Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • University Center, MI
  • Apr 26, 2021
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
External posting
Full-Time, Exempt , Faculty


The Department of Teacher Education Middle School/ Educational Leadership (TEMS/EDL) invites applicants for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership & Services. Applicants with School/District Leadership experience and/or experience as a Special Education Director of a school district/ISD are encouraged to apply. The College of Education values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applicants from culturally diverse populations to apply.

The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of graduate level educational leadership and administration courses, including, but not limited to:  Educational Research & Evaluation; Special Education Administration; Data-Driven Decision Making; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Public School Finance; and Strategic Planning.

Applicants must be able teach on campus and complete training for teaching online at SVSU by the end of August 2021. 


  • Ph.D./Ed.D. in Educational Administration/Leadership from an accredited institution.
  • State Administrative Endorsement for School/District Leadership.
  • Five (5) years of documented successful administrative experience in PreK-12 public school settings as a School/District/ISD Leader and/or Director of Special Education for a school district/ISD.
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from historically marginalized groups, and culturally diverse groups.
  • Experience in developing and teaching graduate courses (which may include online, hybrid, synchronous, or asynchronous), and a commitment to quality online, face-to-face, and hybrid instruction.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, faculty, administration, and public-school personnel.
  • Ability to conduct research and scholarly activities, as well as engage in service to the Department, College, University, Community and our local educational partners in education.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Knowledge of MDE Professional Standards for the Preparation of School/District Leaders.
  • Knowledge of the CEC (Council for Exceptional Children) Advanced Specialty Standards for Special Education Directors.
  • Experience with state licensure requirements and procedures for School/District Administrators and/or Special Education Supervisor/Director Approval.
  • Experience with the CAEP Accreditation Process.
  • Proficiency in teaching Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to School/District Leaders.
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning.
  • Evidence of successful university teaching experiences at the college and graduate levels.
  • Evidence of participation in professional educational organizations.
  • Evidence of collaboration/interaction with schools and districts.

Please include the following:
Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Transcripts (above Masters), Administrative Endorsement, Director Approval for Special Education Director.

Posted through: open until filled
Applicants must apply online:

About SVSU:
Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 100 programs of study for its more than 8,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. For five consecutive years, SVSU has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" (2016-2020).

SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. SVSU earned the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEAM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math, science and the arts at the middle school, high school and university levels.  

More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing that has been rated No. 1 among public universities in the U.S. (2018-2020). SVSU fields 19 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website,


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