Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences and professional studies, is located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. The PhD in Organizational Leadership program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This is a ten-month-equivalent faculty appointment to the year-around program with primary responsibilities in instruction, scholarship, dissertation supervision, advising, and service. Position commences no later than September 1, 2014.
Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation to email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2013 until the position is filled. Upon request, preliminary interviews may be granted to qualified candidates at the International Leadership Association Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada between October 30 and November 2, 2013.
1. Instruction: Teach courses in leadership, organizational development, and advanced quantitative research methods.
i. Teach PhD courses in a blended format (face-to-face and online) for approximately two thirds of the load, primarily for two semesters a year. ¬†ii. Integrate the discipline of specialization and courses with issues of faith, reason, and justice consistent with the mission and values of Eastern University.
iii. Accommodate the program‚Äôs face-to-face and online instructional schedule that occasionally permits evening and weekend involvement, particularly during residencies three times a year.
2. Scholarship: Publish and present original research and conceptual works and serve professional communities
i. Regularly publish and present research in the discipline of leadership studies and the faculty‚Äôs specialization.
ii. Collaborate with other faculty in research endeavors
iii. Engage and support students in their research and publication endeavors beyond the faculty‚Äôs own dissertation committees (e.g., in research teams)
iv. Provide service to the profession as opportunities arise¬†
3. Dissertation Supervision: Chair and/or serve dissertation committees
i. Supervise dissertations for approximately a third of the load year around.
ii. Continuously improve dissertation supervision and research skills by participating in professional development opportunities.
4. Advising: Advise PhD students academically and professionally
i. Serve as a cohort advisor during their first and second year of coursework.
ii. Respond to the needs of prospective and enrolled students beyond the faculty‚Äôs assigned cohort.
5. Service: Provide service to the department, university, and larger community
i. Assist with and participate in PhD program activities (e.g., comprehensive exam and portfolio assessment, program development and assessment, curriculum revision, concentration coordination, residencies, commencements, faculty meetings, workshopts, and retreats, etc.).
ii. Participate in university committees, assignments, and functions as required of a full-faculty.
iii. Serve the larger community as opportunities arise.¬†
1.¬†¬†¬† An earned doctorate in organizational leadership or related disciplines (preferred: specializations in organizational development and change, organizational behavior, and/or quantitative research methods)
2.¬†¬†¬† Ability to supervise dissertations (preferred: doctoral dissertation supervision experience)
3.¬†¬†¬† Record of effectiveness in teaching and/or curriculum development at the post-secondary level (preferred: effective online instruction with the adult population)
4.¬†¬†¬† Record of publication and active research agenda compatible with the PhD program
5.¬†¬†¬† Ability to write and implement research grant proposals (preferred: success in securing research grants)
6.¬†¬†¬† Embody values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, competence and affirmation.
7.¬†¬†¬† Commitment to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity and respect seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to achieve our common mission.
8.¬†¬†¬† Theological alignment with the doctrinal statement of the University; sincere and enthusiastic affirmation of the University‚Äôs mission, vision and core values; and a commitment to integrating Christian faith into teaching and professional work.
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.