Del & Jewel Lewis Endowed Chair - #604005

The Department of Educational Leadership (EDL) is seeking to fill the Del and Jewell Lewis Chair and Eminent Scholar in Educational Leadership at the NAU main campus Flagstaff location beginning in August 2019. The position is a 9-month tenured professor faculty line. This position has the opportunity for summer course teaching. The EDL Department invites applicants with an active research agenda who will actively contribute to our program’s Educational Leadership Doctoral specialization and Master’s emphasis in K-12 School District Leadership as well as College of Education and University initiatives. The EDL Department seeks candidates with innovative teaching expertise, a high-level research agenda with an emphasis on collaborating with faculty colleagues and K-12 school leaders, diverse experiences, and professional proficiencies. Candidates need to present a nationally recognized record of scholarly productivity, excellence in teaching diverse students, and a record of including a continued commitment to procuring external funding. Candidates must also demonstrate outreach to the community that includes participation in leadership academies, mentorship, school improvement efforts, and leadership in program development and refinement. Candidates should evidence how their work has a clear emphasis on diversity, equity and/or justice, and learner-centered leadership. For more information on the NAU Educational Leadership program please see, For information on the college, visit Responsibilities: 1. Maintain an active independent and collaborative research agenda 2. Teach in-person, blended, or online doctoral and master courses focusing on K-12 Leadership. Possible course assignments include, but are not limited to the K-12 blended school district partnerships, Tribal schools and District Leadership 3. Prepare and manage external grant proposals/programs 4. Direct graduate student research and serve on dissertation committees 5. Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university, and the profession 6. Work collaboratively across EDL, College of Education, and university 7. Mentor and support faculty in the College of Education in the development and attainment of a high level research agenda 8. Engage in community and state-wide efforts with an emphasis on learner-centered leadership and its role in schools and the preparation of programs for school leaders

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Conferred Doctorate in the study of K-12 Leadership, Educational Policy or directly related field of Educational Leadership at the time of application 2. Achieved rank consistent with the rank of tenured Full Professor at NAU 3. A documented research agenda of national prominence directly related to the field of Educational Leadership preparation 4. Educational Leadership experience at the K-12 level 5. Nationally recognized leader with leadership experience at institutions which prepare principals as instructional leaders 6. Impactful leadership experience, which will influence the training and preparation of principal and other school leaders

Additional Information: To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on online application page. Application must include an attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your interest in and particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) copies of transcripts (originals will be required of the successful applicant); (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; (5) a statement of research interests; (6) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from one or two college courses; (7) research/scholarly artifacts; and (8) names and contact information for three references. Reference letters should be sent under separate cover to EDL Administrative Assistant Jennifer Offutt at

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