Assistant Professor - K-12 School Building/District Leadership Program

  • University of Rochester, Warner School of Education and Human Development
  • Rochester, NY
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Education: (i.e. Schools/Colleges of Education)

Job Description

University of Rochester, Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development
K-12 School Building/District Leadership Program
Assistant Professor Non-Tenure Clinical; full-time position

12-month calendar year appointment, at 1.0 effort

The Warner School's Educational Leadership Program invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position in K-12 school leadership at the assistant/associate professor rank, starting with the academic year 2020-2021.

Main responsibilities for this position include teaching K-12 administrative certification courses; assisting with the expansion of Warner's K-12 School Leadership preparation program in off-site locations of the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier region; teaching assigned Warner graduate courses in the school leadership program; advising School Building Leader (SBL) and School District Leader (SDL) certification and master's candidates; supervising field-based internship placements; recruiting and conducting admissions interviews of applicants in each of Warner's admissions cycles; and ensuring that all key accreditation assessments are administered and data are collected as required.

Applicants are expected to possess NYS administrative certification at the building and district levels, as well as have experience as a K-12 administrator at one or both of these levels. Experience participating in online learning experiences is highly desirable. Preferred applicants will have experience at the district level in the Finger Lakes or Southern Tier region as well as an earned doctorate (or a completed doctorate by the start date) in K-12 educational administration/leadership or related field. The position requires a commitment to administrator preparation, diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well as a strong theoretical background and scholarly interests focused specifically on practice. Willingness to teach online, and to learn how to best utilize online spaces to enhance student learning and access, is also expected. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse populations. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The Educational Leadership Program within which this position is nested offers master's and doctoral degree programs in K-12 administration, higher education, and educational policy, a NYS advanced certificate and master's degree in program evaluation, and programs that lead to NYS K-12 SBL and SDL certification. The Warner School is currently taking a leadership role in the University of Rochester's partnership with the Rochester City School District to transform one of its secondary schools (East) through a state-approved "Educational Partnership Organization."

Our programs at Warner are driven by the belief that education can transform lives and make the world more just and humane. Our work is informed by the following underlying beliefs: the improvement of education is in pursuit of social justice; development and learning shape and are shaped by the contexts in which they occur; the complexity of educational problems requires an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach; and best practices are grounded in research and theory, just as useful theory and research are informed by practice

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about this position, please contact program co-chair, Dr. Shaun Nelms, shaun.nelms@warner.rochester.edu.

To apply, access the University of Rochester website via the following link: https://www.rochester.edu/human-resources/careers/. Search job Opening ID 238461 and submit your CV.

In addition to applying through the website, please submit the following documentation to the Warner School Dean's Office, deansoffice@warner.rochester.edu:
  1. Cover letter that addresses your interest and qualifications for the position and demonstrated commitment to engage in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. A writing sample such as a publication, technical report, or conference paper
  5. Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement. This statement should describe your past experiences, activities, and commitments related to EDI, as well as your future plans to advance EDI, in alignment with Warner's Priorities and Warner's mission as a research school of education.
About the Warner School: The Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development is part of the University of Rochester, one of the world's leading research-intensive universities. At the Warner School we believe that education can transform lives and make the world more just and humane. This vision informs our teaching, research and service as a research school of education, as we strive to: PREPARE practitioners and researchers who are knowledgeable, reflective, skilled and caring educators, who can make a difference in individual lives as well as their fields, and who are leaders and agents of change; GENERATE and disseminate knowledge leading to new understandings of education and human development, on which more effective educational policies and practices can be grounded; COLLABORATE across disciplines, professions and constituencies to promote change that can significantly improve education and support positive human development.

Our diverse work in each of these domains is informed by the following underlying beliefs: the improvement of education is in pursuit of social justice; development and learning shape and are shaped by the contexts in which they occur; the complexity of educational problems requires an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach; and best practices are grounded in research and theory, just as useful theory and research are informed by practice. The Warner School fosters a learning community that represents and builds on the rich diversity of human experiences, backgrounds, cultures, histories, ideas and ways of living. Learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion at Warner https://www.warner.rochester.edu/about/diversity.

About Rochester: Located in western New York, Rochester is a vibrant city, with a welcoming community, affordable housing, and rich intellectual and cultural resources. Approximately six hours by car from New York City, this medium-sized city on the shore of Lake Ontario is a dynamic town, with many great restaurants, museums, businesses, colleges, universities, and schools. Discover what Rochester has to offer in all four seasons. Claiming more sites on the National Register of Historic Places than any other city its size, Rochester was also the home of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Their commitments to equity and social justice are part of the DNA of the Rochester community and the University of Rochester. Visit our website to learn more about the University of Rochester.

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