institutional governance by serving on councils and committees.

7. Currency and Scholarship- Ensures currency of assigned faculty. Models, encourages, and promotes scholarship in teaching and learning.

8. Service and Outreach- Participates in and promotes professional communities in area(s) of expertise. 


Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • An earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution in a specific discipline as defined by program need or location is required. A master's degree with requisite field certification is appropriate for some disciplines.
  • 2 - 4 years proven experience in teaching, preferably in both in-class and online modes of educational delivery.
  • Ability to address student academic-related issues and concerns in support of retention and student success.
  • Ability to lead and manage in a creative and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work comfortably with and manage virtual teams.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Must be able to relate to and communicate with diverse students, faculty, staff, and external communities.
  • Ability to present a professional image on behalf of the academic school and CityU as appropriate.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and learning management systems in support of quality teaching and learning.

Additional Information:

Salary Range:

The salary range is $65,000 - $70,000 annualized, and includes a complete benefit package including tuition waiver, transit pass for eligible employees, paid holidays and other paid leaves, medical/dental/vision/life and disability plans and 403(b)

Application Instructions:

CityU of Seattle has an online-only application process. Please submit a complete application to be considered for this position; a complete application includes:

  • Completed Electronic Application Form
  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter

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Coordinator, Minnesota FFA Association

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
(posted 5-11-15)

Job Title:  Coordinator - FFA
Job ID:  300415

Essential Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in agricultural education or related field and demonstrated professional experience in secondary agricultural education, youth leadership development or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

    Five years of demonstrated teaching experience in secondary agricultural education.

    Demonstrated evidence of leadership skills.

    Ability to work effectively with youth and adults.

    Strong interpersonal communication skills.

    Effective skills in communicating with local, state, and federal officials concerning agricultural education / FFA programs.

    Demonstrated experience in planning education events for secondary education students and teachers, including management of logistics and event budgets.

    Website and database management skills.


About the Job

 This position provides coordination for the operation, delivery, communication and marketing of FFA programs in collaboration with the leadership development and teaching licensure programs of Agricultural Education.  This person serves as liaison between the State FFA Advisor, Agricultural Economics faculty and students, K-12 teachers, and the broader FFA membership.

Conference and Event Coordination (40%)

 Negotiate contracts, execution, and finances of the following state-level conferences: State Greenland Leadership Conference, State Leadership Conference for Chapter Leaders, Providing Officers with Essential Resources, 212/360 or H2O Conferences, State Officer Professional Development Days, Chapter and Regional Leadership Development Days, Ag Policy Experience, and State Convention.

 Provide the overall coordination of locations, speakers, logistics, schedules, staff, interns and volunteers for the annual State Convention on the University of Minnesota campus.

 Communicate with chapters, advisors and others concerning membership eligibility, certify individuals and teams, and participate in the pre- and post-publications from the annual National Convention.

 Cooperate with the Minnesota State Fair management, FFA Livestock Committee, Minnesota FFA, and the Miracle of Birth Center staff to verify FFA chapter and member exhibitors and volunteers for the FFA Livestock Show during the Minnesota State Fair.  Coordinate FFA activities at the Fair as needed.

Program Administration (35%)

 Monitor and maintain the Minnesota FFA website and social media to ensure the most up-to-date information on the FFA calendar, awards, and activities.

 Provide regular updates to the Agricultural Education faculty on FFA activities with the goal of collaboration.

 Oversee all responsibilities associated with maintaining a current roster of Minnesota FFA members, ensuring accuracy for national membership and participation.

 Maintain income and expense records of the Minnesota FFA Association and file appropriate documents to maintain 501C3 status.  Liaise with CFANS Finance on accounting transactions related to FFA activities.

Leadership Development Programming (25%)

Provide a supportive resource for Minnesota State FFA student officers and assist in their supervision and training.  Serve as their main point of contact for state FFA officers to report for program information, materials, evaluations, schedules and contacts needed to conduct their duties.  Encourage officers to participate in leadership courses and workshops facilitated by Agricultural Education faculty.

 Collaborate with the State FFA Advisor, Leadership Development Coordinator, and faculty to provide continuing professional development programs on leadership.  Design an annual program plan to develop and identify leadership resources and provide workshops for teacher licensure students, new teachers who participate in the Teacher Induction Program (TIP), and FFA chapter advisors.

 Lead the coordination, receipt, processing, and reporting of all State and National awards which provide students and FFA chapters with the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements.  Recruit judges to select award recipients.

 Conduct annual report on leadership development outcomes as a result of participation in FFA and leadership programs.  Collect data, conduct analysis, and publicize results for school administrators, policy makers, and the public.


How To Apply              

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application and include three references.  Cover letter and resume must be attached to the online application.

Review of applications will begin on May 22, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Email inquiries about the position are welcome (, but formal applications must be submitted online.

Professional Development Programs Manager, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV
(posted 5-10-15)

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The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) (, founded in 1902, represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to promote sound management and conservation and speak with a collective voice on important fish and wildlife issues. The Association has approximately 25 staff members, which includes an Executive Director, Legislative Director, Operations Director, Wildlife Policy Director, International Resource Director, Communications & Marketing Director and Legal Counsel in addition to program/project/species-specific personnel and administrative staff. AFWA’s headquarters is in Washington, DC.

Position Overview

The Professional Development (TPD) Programs Manager is a key member of the Management Assistance Team (MAT) and reports to the Director of Professional Development. MAT is the Association’s professional development (PD) unit which supports state fish and wildlife agency management, leadership, and other programmatic needs. In this role, the incumbent is responsible for research, planning, design, development, and evaluation of PD programs, as well as the facilitation of those programs, including instruction. In addition, the incumbent manages operations and supervises two staff.

Duties & Responsibilities (The following duties and responsibilities will be performed in close collaboration with the Director of Professional Development.)

Professional Development Programs

The PD Programs Manager will be expected to implement comprehensive PD programs, develop PD curricula, apply instructional design best practices, and implement the Conservation Leadership Program of Study (CLPS). In doing so, the PD Programs Manager will identify and respond to the professional development needs of state fish and wildlife agencies and their partners, and seek and maintain an awareness of current issues, trends, theories, and research in agency management and leadership. He or she will develop and instruct courses, and provide training as necessary, including but not limited to the facilitation of face-to-face leadership workshops and the training of extended faculty in the delivery of MAT online courses and webinars. In addition to the research, development, facilitation, and instruction of PD programs, the PD Program Manager will evaluate all PD programs on an ongoing basis, recommend modifications, and ensure that modifications are implemented.

The PD Programs Manager will also plan programs, services, and events in support of PD objectives based on AFWA’s strategic plan and MAT’s business plans. He or she will keep a finger on the pulse of the professional development needs of AFWA/MAT clients by supporting the development and maintenance of a nationwide interagency network of professionals that contributes to the understanding and use of management assessment, agency effectiveness, leadership development, organizational development, resource assessment, and planning methodologies.

The PD Programs manager will serve as staff to the Association’s Leadership and Professional Development Committee (LPD), and to the National Conservation Leadership Institute.


The PD Programs Manager will research and implement new delivery mechanisms for programs and services, including the incorporation of new technologies, as well as develop PD budgets and ensure budget execution and monitoring. The PD Programs Manager will write RFPs, Scopes of Work and contracts, and provide oversight for all MAT contractors. He or she will manage all federal grant processes and reporting requirements, including writing grant requests and interim and final performance reports.

The PD Programs Manager will ensure close collaboration and coordination between MAT staff and AFWA communications staff in support of AFWA’s brand identity, and monitor projects pertaining to the development and maintenance of MAT and NCLI web resources.

In addition to these responsibilities, he or she will implement project management systems for staff, contractors, and extended faculty, and perform tasks and assume responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Professional Development.


The PD Programs Manager will oversee the responsibilities of MAT’s Communications and Media Coordinator and Training and Information Systems Administrator. He or she will provide necessary resources, tools, professional development, and mentorship, and develop performance plans and conduct performance evaluations for these direct reports. 


A degree (advanced degree preferred) in education and/or instructional design, business administration, or equivalent work experience, with a minimum of 7-years’ total experience including at least 3 years of supervisory experience. An understanding of training and professional development standards and requirements is desired along with a working knowledge of leadership development. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to foster and maintain positive working relationships with partners, clients, and staff. Working knowledge of non-profit organization operations and state fish and wildlife agency experience is desirable and preference will be given to candidates that meet those qualifications.

Selection Process

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and a letter of interest that includes information about availability to start a new position by email to Amanda Myers, Training and Information Services Administrator ( Candidates should also address the attached questions/topics, either within their letter of interest or in a separate written document.

The successful candidate must pass a federal background check in order to work at the National Conservation Training Center.

Candidates selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview and are expected to pay their own travel costs to the interview. 

The anticipated starting date is August 2015.

Amanda Myers
Management Assistance Team
698 Conservation Way
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Deadline to Apply: June 5, 2015 or until filled.

Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Animal Science

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
(posted 5-5-15)

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Position: The Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for the position of Undergraduate Program Director. The position is a tenure track, 9-month (academic year) faculty position with primary responsibilities in teaching and learning. Partial or full summer salary may be available, contingent on Departmental needs. The primary role of the Undergraduate Program Director is to provide visionary leadership for and oversee the undergraduate curriculum, lead development of and coordinate co-curricular activities and assess student learning outcomes for the department with approximately 700 undergraduate students. We are currently accepting applications at the assistant, associate and full professor rank.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will provide leadership for innovation and quality of all academic components of the undergraduate program; assume a leading role in managing and evaluating the program curriculum; advise undergraduate students and verify graduation requirements. The Undergraduate Program Director will work in cooperation with the College of Agriculture’s Office of Academic Programs to develop and implement activities associated with student recruitment, retention, advising and learning relevant to the Department of Animal Sciences. Previous administrative experience is preferred. The applicant should have an established record of excellence and scholarship in student learning, as well as demonstrated achievements in the areas of administration, program development, teaching and mentoring. The successful candidate is also expected to develop and teach animal science-related courses in his/her area of expertise and contribute to the teaching of other introductory courses in our curriculum. The opportunity for involvement in research and/or Extension is available.

Qualifications: Candidates are required to have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in animal sciences or a related scientific discipline; a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate students and a clear record of scholarship. Experience in curriculum design, learning outcome assessment, and an understanding of advising structures and strategies is also expected, as is evidence of co-curricular engagement in student activities and development as well as implementation of transformational learning experiences.

Applications: A background check is required for employment in this position. Review of applications will begin July 1 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. The preferred start date is December 1, 2015. Candidates should submit a letter of application outlining experience, goals and qualifications for this position; a detailed curriculum vitae; statement of advising and teaching philosophy; all official transcripts; and the names and contact information for three references for which we may solicit letters of reference. These materials should be sent electronically (as a PDF file) to Written applications should be directed to:

Zoltan Machaty, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

Phone: (765) 496-8008(765) 496-8008(765) 496-8008(765) 496-8008, Fax (765) 494-9346           Email: URL:

Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor in Leadership Studies, Department: TBD

Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
(posted 4-24-15)

Agnes Scott College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Leadership Studies starting in fall 2015. We particularly seek candidates who study and teach leadership through the lens of the liberal arts.  The 3/2 teaching load includes:  LDR 102: Leadership Lab (a 1 credit course required of all first year students) and LDR 200: Theories and Models of Leadership (the 4-credit anchor for the college’s Leadership Development specialization).   These courses are part of the college’s new global learning and leadership development initiative, SUMMIT (  The position includes service obligations related to co-curricular leadership programming.  Departmental affiliation and rank will be determined based on the successful candidate’s academic background. 

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies or a related field preferred; ABD and Masters level candidates with relevant experience also will be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population.

To apply, submit cover letter, CV, and three recent letters of recommendation to or to Elizabeth Hackett, Interim Director of Summit, 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030. Additional materials—including syllabi, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, writing sample, and graduate transcripts—will be solicited from selected applicants later in the search process.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2015.

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective national liberal arts college for women. Excellence in undergraduate teaching and service to the department and the SUMMIT initiative are expected of the visiting instructor.  An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Coordinator of Student Engagement, College of Biological Sciences, Student Services

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
(posted 3-30-15)

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Required/Preferred Qualifications

CBS Student Services empowers students to identify, develop, and achieve their academic, career and personal goals so they graduate in a timely manner and are engaged citizens after college. Through helping students to identify meaningful goals that reflect their interests and strengths and create academic and co-curricular plans, CBS Student Services staff members are educators who teach students to recognize and connect learning opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to their broader goals. 

The Coordinator plays a key role in executing CBS' student engagement strategies by developing and implementing learning opportunities, working with assessment and practices to improve student retention and graduation rates, and staff development. Duties include managing activities for the CBS Dean's Scholars leadership program; advising the CBS Student Board; and creating, encouraging, and facilitating engagement through student organizations, service-learning, research, and other events. 

Required Qualifications: 
BA/BS degree in a related field. Three (3) or more years of combined experience in higher education, student affairs, advising, mentoring or student support services with a record of progressively increasing responsibility. Demonstrated commitment to leadership development, service learning and civic engagement is essential. Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills, team-building, and interpersonal skills. Exceptional work-ethic. Ability to work well independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of constituencies (students, staff, faculty) in a diverse community. Excellent organizational skills and ability to initiate projects and programs and see them through to completion. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize conflicting demands. Ability to effectively deal with conflict. Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft programs. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
Master's degree in college student personnel, higher education and student affairs, counseling, or related field. Four years demonstrated experience in an administrative position in a higher education setting. Working knowledge of current research regarding student engagement initiatives and retention within the college experience. Experience working with student organizations. Experience in creating, developing, and executing student leadership development programs. Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated workshop/seminar development, facilitation, and teaching experience. Strong project-management and organizational skills to effectively work on several simultaneous projects. Experience working with program evaluation tools and learning outcomes assessment. Familiarity with biological sciences and the University of Minnesota community. Knowledge of assessment best practices. 

Duties/Responsibilities (Full explanation of each on position announcement)

(40%) Dean's Scholars Program - Teaching & Mentoring; (20%) Dean's Scholars Program - Program Development; (15%) CBS Student Organization Support; (10%) College-Wide Initiatives; (15%) Professional Development & Service: 

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete the brief application, attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references.  

Position Link:

Lecturer, Leadership Studies

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
(posted 3-22-15)

Iowa State University is hiring a lecturer in leadership studies, effective with the 2015-2016 academic year, to teach courses affiliated with the university’s interdisciplinary undergraduate 21-credit-hour certificate and 15-credit-hour minor in leadership studies.  The university’s leadership studies program is coordinated by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. It is open to students in all undergraduate-degree granting colleges.

Please help us spread the word among Ph.D. students who will be graduating by August 2015. 

You can read more about this position here:

 Leadership Lecturer:

The guaranteed consideration date is March 25. If you have questions, please email Dr. Clint Stephens-

Associate Director, Illinois Leadership® Center

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
(posted 2-27-15)

Search (A1500103)

The Illinois Leadership Center is a highly successful partnership between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a premier public research university located in east-central Illinois. The Center serves as a focal point for student-oriented leadership initiatives on campus, bridging learning and development opportunities between academic curricula and student affairs programs and services. It has an established record of student involvement in academic leadership courses, workshops and conferences, educational programs, and consulting services. The Center’s vision is to be an internationally acclaimed provider of leadership education, research and practical opportunities for students.

Primary Responsibilities of Position:

The Associate Director serves as a member of the Illinois Leadership Center staff and reports to the Director of the Illinois Leadership Center. The Associate Director designs, develops, and implements the Center's academic programs and services to assist faculty with leadership education and provide meaningful leadership curriculum for students. The primary responsibilities of the Associate Director are to coordinate academic partnerships and collaborations, and coordinate the office research and assessment efforts.

Job description:

·         Coordinate the collaborative efforts between the Leadership Center and various academic and student affairs units.

·         Work in collaboration with academic areas such as the Center for Innovation/Teaching Excellence to assist with faculty initiatives to integrate leadership education in classroom teaching and leadership development opportunities for faculty.

·         Coordinate assessment efforts of the Illinois Leadership Center.

·         Oversee the curriculum design efforts of the ILC suite of programming including i-programs and workshops.

·         Serve as a liaison and resource person to faculty teaching classes with content or instructional strategies related to leadership development, college deans and advising staff, and living and learning communities.

·         Coordinate research agenda of the Illinois Leadership Center, including the implementation and analysis of the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL).

·         Provide strategic direction for and coordination of the academic leadership curriculum at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

·         Supervise and oversee graduate research assistant, student workers and student interns on project work related to Leadership Center activities.

·         Strengthen the Illinois Leadership Center's national reputation for leadership development through academic publications and conference presentations.

·         Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Required Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in leadership, organizational development, college student personnel, or a related field.

• 5-7 year’s professional experience in academic affairs, leadership education, student affairs and/or a related field.

• Knowledge of relevant leadership education best practices and current research.

• Demonstrated ability to create positive working relationships across student affairs and academic affairs to plan and implement curricular and co-curricular programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in leadership, organizational development, college student personnel, or a related field.

• Experience in curriculum development and assessment.

Appointment Type -Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment.

Salary Range and Starting Date: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Anticipated start date is June 16, 2015.

Application: To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references at by March 20, 2015.

This position is a security sensitive position. A background check is required for the finalist and final offer will be contingent upon the results of the background check. In employment, as in education, the University of Illinois is committed to Equal Opportunity and World Class Diversity.

For questions about the position contact Rhonda Kirts at or 217-333-0050217-333-0050217-333-0050217-333-0050217-333-0050217-333-0050217-333-0050217-333-0050.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

For more information about the Illinois Leadership Center, see

Director, Strength-based Learning, Division of Student Affairs
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
(posted 2-27-15)

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Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Strengths-based Learning serves as a champion for Virginia Tech’s program. As such, this individual will have a campus-wide presence working with students, staff and faculty to further develop learning-centered efforts that enrich an already robust strengths approach and culture at Virginia Tech.

In addition, the Director will develop, lead, and support a forthcoming living-learning community that integrates strengths-based learning into the community’s culture through co-curricular activities, mentoring, and a graded/credited course for first-year students.


1) Recruit, train, and support a cadre of campus educators to further Strengths based education with campus constituents, including faculty, staff and students.

2) Develop, launch, and lead a strengths-based living-learning community for roughly 200 students that includes the development of a course curriculum, advising instructors, implementing program initiatives and community traditions to engage student participants, and assessing the program’s impact on student learning and success.

3) Work with the campus strengths portal, develop campus-wide educational programs, and work with the Division of Student Affairs departments to enlarge the impact of strengths-philosophy on student learning, success, and well being.

4) Develop concrete ways to highlight and engage students, faculty, and staff around diversity and inclusion through strengths.

5) Develop and coordinate research on the impact of strengths interventions on student progress toward the Aspirations for Student Learning.

6) Serve as a member of the Senior Associate Vice President’s and Division’s leadership team.


The selected individual must be a seasoned educator with an unrelenting commitment to student success, learning and diversity. A master’s degree in a related field is required. Experience and understanding of positive psychology and student learning/development literature is essential. The Director should be a collaborative self-starter with the highest level of communication, writing, and organizational skills. The enthusiastic support of The Division’s Aspirations for Student Learning, the mission of Virginia Tech, and the land grant spirit are required.

For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your temperament, skills, background and qualifications electronically at: before April 2, 2015.

Dean, School of Communications and Information Systems
Robert Morris University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
(posted 2-15-15)

Robert Morris University seeks an exceptional Dean to lead its School of Communications and Information Systems (SCIS) into new chapters of growth and success.

Located on a stunning campus outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Robert Morris is a private, comprehensive institution committed to active learning and student success. The University is recognized for integrating liberal arts with a professionally focused, applied education that prepares students for leadership in a rapidly changing world. Building on its 93-year tradition of educational excellence, the University is in a period of continued transformation and intensive growth.

The School of Communications and Information Systems is the second largest in the University, and includes five academic departments:  Computer Information Systems, Communication, English and Communications Skills, Media Arts, and Organizational Leadership.  It is at the heart of RMU’s commitment to our Core Value of Student Engagement. SCIS faculty also are the largest contributors to RMU study abroad courses, to academic service learning courses, and to such off campus initiatives as the Washington Center program.

The new Dean will be expected to provide leadership for the School’s faculty in teaching, scholarship and service, assuring maintaining ABET-CAC accreditation, and strengthening the School’s campus leadership in engaged learning at all levels of instruction.  The Dean will also be expected to develop external strategic relationships to enhance the resource base to support University and School initiatives, and to develop a cohesive strategic plan that will reflect the current strengths and achievable possibilities for the five departments.  Additional information can be found at

Candidates should have an earned doctorate or comparable terminal degree in one of the School's curricular disciplines or a closely related area as well as substantial administrative experience in private or public higher education or other relevant setting.

Applications, nominations, or confidential inquiries concerning this search may be sent by email to  or directed to John K. Thornburgh at (412) 209-2666(412) 209-2666(412) 209-2666(412) 209-2666(412) 209-2666(412) 209-2666(412) 209-2666(412) 209-2666 or John McFarland at (678) 302-1565(678) 302-1565(678) 302-1565(678) 302-1565(678) 302-1565(678) 302-1565(678) 302-1565(678) 302-1565.  In order to receive full consideration, applications must be received by March 30, 2015. 

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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.

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