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As of April 1, 2017 there is a fee for job listings: $50 for members and $100 for non-members. Positions will remain posted for a maximum of 60 days (or until filled) and will be shared in the monthly newsletters.

To share a new position or job opening, please contact ALE's Treasurer- L.J. McElravy at 

Positions Available

  • 11 May 2020 1:43 PM | L.J. McElravy (Administrator)
    Assistant Director of the President's Leadership Program - Christopher Newport University

    Chief Objective of Position: The Assistant Director of the President’s Leadership Program assists in executing and implementing programmatic components of the President’s Leadership Program with an opportunity to offer creative and innovative solutions, and make a tremendous positive difference in the lives of students. This role seeks to engage students in learning outside the classroom in areas such as one-on-one student success meetings, campus involvement, student leadership positions, service, internships, study abroad, etc.

    Link to posting:

  • 24 Apr 2020 11:37 AM | L.J. McElravy (Administrator)

    Professor and Department Head Position Announcement in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

    The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC, offers multi-disciplinary teaching, research and extension programs aimed at developing and supporting professionals for agricultural leadership, nonformal or formal agricultural and environmental education, and agricultural and science communication. We offer personal attention and a challenging, yet supportive, learner-centered educational environment. Our college and the ALEC Department offer a small school atmosphere amidst the abundant opportunities and resources at the University of Georgia. We offer a solid curriculum designed to prepare undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities for personal and professional growth and development. Our faculty are highly rated for their teaching, research, and Extension programs. Their areas of focus include teacher education, agricultural and science communication, Extension education, environmental education, leadership development, service learning, interdisciplinary education, program development and evaluation, internationalization of the curriculum, international development, distance education, information and technology transfer, and organizational/community change. ALEC faculty are housed on the Athens and Tifton campuses.

    Please see for responsibilities. This position is twelve-month tenure track or tenured upon appointment. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Materials to be uploaded include (1) letter of interest detailing your vision for the department and the department head’s role in the ALEC department and how the qualifications are met; (2) curriculum vitae, (3) academic transcripts. Please be aware that only finalists will be requested to provide at least three names to be contacted for letters of reference. To receive optimal consideration, applications should be submitted prior to September 1st, 2020; however, screening will continue until the position is filled.

    Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Francis Fluharty, Department Head and Search Committee Chair,, 706-542-1017. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests. Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

    The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

  • 03 Jan 2020 5:09 PM | L.J. McElravy (Administrator)

    The Department of Leadership Studies at Fort Hays State University is excited to announce the opening of a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall of 2020.

    The Department of Leadership Studies is a highly dynamic and innovative department whose faculty members are committed to developing students toward successful implementation of organizational and civic leadership processes.  Our faculty members play an active and integral role in the ongoing success of both the Department of Leadership Studies and the Center for Civic Leadership. The Department has adopted a contemporary leadership approach which calls for the development of leaders who are committed to making our world a better place. Information regarding the Department of Leadership Studies can be accessed at

    This full time, 9-month, tenure track position will begin August 12, 2020. The minimum qualification is a terminal degree from a regionally-accredited institution in leadership, communication, industrial/organizational psychology, political science, or a closely related field. Preferred qualifications include: experience in the fields of leadership studies and civic learning and engagement; experience in developing and teaching both face-to-face and online courses; excellent communication and presentation skills, commitment to continuous quality improvement, and experience with development and assessment of programs.

    Priority will be given to applications received by January 31st, 2020. Final candidates will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

    To apply, please visit: Further information is available by contacting Dr. Justin Greenleaf, Leadership Studies Search Committee Chair, Department of Leadership Studies, Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601, (785) 628-4303, 

    Fort Hays State University 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.  Positions are contingent on available funding. 

  • 14 Nov 2019 3:10 PM | L.J. McElravy (Administrator)

    10/31/19 Wheat Professorship Prospectus

    Hampden-Sydney College and the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest invite applications from accomplished senior practitioners and scholars with appropriate professional experience for the James C. Wheat Professorship in Leadership. The Wheat Professor will offer interdisciplinary courses for qualified upper classmen and participate in college-wide programs. The contract will be for a single year and renewable for not more than two additional years at the discretion of the Academic Dean.

    While the professional background of the Wheat Professor may be in business, communications, government service, law, or a variety of academic disciplines, the courses are expected to exceed the limits of any single professional field. The college is intent on identifying a person of intellectual flexibility and wide professional and/or academic experience.

    The successful candidate will teach three courses per academic year.  The Wheat Professor will teach Leadership and Ethics (Interdisciplinary Studies 440) in both the fall and spring semester.  She or he will also develop another special topics class dealing with leadership and/or public policy topics in the area of expertise.  That second class will be taught either in the fall or spring at the choice of the professor.  Though this is a part-time position, the Wheat Professor is expected to spend time on campus advising students and engaging the broader campus community.  The Wheat Professor is expected to give at least one public talk each semester.

    Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution for men enrolling over 1000 students, located on a beautiful 1300-acre campus in Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.  Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 244 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.  The mission of The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest is to “prepare men of character for lives of consequence.”  We do so by linking grounded theory and practical experience through our two minors (Leadership in the Public Interest and National Security Studies), our four year leadership program, and lectures and programs scheduled throughout the academic year. 

    The Wilson Center is named for noted national security leader, Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson (bio who served as the 22nd President of Hampden-Sydney College.  The Wilson family gave all of his writings and memorabilia to the College upon his death in 2017.  A full time archivist has been hired to digitize and catalogue the extensive collection that sheds light on national security decision-making from World War II through the Global War on Terror.  The Wheat Professor would have the ability to engage the archivist, student workers, and the collection as part of the position. 

    Please submit a letter of interest, CV or resume, and three names of reference to Interfolio at the following link:  The letter of interest should describe your philosophy of leadership and approach to teaching leadership and ethics.  A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

  • 30 Oct 2019 5:37 PM | L.J. McElravy (Administrator)

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) through the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and its College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) seeks applicants for a professor of practice in leadership. The assistant professor of practice position is a full time, 12-month appointment (50% teaching; 50% NHRI Leadership Mentoring) in the department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communication (ALEC) with teaching and student program administration expectations.

    The qualified candidate must have earned a Doctorate in Leadership Studies or a related discipline. Additionally, candidates must have: 1) expertise in the study of leadership theory and leadership development, 2) exceptional teaching skills, 3) demonstrated excellence in administration of student development programs, and 4) the ability to work effectively in a team setting.

    Teaching: Teaching responsibilities will be commensurate with a 50% teaching appointment as determined by the CASNR Academic Appointment Guidelines and include teaching undergraduate leadership courses, and some graduate leadership courses, in both face-to-face and distance settings. Use of multimedia and electronic learning approaches in teaching will be encouraged. The individual may be asked to advise/mentor undergraduate Agricultural Education – Leadership Option students. Assist in the coordination of courses, graduate teaching assistants, undergraduate advising, or other duties as assigned. Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication need.

    Additional Responsibilities of the Academic Appointment: Serve as the Program Director of NHRI Leadership Mentoring. Administer NHRI student recruitment, selection, placement, and mentoring experience. Coordinate NHRI student staff. Provide executive leadership for NHRI events and programs. Liaise with Lincoln Public Schools, NHRI parents, NHRRF Board of Directors, NHRI alumni, and other external constituents.

    Serve as a member of the ALEC Leadership Faculty team. Attend ALEC faculty meetings, ALEC undergraduate curriculum committee meetings, Leadership Faculty meetings, and other departmental committees or meetings as appropriate. Participate in departmental planning, teaching outcomes assessment, and instructional improvement activities as assigned. Engage in scholarship of teaching and learning focused on leadership education (e.g. peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, textbooks, software, extended education lesson plans and modules). Participate in internal and external grant funding supporting ALEC leadership education. Participate in college and university level teaching, learning, and curriculum activities (e.g. peer evaluation, curriculum committees) as appropriate. In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.

    To view details of the position and make application, go to, requisition F_190205. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin November 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

    As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

  • 27 Aug 2019 11:14 AM | L.J. McElravy (Administrator)


    We have an excellent opportunity for the right person.  We seek an individual with expertise in agricultural education, education studies and experience in agricultural leadership.  This is a 9-month appointment with responsibilities for teaching/advising, scholarship, and service. The successful applicant will provide leadership and instruction for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ (CALS) Learning and Leadership Sciences (LLS) Minor in collaboration with other faculty members in AgEdS, Agron and other departments CALS, as well as personnel in the Center of Excellence in Learning and Teaching. In addition, the successful candidate will lead faculty development efforts associated with Project LEA/RN focused on improving instructional practice among faculty members and learning outcomes for students across ISU.  He/she will develop an applied research program to complement these areas and address application of learning theory in college classrooms.

    This is a renewable term (3 year) faculty position and is titled – Assistant Teaching Professor.

    For additional information, visit

    For consideration, please submit an application before September 22, 2019 using the previous URL.  Tentative start date is January 1.

    Michael S. Retallick, Ph. D.

    Professor and Chair

    Agricultural Education and Studies Department
    513 Farm House Lane, 0201 Curtiss Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-1054


    Selected Works:

  • 09 Jul 2019 3:24 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope

    See full listing here

    The Assistant Director of Leadership Programs will work closely and creatively with the director to build our curricular and co‐curricular initiatives and programs in terms of both enrollment and participation numbers as well as campus and community impact. It is, therefore, imperative that the Assistant Director is professional and knowledgeable about the institutional and departmental resources available. The Assistant Director of Leadership Programs will also be involved in assessment, data gathering, marketing and communication efforts for the LEV program which will require creativity, patience and a willingness to collaborate with other offices on‐campus. Teaching is an important part of this role as well, therefore, the Assistant Director of Leadership Programs must be willing to engage in the scholarship of leadership, ethics and values and must have excellent skills in knowledge dissemination and student engagement in the classroom. The ability of the Assistant Director of Leadership Programs to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning styles is critical to this role.

    The Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program draws upon the overall liberal arts education embraced at North Central College to put the study of leadership and ethics into action. The Program is critical component of our efforts to pursue our mission statement promise of producing “curious, engaged, ethical, and purposeful citizens and leaders.” Our diverse range of Academic and Co‐Curricular opportunities allow students to gain practical training and help students develop as campus leaders and community contributors, now and in the future.

    Description of Key Responsibilities

    1. Teach designated LEV courses, and, if appropriate the Certificate program (8-10 credit hours per academic year).

    2. Spearhead efforts to build robust enrollment in LEV academic majors, minors and concentrations.

    3. Spearhead efforts to build robust participation in research and presentation opportunities for LEV students including Richter Grants, Rall Symposium presentations and honors theses.

    4. Spearhead efforts to build robust participation numbers in and high‐impact, high‐visibility social impact initiatives for our three core co‐curricular programs: NCC Lead, Leadership Fellows and Blue Key Honor Society.

    5. Actively advise and nurture our three core LEV co‐curricular programs: NCC Lead, Leadership Fellows and Blue Key Honor Society.

    6. Co‐Coordinate, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, co‐curricular programming and workshops (e.g., FYE workshops, NCC Leadership Conference workshops, etc.).

    7. Coordinate efforts related to academic assessment and program review in LEV.

    8. Co‐Coordinate, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, marketing and social media efforts.

    9. Coordinate efforts related to student data collection and reporting for programs in LEV (e.g., maintaining enrollment and retention data as well as student survey data).

    10. Serve, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, as the LEV representative at admissions and visit day programs.

    11. Conduct LEV presentations across campus for a variety of constituents.

    12. In concert with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, strengthen and maintain relationships with other academic units, student affairs, admissions, College Scholars and athletics.

    13. Assist with preparation of key strategic documents such as annual reports and other broad‐ reaching publications.

    14. Serve, where appropriate, on campus‐wide committees as assigned.

    15. Supervise and oversee, with the Director for Civic Engagement & Social Innovation, student workers and/or practicum students.

    16. Other job related duties as assigned.

  • 09 May 2019 10:25 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope

    Position Title: Graduate Assistant (PhD level preferred, but will consider a strong MS applicant) and Program Assistant, MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program

    Reports to:
    Primary - Dr. Marina Denny, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications (AELC), or 662.325.1175 (office)
    Secondary – Dr. Alisha Hardman, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Science (HDFS), or 662.325.7839 (office)

    Terms of Employment: 20 hours per week, beginning August 16, 2019. Assistantship is available for three (3) or four (4) academic years, depending on the student’s degree track and program of study in the School of Human Sciences (i.e. Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE) or HDFS). Annual renewal of assistantship contingent on performance.


    • Full assistantship salary is $20,000 per year.
    • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.

    Position Description:

    Program/Extension Activities (for the MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program):

    • Collecting and analyzing information
    • Updating/maintaining website/Twitter/Instagram
    • Assisting with administrative duties, including recruiting students, coordinating student/mentor schedules, planning site visits, tracking student progress with projects and presentations, taking and posting appropriate pictures and videos, and writing reports
    • Developing Extension-related educational tools and giving presentations to a variety of lay, professional, and academic audiences

    Research/Teaching Activities:

    • Helping with data collection and analysis for the MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program (primarily qualitative), including conducting interviews/observations/focus groups, transcribing, and coding and analyzing data via NVivo qualitative data analysis software
    • Helping with research design, data collection, and analysis for other relevant, ongoing research projects
    • Conducting literature search
    • Writing literature reviews and other parts of manuscripts
    • Presenting data (in written or oral form)
    • Assisting with writing grant applications
    • Assisting with course lectures and grading, as appropriate


    • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student (PhD level preferred) in the MSU School of Human Sciences – either in the AEE or HDFS program
    • Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credit hours each fall and spring semester (and 6 hours each summer) of the assistantship
    • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. First semester PhD level graduate students must have a master’s GPA of at least 3.0. First semester master’s students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Must have strong academic writing and oral presentation skills.
    • Strong preference given to applicants with knowledge of/prior experience with qualitative research design, methods, analysis, and software.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

    Application Process and Deadline:

    • The MSU Graduate School application (and application fee) deadline for the Fall 2019 semester is July 1, 2019 -
    • Concurrent to submitting your application to the Graduate School, e-mail your resume/CV and cover letter to Dr. Marina Denny ( by July 1, 2019.

    More Information:

    • Contact either Dr. Denny or Dr. Hardman
    • Program of study description for AEE and HDFS graduate programs available here -

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