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  • 01 Feb 2019 10:03 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    The Leadership, Ethics & Values Program at North Central College invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Ethical Leadership & Coordinator, Character Education Certificate Program

    Three-year visiting position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Ethical Leadership and Coordinator of our newly funded Character Education Certificate Program beginning August 1, 2019.  North Central was recently awarded a significant grant by the Kern Family Foundation to develop initiatives in character education for school leaders, teachers, and others interested in character education. The coordinator will work with the Director of LEV to establish and develop a high-quality Character Education Certificate program.  The successful candidate will also teach undergraduate courses in ethical leadership in LEV and become a member of a strong faculty.  We anticipate being able to convert this position to a permanent one in the near future.  This is a unique opportunity to join a long-established, but energetically growing program in leadership and values.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation in an electronic format to

    For further information, please email Tom Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics & Values and Director, Leadership, Ethics & Values Program at

  • 01 Feb 2019 9:57 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    The Position

    Student Affairs at Virginia Tech enhances the student experience by fostering an inclusive, innovative,caring, and learning-centered environment. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, and are committed to providing outstanding programs and services that enhance student development and enrich the quality of campus life. As such, staff strive to engage every student in the Division’s five Aspirations for Student Learning, which include: creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self-understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepares others for a life of courageous leadership, and embraces the University’s motto Ut Prosim as a way of life. The Director of VT Engage is fundamental in aligning staff, services, learning methodologies, and departmental initiatives toward these aspirations. They must thrive in a dynamic, student-centered, engaging team atmosphere and must be committed to leading and challenging staff and students to engage fully in vital and vibrant learning environments that support holistic development.

    VT Engage seeks to equip students to serve as change agents who make the world more equitable and just through their commitment to community and civic engagement. The Director of VT Engage leads a team of dedicated individuals who work in collaboration with student affairs colleagues, academic experts, and community partners to design and implement mutually beneficial initiatives that prioritize community need and partnership development while helping students think more critically about themselves, the communities they work with, and the social issues they encounter. This office embodies innovation, creating exciting new and impactful programs and services to enhance the institution’s mission. The director is integral to the university’s efforts to prepare students to be active, informed, and civic minded global leaders with a passion for addressing complex social problems. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, the director is a collaborative and highly visible leader who serves on the student affairs leadership team and participates as a member on various student affairs and university committees.


    The successful candidate must possess a master’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field, a minimum of five years of related experience including demonstrated progressive growth in leadership and supervision of professional staff in a higher education setting, and expertise in the areas of leadership education, community, and civic engagement are required. In addition, the director must have a proven commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a demonstrated capacity to connect with individuals across racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and other identities. A doctorate in a related field and solid grant writing and/or previous experience with advancement work and fundraising are preferred.

    Application and Nomination

    Review of applications will begin February 26, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895. Visit the Virginia Tech website at Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540- 231-8771 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

  • 24 Jan 2019 12:45 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    Gonzaga University’s Department of Organizational Leadership seeks to fill a 100% FTE, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall semester 2019. This individual will teach graduate level courses in the Organizational Leadership Master’s program in both online and hybrid formats.

    Required Qualifications: Ed.D. or Ph.D. degree in an academic discipline applicable to Leadership Studies; demonstrated ability to facilitate and teach both in a classroom and through alternative delivery methods (e.g., fully online and hybrid learning formats); and a demonstrated understanding of the mission of a Catholic, Jesuit institution and a willingness to embed those qualities into teaching.

    To apply or view the complete position description, please visit our website at: Applicants must complete an online application. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Michael Carey, Position closes Friday, March 15, 2019 at midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.

    Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

  • 20 Dec 2018 3:52 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

    Fort Hays State University invites applications for a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor position in the Department of Leadership Studies beginning in Fall 2019.  This position will be located in China teaching in one of the only Organizational Leadership degree programs offered in the country.  Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate leadership studies theoretical and behavioral coursework to Chinese students enrolled at FHSU.  Limited scholarship, departmental, and university service work will accompany this position.

    A highly rated candidate will be a dynamic leadership educator with an interest in or experience working in cross-cultural environments or specifically in China.  This position offers a unique opportunity to live and work in a vibrant, developing culture teaching in a unique program. 

    Successful candidates must possess a minimum of a master’s degree in Leadership Studies or a closely related discipline.  A terminal degree is preferred but not required.  Teaching experience in Leadership Studies is preferred, but candidates with no teaching experience will be considered and are encouraged to apply. All coursework is taught in English, so Mandarin Chinese fluency is preferable, but certainly not mandatory.

    For a full position description and application instructions, please see the official job posting at

    FHSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.  Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

  • 27 Nov 2018 10:44 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and professional experience

    Starting Date: September 15, 2019 or as negotiated

    Position Summary:

    This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track appointment in the Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU), focusing on agricultural leadership.

    This person will provide innovative instruction in Agricultural Leadership while also engaging and providing service to our Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Education, and developing Agricultural Communications programs. The individual will teach, recruit, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, conduct a nationally recognized research and scholarly program and engage in service activities that further the growth of our undergraduate and graduate leadership programs. The position will support the University, College of Agricultural Sciences, and Department of Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences strategic plans.

    College of Agricultural Sciences faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for extension and outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audience.


    • A doctorate degree in agricultural education, leadership, or closely related field
    • Evidence of successful teaching experience in leadership education
    • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
    • Evidence of a publication record commensurate with the expectations of a tenure-track position
    • Demonstrated success and commitment to effective teaching, research and scholarship, and service
    • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication
    • Demonstration of collaborative work

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated ability to teach in other department areas including agricultural sciences, agricultural education, and agricultural communications
    • Demonstrated success in undergraduate and graduate student advising
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of types of learners in diverse settings such as online education, continuing professional development, etc.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with local, state, and national stakeholders
    • Record of/commitment to work with underrepresented/underserved students or other audiences

    To Apply:

    Applications are being accepted at:

    To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 16, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

    When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

    • A Curriculum vitae; and

    • A letter of application which addresses each of the required qualifications in the position posting

    • Names of at least five professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

    • A Diversity Statement outlining how your experience, education, and/or training will help to build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.

    • Official transcripts. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. Transcripts must be received by the closing date.

    OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

    Direct inquiries to:

    Dr. Jonathan Velez, Department Head


  • 14 Nov 2018 2:10 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    Omer G. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies/Director of Civic Learning and Engagement, Department of Leadership Studies

    Position Description: This dual title reflects a dual responsibility. First, .5 FTE of the position will be assigned to teach 6 hours per semester (fall and spring) and 3 hours in the summer in the Department of Leadership Studies. Second, the remaining .5 FTE will be assigned to the administrative task of implementing the University-wide civic learning and engagement activities. This tenure track position is a 12 month assignment (30% teaching; 10% research; 10% service; 50% administrative service).

    Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree from a regionally-accredited institution in leadership, communication, industrial/organizational psychology, political science, or a closely related field. (provided by HR for non-academic positions)

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Individuals with experience in the fields of leadership studies and civic learning and engagement.
    • Experience in developing/teaching both face-to-face and online courses.
    • Experience serving in a university administrative role responsible for budget oversight and hiring, training, and evaluation of graduate assistant and/or undergraduate student labor.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Commitment to continuous quality improvement.
    • Experience with development and assessment of programs.

    Rank: Open

    Appointment Date:  July 1, 2019

    Application Deadline: Priority deadline Monday, January 14th.

    (this can be an actual deadline or a priority deadline. If the ad contains an actual deadline, the ad will come down immediately after the deadline. Ads with a priority deadline will remain advertised until the position is filled or until the search committee contacts the Recruiter to take the ad down)

    Salary: Competitive salary based on experience.

    Benefits: Competitive benefit package


    A. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies
    This .5 FTE of the position will report to the Chair of the Department of Leadership Studies.

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    Responsibilities include teaching upper division undergraduate leadership studies and graduate leadership studies courses. Teaching load will include courses in the civic leadership and/or civic learning and engagement area. Advising responsibilities will include undergraduate and/or graduate students.

    Scholarship/Research Requirements:

    A wide range of intellectual contributions are valued within the department (discipline-based research, applied research, pedagogical research and scholarship of engagement). Research expectations are consistent with FHSU’s focus as a teaching institution, with emphasis for this position on scholarship focused on civic learning and community engagement.

    Service Responsibilities:

    Committee and other service work at the department, college and university level is required. Service to the profession is encouraged.

    B. Director of Civic Learning and Engagement

    This .5 FTE of the position will be University-wide in scope and report to the Associate Provost of Academic Affairs. The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee and carry out many action components of the University’s Strategic Goal 5: Community and Global Engagement. This new position is listed under the 2014 Civic Investment Plan and most of the responsibilities include implementing this comprehensive plan. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Encourage collaboration and partnerships between the various academic and co-curricular programming that promote civic learning and engagement.
    • Engage in the transition of the Center for Civic Leadership into the Center for Student Success.
    • Lead an effort to develop a comprehensive civic learning and engagement model to be adopted by University entities.
    • Assist departments in creating and/or expanding their efforts to engage students in civic learning and engagement efforts.
    • Improve the cohesiveness of the University’s efforts in civic learning and engagement by working with committees and other entities involved in this work.
    • Assist faculty, staff, and students in their development as “engaged scholars” across all academic and co-curricular departments and units.
    • Serve on the university General Education Committee and assist with the implementation, communication, and assessment of civic learning and engagement courses approved for general education.
    • Encourage and nurture partnerships with our external constituents as we expand our community engagement.
    • Enhance our service-learning offerings across the curriculum in all three modalities.
    • Promote a campus framework, structure, and culture that models civic engagement and educates for full citizenship.
    • Work directly with the Center for Student Involvement/Engagement to collaborate on student co-curricular programming around community and global engagement.
    • Coordinate the University-wide assessment plan of civic learning and engagement efforts.

    Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

    Required Application Documents: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Name: Dr. Brent Goertzen, Search Committee Chair
    Phone: 785-628-4303

  • 08 Nov 2018 10:45 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    Gonzaga University, a Catholic comprehensive liberal arts university sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), seeks an innovative, collaborative and dynamic academic leader to serve as the inaugural Dean of its School of Leadership Studies. The inaugural Dean will build on Gonzaga’s 40-year tradition of offering undergraduate and graduate leadership studies programs by championing the growth, development, and quality of the newly-named School of Leadership Studies and its programs. Through Gonzaga’s on-campus, online, and hybrid learning offerings, the School has an international reach, educating individuals who understand and value ethical leadership, and the importance of service through leadership. Graduate programs in the School include Master’s degree programs in Organizational Leadership and in Communication and Leadership, as well as a Ph.D. program in Leadership Studies. In addition, the School sponsors the Comprehensive Leadership Program (CLP), a selective leadership program for undergraduates through which students can earn a Minor in Leadership Studies, and a Leadership Training and Development Program unit that serves the needs of community, corporate, and governmental professionals.

    The Dean will guide and nurture the School of Leadership Studies, will develop a five- to seven-year plan for the School’s continued growth and development, and will be responsible for the School’s fiscal management. The Dean will report to the Provost & Senior Vice President and serve on the Provost’s Council. The successful candidate will be one who joins with colleague Deans, the Provost, and other senior administrators to form a cohesive leadership team for the university, supports the mission of Gonzaga University as a Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic institution and will commit to embody that mission in the programs as well as in the overall operation of the School of Leadership Studies. Additional responsibilities include building external community partnerships, raising funds and enhancing corporate partnerships to expand the reach of the School, and demonstrating an innovative approach and a clear vision for the overall advancement of the School.

    The successful applicant will hold a terminal degree from an accredited university and have a record of teaching and scholarship appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor or hold a comparable record of professional achievement in their field. They will also demonstrate an appropriate level of increasing administrative leadership and responsibility. A willingness to support and a readiness to embrace Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic mission is required. The inaugural Dean will need to demonstrate an ability to cultivate a rapport with faculty, staff, administration, external partners, benefactors, and community members, along with effectiveness in cultivating collaboration, inclusion, and constructive dialogue in all aspects of leading the School. Additional information on the institution and position, including a full list of responsibilities and requirements, can be found in the position profile at:

    The city of Spokane, whose slogan is “Creative by Nature,” is close to 76 lakes, five skiing areas, 20 golf courses, and abundant hiking and rock climbing locales. Multiple music venues, live theater and Broadway plays, the Spokane Symphony, and two professional sports teams add a lively spirit to the mix. The city’s population is growing. It now stands at more than 220,000 in the city and 560,000 in the Greater Spokane Metropolitan Area. Significantly, the region is a focal point for developing industries, particularly those related to aerospace, manufacturing, and healthcare. Gonzaga is an integral part of the University District in Spokane, in which research and educational opportunities, in collaboration with other universities, abound.

    How to Apply: Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence. Full consideration will be given to all applications received by January 22, 2019. Application materials (to include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references – who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to:

    Assisting Gonzaga University in this search are Jay Lemons ( and Chris Butler (, consultants with Academic Search, Inc., Washington, D.C. Further information about Gonzaga University is available at

    Gonzaga’s Commitment to Human Diversity: Diversity affirms our faith-inspired commitment to an inclusive community where human differences thrive within a campus community of equality, solidarity, and common human nature. We seek to nourish difference in an environment characterized by mutual respect and the sustainable creation of a campus climate that attracts and retains community members from diverse backgrounds. In this context, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, social class, religion, culture, sexual orientations, language and other human differences all contribute to the richness of our academic community life. These differences grace us individually as human beings and collectively as a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic university striving to fulfill our Mission. We aspire to create a university environment that is welcoming and accessible to all staff, faculty, students, and other members of the Gonzaga community regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    Equal Opportunity: Applicants with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to complete the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996.

    Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status, veteran status, gender, race or other protected category.

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