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Job Summary: The School of Education, Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position. Anticipated start date for this position is Academic Year 2012-2013. The search committee is seeking candidates who demonstrate a strong background in regional public policy and applied ethics as well as a record of productive research (or a promising potential for developing one) and a commitment to the value of the liberal arts in leadership. An earned doctorate is required, as is interest and expertise in web-based and other modes of program delivery. The appointment level for this position is commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. Persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated theoretical and professional expertise in student affairs/higher education. In addition, the candidate will have a track record of successfully employing qualitative methods in research, and the ability to teach such methods in masters and/or doctoral courses. The first core area of departmental responsibility for this position is within its Master of Arts degree in Leadership in Student Affairs, which has grown significantly over the past ten years. We seek a candidate who will bring practitioner and classroom teaching experience in student affairs, higher education, or a closely related field. The second core area of this position's responsibility is teaching qualitative methods that facilitate departmental programs' interdisciplinary focus on leadership, policy and administration. In addition, we seek someone with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence and commitment to advising students at the masters and doctoral levels.
The Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration consists of 8 full-time faculty members; each of whom is committed to departmental as well as individual initiatives. Programs of study lead to the Master of Arts degree, the Educational Specialist degree, administrative licensures and the Doctorate of Education degree. The Ed. D. program enrolls students from a wide range of fields, including higher education, K-12, healthcare, government and business. All programs seek to model the premise that leadership, in order to be fully legitimate, must include ethical, intellectual, and skillful practice components that contribute to the common good.
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota's largest private university. Its 11,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.
The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.
Qualifications: see above