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Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership @ NAU in Flagstaff, AZ

  • November 07, 2019 12:22 PM
    Message # 8096587

    NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence. NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

    Job Description

    The Department of Educational Leadership (EDL) is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor position at one of our NAU campus locations beginning in August 2020.  The position is a 9-month tenure-track faculty line. This position has the opportunity for summer course teaching.

    The EDL Department invites applicants who will contribute to our program’s Educational Leadership Doctoral specialization and Master’s emphasis in Community College and Higher Education. The EDL Department seeks candidates who demonstrate expertise on innovative teaching and a high-level research agenda that supports collaboration with faculty and students and/or higher education leaders.  Further the EDL Department has interest in applicants who can draw from experiences with underrepresented populations and demonstrate both personal and professional proficiencies that can serve as a model for future leaders.  In their applications, candidates need to specifically address how they meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, as listed below, in order to be fully considered.


    • Teach in-person, blended, or online doctoral and master courses focusing on community college and/or higher education. Possible course assignments include, but are not limited to, The Community College, Tribal College Leadership, Community College and/or Higher Education Leadership and Administration.
    • Maintain an active independent and collaborative research agenda.
    • Prepare and manage external grant proposals/programs.
    • Direct graduate student research and serve on dissertation committees.
    • Fulfill service responsibilities to the department, college, university, and the profession.
    • Work collaboratively across EDL, College of Education, and the university.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Conferred Doctorate in hand in the study of Community College and/or Higher Education Leadership or Administration at the time of application.
    • Full-time or part-time college teaching experience in the content area of community college and/or higher education
    • Documented research and/or scholarship experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Community College, Higher Education (University), or Tribal College scholar and/or leader who can demonstrate a strong understanding of contemporary and seminal Community College, Higher Education, or Tribal College scholarship, trends, practices, and policies.
    • Administrative or leadership experience working in Community College, College, University, Tribal College, or a professional organization related to higher learning.
    • Evidence of a research agenda that includes submitted/published scholarship.
    • Evidence of experience working with large databases and can teach and facilitate doctoral research involving the use of large databases.
    • Evidence of the potential for procurement of external funding.
    • Evidence of working with diverse communities based on ethnicity, race, national origin, language, age, gender/sex, religion, abilities, sexual orientation, and other social identities that contribute to an inclusive and collegial community of graduate students, leaders, and scholars.
    • Demonstrated experience teaching content-specific courses in community college, higher education, Tribal colleges, and CCHE leadership and administration utilizing blended, in-person, and online modalities such as Blackboard Learn and social media ( )
    • Demonstrated skill/experience in graduate-level curriculum/course development where institutional modalities such as Blackboard Learn and social media are used.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal and intergroup skills/ability to work effectively with U.S. and international students, colleagues, faculty, leaders, and community members.
    • Evidence of service to professional organizations

    General Information

    Northern Arizona University is a 30,368-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.  

    The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment. For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see


    Commensurate with experience.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' links, locate vacancy 604699, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

    You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline.  Your application must include a single attachment that contains: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references.  Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

    If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website  or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

    Application Deadline: This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2019.

    If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or, or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff, AZ 86011.

    Northern Arizona University is an EEO institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

    EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

    NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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