Assistant Professor, Ed.D in Educational Leadership Program

Rider University seeks an individual for a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Program in the Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling to begin on September 1, 2019. A doctorate in the area of educational and/or organizational leadership, curriculum development and design, assessment, instructional technology is preferred. Candidates completing the doctorate degree may apply. A candidate with a doctoral degree from an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution is required.

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, work with such a diverse population. We are seeking a candidate with expertise in teaching a variety of educational/organizational leadership courses including (but not limited to) teacher leadership, principal leadership, supervision, curriculum design and development, research strategies for educational leaders, or data-based decision-making. Experience with administering practicum and internships are required. Candidates with a background as a curriculum director or supervisor, teacher leader, school principal or school superintendent are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be responsible for 18 teaching hours (six class sections) per academic year. In addition to teaching, the candidate will be involved in program development and assessment, including preparation for CAEP accreditation and advising and supervising graduate students in the educational leadership program and serving on Department, College, and University committees. The candidate will be expected to teach courses, guide research initiatives and advise doctoral candidates in our newly developed Ed.D program in Educational Leadership (which includes a concentration in higher education).  Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.  

Support of the College of Education Mission of "fostering knowledgeable, committed, and reflective professionals" is expected. The program prides itself on a collaborative atmosphere and promotes the teaching of self-awareness as a key part of becoming a professional counselor. We seek a dedicated professional, with a collaborative approach to join our dynamic and growing program.

Rider is a private, NCATE -accredited, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Rider is ranked in the top tier of northern regional universities in the "Best Universities (Master)" category by US News and World Report and is among the top 15% of colleges and universities in the nation in Princeton Review's 2010 edition of The Best 371 Colleges. Further information is available at

All applicants must apply directly for Position No. 311196 through our website at: Please attach a: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and goals, a statement outlining your commitment to diversity including evidence of your experience working with and teaching diverse students, detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals, and need, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and contact information for three references. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  The final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background check prior to employment. 



Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria. The Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community.