The Department of Educational Leadership in the School of Education is committed to preparing leaders able to influence equity, excellence, innovation, and impact in urban and other settings serving students with unmet needs. By combining innovative research, teaching and critical reflection with authentic community engaged learning experiences, the department prepares leaders who can address crucial needs in culturally rich and diverse environments.
At VCU, we believe different perspectives and areas of expertise enhance possibilities and solutions. This philosophy drives our recruitment process. We welcome applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds who will contribute to an already diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Candidates need to have demonstrated experiences advancing access, equity, and quality education for underrepresented learners, particularly within low-resource communities. This includes a commitment to addressing diversity, inclusion, social justice, equity, and antiracist practices in education/educational leadership through teaching, service, and mentoring.Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal
The Term Assistant Professor will demonstrate through teaching, service, and public engagement the richness of diversity in learning experiences and integrate multicultural approaches and perspectives into instructional methods and research. They will coordinate the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and the Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership programs, teach graduate courses in educational leadership, work with doctoral students on capstones and dissertations, and advise/supervise/mentor students. The professor will also engage in service to the department, school, university, surrounding community, and national/international professional organizations.Position Responsibilities
Teach graduate courses in educational leadership, work with doctoral students on capstones and dissertations, and advise/supervise/mentor students
Engage in service to the department, school, university, surrounding community, and national/international professional organizations
Other (for instance administrative duties, etc.) Coordinate the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Post-Master's Certificate in Educational Leadership programsRequired Qualifications
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.
Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contribute to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion.
Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience. In addition, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at www.vcujobs.com.
Application materials must be submitted online through VCU eJobs by the application deadline,
and must include all of the following: 1) A letter of application that addresses the applicant's qualifications based on position
announcement and consideration of the goals and mission of Virginia Commonwealth University and the School of Education; 2)
A curriculum vitae; 3) List of three professional references with contact information; 4) Diversity Statement. Please upload documents 1-3 as one PDF under 'Other Document' at www.vcujobs.com for review by the Search Committee. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Kimberly Bridges at email@example.com. If selected as a finalist for the position, candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted.
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