Saint Louis University School of Education Associate Professor
Catholic Educational Leadership
The School of Education at Saint Louis University invites applications for an Associate Professor in Catholic Educational Leadership. Faculty in the Educational Leadership program seek to develop outstanding, highly trained executive-level leaders for Catholic schools with experience in educational research and evidence-based practice. The successful candidate will have a track record of effective leadership in the Catholic school sector. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-line appointment, which will begin mid-August 2021.
Position Summary. The Associate Professor in Catholic Educational Leadership will join a vibrant group of faculty members who currently work with and train school. The Associate Professor in Catholic Educational Leadership will engage in teaching, service to the University and community, and educational research.
Responsibilities. The successful candidate will:
Deliver graduate courses in the EdD/PhD, and coursework in the MA in Catholic Educational Leadership programs. Courses are provided in numerous formats (evening, Saturday, some online) and in multiple locations.
Serve on a team to provide visioning for (i) graduate programs in Catholic education, (ii) outreach to Catholic schools, and (iii) advancement as needed.
Serve on doctoral committees for EdD projects and PhD dissertations in Catholic education, provide guidance to students completing doctoral projects, and advise graduate students.
Engage in research and development initiatives and provide support to research activities in Catholic Educational Leadership.
Actively contribute to the success of the School of Education by recruiting a diverse population of students, supporting strategic initiatives, and providing leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels.
Qualifications and Experience. The successful candidate will:
Hold an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership.
Have an established record of executive-level leadership in Catholic education.
Have an established record of excellent teaching and mentoring graduate students.
Show evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Preference will be given to candidates who:
Have significant executive-level leadership experience within higher and P-12 Catholic education.
Have experience in Jesuit secondary education.
Have experience directing graduate programs that prepare leaders for Catholic education.
Have an in-depth knowledge of the theological underpinnings of Catholic education (Church documents, history, and current landscape).
Context. Saint Louis University (SLU), established 1818, is the oldest institution of higher education west of the Mississippi River and is a world-class Catholic, Jesuit institution educating nearly 13,000 students. SLUs 230-acre urban campus, located in midtown Saint Louis, provides students, faculty, and staff a close-knit community in the middle of a lively city. The Saint Louis metro region is home to nearly 3 million people and provides a mix of Midwestern friendliness and large-city amenities.
The School of Education (SOE) shares in the 470-year-old Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, focusing on the growth of the whole person. The purpose of Jesuit education is to develop men and women for and with others. Saint Louis University, and the School of Education, is committed to intellectual rigor and the use of knowledge for the betterment of our local, national, and international communities. The School is recognized as a leader in the state and region. More than 30 percent of the public school superintendents in Missouri and approximately 40 percent of all Catholic school leaders in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis hold degrees from SLU. The vast majority of all Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis have leaders who hold a SLU degree.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.