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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 Director of Member Services and Communication- Brittany Adams-Pope at

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  • 05 Dec 2017 11:34 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU's main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

    Job Description:

    The School of Professional Studies seeks a full-time, tenure-eligible, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Organizational Leadership. Candidates will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Organizational Leadership, work with and advise students, provide service to the University, and pursue an active program of scholarship/research in the field.

    Courses in the program are taught primarily at WKU's main campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but faculty members may have teaching assignments via ITV and online. The program in Organizational Leadership is growing and the successful candidate will be actively involved developing curriculum and class content as well as supporting program development at WKU's three regional campuses (Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, Glasgow, and Owensboro).

    Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.


    A PhD from a regionally accredited university in Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Leadership Studies, or a related discipline (with substantial coursework in field).

    Demonstrated research agenda and teaching experience in Organizational Leadership.

    Additional Information:

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

    Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

    Application Instructions:

    The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by January 31, 2018, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

    Letter of Intent
    Curriculum Vita
    Unofficial Transcripts
    Statement of Organizational Leadership Teaching Philosophy
    Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

    You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

  • 14 Nov 2017 3:47 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    Job Summary: The Assistant Director for The Follett Student Leadership Center will assist the management, supervision, and day-to-day operation of student leadership programs within the department. The Follett Student Leadership Center provides various leadership education and development programs to a diverse campus community. Responsible for UTA Volunteers and Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC). The Assistant Director will also supervise the SDS III.

    Essential Duties:
    1. Assist the Director and Associate Director in the day-to day operations of the The Follett Student Leadership Center.
    2. Represent the Follett Student Leadership Center on campus and community projects and committees.
    3. Assist the Director and Associate Director in the implementation of current and new, innovative leadership development programs.
    4. Must be able to develop and manage relationships with campus stakeholders to successfully administer leadership development programming.
    5. Assist the Associate Director in the coordination and implementation of the following: Fall Leadership Retreat, Leaders Institute Leadership Recognition Ceremony and other leadership related programming.
    6. Oversee and manage the Campus Food Pantry partnership.
    7. Continually refine vision, mission, goals and objectives for the UTA Volunteers and FLOC programs.
    8. Responsible for the selection, training, development, advising and supervision of paid and unpaid student leaders.
    9. Work directly with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies to academically advise students enrolled in the Leadership Studies Minor program.
    10. Manage program budgets.
    11. Performs other duties assigned.

    Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel or related field. Experience planning, implementing and evaluating student programs. Ability to utilize independent thinking, judgment, and decision-making skills. Experience working with a diverse population; excellent writing and public speaking skills. Computer literacy with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Creative Suite, and desktop publishing. Licenses: Class “C” Operator’s Driver’s License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver’s License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

    Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree required and three to five years of full time experience working in Leadership Development, Student Affairs, or a related field. Provide a high performing record of successful leadership program development. Successful track record of managing and supervising professional staff. Strong experience advising student organizations, sound knowledge of leadership theory/practice, student counseling, budget planning and program management. Knowledge about event management, contract negotiations and event production. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong assessment experience. Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills. Effective organizational skills, including ability to plan for future events and to execute in a timely manner. Must be able to work independently. Budget and fundraising experience. Must be able to manage multiple projects at one time.

  • 10 Nov 2017 11:53 AM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    Position Description—Instructional, non-tenure track, faculty position with responsibilities in teaching and service in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University. This position will be specifically responsible for the coordination and leadership of the leadership minor (LDAG) including teaching & developing undergraduate online courses and advising undergraduate students in the leadership minor. For more information about the LDAG minor, see

    Major Duties and Responsibilities—The person hired for this position will (1) lead and coordinate the leadership minor, (2) teach online courses for the leadership minor (teaching expectation is 3 courses in spring, 3 courses in fall, 2 courses in summer), 3) develop online courses for the leadership minor (as needed), 4) advise undergraduate students completing the leadership minor, (4) serve on departmental, college, and university committees, and (5) other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications—The ideal candidate must possess (1) earned masters or doctorate in agricultural leadership, leadership education or closely related field, (2) demonstrated evidence of effectively teaching leadership at the post-secondary level, (3) demonstrated knowledge of instructional design best practices, (4) demonstrated evidence of commitment to equity and an ability to work effectively with diverse populations, and (5) ability to share his/her vision for teaching and service in the land grant university system and how that vision impacts agricultural leadership, education, and communications.

    Preferred Qualifications - The ideal candidate would (1) have an earned doctorate in agricultural leadership, leadership education or closely related field, (2) have experience in teaching leadership courses online, and (3) demonstrate evidence of leading and managing a post-secondary program with undergraduate students.

    Salary and Benefits—Competitive with peer universities and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Continuation of this position is dependent on continued availability of funding.

    Other Information—Texas A&M University is a research-intensive public institution that places emphasis on excellence in undergraduate education. Information about Texas A&M is available at The Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications is one of 14 academic departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The Department is authorized to award four minors, four bachelor’s degrees, three master’s degrees, and three doctoral degrees with an enrollment of 1,300 undergraduates and 158 graduate students. The Leadership Minor has an enrollment of 120 students and is expected to grow. The scholarship of the 33 faculty members is grounded in five knowledge bases: planning and needs assessment, learner-centered instructional design, delivery strategies, evaluation and accountability, and research and measurement tools. The work of the faculty is expressed through six contextual applications, including agricultural communications, agricultural leadership education, agricultural teacher education, distance education, extension education, and international agricultural development. Information about the Department is available at

    Texas A&M is committed to the fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity. To fulfill its multiple missions as an institution of higher learning, Texas A&M encourages a climate that values and nurtures collegiality, diversity, pluralism and the uniqueness of the individual within our state, nation and world. All decisions and actions involving students and employees should be based on applicable law and individual merit. The Texas A&M University System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

    Applicants should complete a faculty application online at and submit a cover letter, transcripts, curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and vision statement (educational philosophy) as attachments to the online application. Applications not completed through the online application system will not be accepted. Applicant screening will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

    Direct inquiries to:

    Debbie King or Kenneth Stroud
    ALEC Department, 2116 TAMU
    College Station, TX 77843-2116

  • 18 Sep 2017 1:53 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)

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    This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of Graduate Education in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education at Virginia Tech. This is a 100% teaching and administrative position. The person in this position will work closely with the faculty and department head in leading the department’s diverse, on and off campus, graduate programs, including the Masters of Agriculture and Life Sciences distance option in Agricultural, Leadership and Community Education and the on-campus graduate programs in ALCE. Review will begin September 29, 2017

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Lead visioning and strategic planning for growth and continued success of ALCE graduate programs.
    • Lead collaborative efforts to develop, implement and assess existing and new graduate concentrations within the degree program and graduate certificates.
    • Coordinate course offerings for the graduate degrees and certificate programs.
    • Collaborate with diverse faculty to improve and expand online course and certificate offerings.
    • Lead faculty development opportunities to design/redesign courses to enhance teaching and learning across graduate and certificate program, including online learning modalities and integrating best practices for technology enhanced learning.
    • Work with the academic coordinator on graduate application and admission process.
    • Serve as advisor for the ALCE Graduate Student Association
    • Teach courses across degree and certificate programs as appropriate and develop new offerings aligning with strategic growth of programs.
    • Provide leadership toward developing a nationally recognized graduate program that includes implementing scholarship of teaching and learning research agenda.
    • Seek and secure external funding to support teaching and scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Required Qualifications:
    Ph. D. in agricultural education, distance education, teaching and learning or a related discipline; Extensive experience with educational technology and technology applications in teaching and learning; Ability to work as a team member in a dynamic and diverse department; Excellent communication skills; The successful candidate will have the ability to work with a student body from diverse backgrounds and a commitment and sensitivity to issues of diversity in the campus community; Experience in developing and teaching distance courses.

  • 18 Sep 2017 1:32 PM | Brittany Adams-Pope (Administrator)
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    United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs.  The Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (DFBL) anticipates filling one full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have completed an earned doctorate in Human Factors, Experimental Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Leadership (with a demonstrated record of the empirical study of modern leadership theory), or a closely related field in Psychology. Candidates must have teaching experience in the respective discipline at the undergraduate level. They should be willing to regularly teach introductory undergraduate courses in one or more of these disciplines and to mentor undergraduate research.

    The United States Air Force Academy is dedicated to the goal of building a pluralistic faculty committed to a multicultural environment that enriches the educational experience of our students.  Hence, we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, life experience, and/or research interests contribute to a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms. Essential qualities expected of every faculty member include the personal attributes of integrity, industry, cooperation, initiative, and breadth of intellectual interests.

    Salaries are competitive, include a cost-of-living adjustment, and also cover non-teaching summer months.  Interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae; a statement of interest that addresses the ways in which the applicant’s qualifications meet the requirements of the ad, to include evidence of teaching excellence, promise of research productivity, and commitment to diversity/inclusion; and a listing of at least three references that we may contact later in the review process.  Appointment to this position begins 25 June 2018 and ends 30 June 2021. Subsequent re-appointments will be considered based upon an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and funding availability. To apply: Go to Type in “USAF Academy” in the “Where” box and click on “Search Jobs.” Applications must be received by November 16, 2017.

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