Assistant Professor

first_imgPosition NumberF67650 Working TitleAssistant Professor Grant funded position?No Quick Link Number of Months12 Application Process/Additional Information DepartmentSOEEdLdshp: Dep Required Qualifications Proposed Hire Date07/01/2021 As a preeminent national, urban, public research university andacademic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University iscommitted to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – anenvironment where all can thrive in their pursuit ofexcellence.Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions toDiversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words)providing your career aspirations and contributions towardpromoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement,you can share how your lived experiences, and academic andprofessional activities will impact your contribute to VCU’smission of promoting equity and inclusion.Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals ofequity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangiblypromotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, andcelebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship thatpromotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/orengaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionallyunderrepresented groups to create a positive and successfulorganizational experience. In addition, please submit applicationmaterials via VCU eJobs at materials must be submitted online through VCU eJobs bythe application deadline, and must include all of the following: 1)A letter of application that addresses the applicant’squalifications based on position announcement and consideration ofthe goals and mission of Virginia Commonwealth University and theSchool of Education; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) List of threeprofessional references with contact information; 4) DiversityStatement. Please upload documents 1-3 as one PDF under ‘OtherDocument’ at for review by the Search Committee.Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted.Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. KimBridges at [email protected] If selected as a finalist for theposition, candidates must agree to current and prior employersbeing contacted. -Experience with master and doctoral students including advisingand/or chairing dissertations/capstones and serving oncommittees-Evidence of successful teaching at the graduate level-Potential for developing programs for interdisciplinarysettings-Experience with online delivery of instruction-Expertise in one or more of the following areas: leadershipdevelopment; organizational change; school law; fiscal and humanresource management; cross-sector educational collaborations;program or organizational evaluation, community-based actionresearch-Experiences that inform worldviews and/or perspectives aboutminority group status, to include race, ethnicity, gender,sexuality, religion, and disability-Evidence of collaborations with research centers and institutesand/or with community agencies Tenure StatusNon-Tenure Eligible Type of SearchNational School/UnitSchool of Education Posted Salary$65,000-81,900 RankAssistant Professor Position Responsibilities Is this employee on a H1B Visa?Nocenter_img -Earned doctorate in educational leadership or related field-School, District, or Central Office leadership experience/practicein the K12 setting and/or leadership experience/practice ineducation-related non-profit organizations-Experiences facilitating and/or leading adult learning-Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a teamenvironment-Strong facilitation and problem solving skills-Strong and applied commitment to diversity, equity, and access asthey relate to educational leadership, policy, and systemsimprovement-Demonstrated leadership experience and practice in advancingaccess, equity, and quality education for learners fromhistorically marginalized and underrepresented minority populationsliving in poverty and/or the educators that serve them-Demonstrated experience and practice working in and fostering adiverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to doso as a faculty member at VCU and community member at large-Ability to build and leverage meaningful cross-sector partnershipswith local school divisions and education-related non-profitorganizations for the purpose of educating and preparing leaderswho advocate for social justice and lead communities of learningand continual improvement-Experience with innovative programming around leadership forsocial justice-Leadership experience and practice related to or within urbansettings with individuals in our communities who have beenhistorically marginalized, and done from a culturally responsiveand antiracist lens Preferred Qualifications Application Deadline Date05/28/2021 Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Open Until FilledNo Date Posted04/28/2021 Mission or Goal of Unit The Department of Educational Leadership in the School of Educationis committed to preparing leaders able to influence equity,excellence, innovation, and impact in urban and other settingsserving students with unmet needs. By combining innovativeresearch, teaching and critical reflection with authentic communityengaged learning experiences, the department prepares leaders whocan address crucial needs in culturally rich and diverseenvironments.At VCU, we believe different perspectives and areas of expertiseenhance possibilities and solutions. This philosophy drives ourrecruitment process. We welcome applicants with diverse experiencesand backgrounds who will contribute to an already diverse communityof faculty, staff, and students. Candidates need to havedemonstrated experiences advancing access, equity, and qualityeducation for underrepresented learners, particularly withinlow-resource communities. This includes a commitment to addressingdiversity, inclusion, social justice, equity, and antiracistpractices in education/educational leadership and practice throughteaching, service, and mentoring. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * The School of Education values the following as our culturestatement, ‘The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trustamong all members of the SOE community is the foundation of apositive work climate. Realizes that our well-being as aninstitution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects allmembers, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honestcommunication and finding ways to respectfully address difficultissues. Strives to listen without bias and search for commonunderstanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playingfield for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives,because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosterscollaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members ofits community.’ Please describe ways in which you have worked tofoster this type of culture in the professional workplace or inyour everyday life.(Open Ended Question) The primary duties of this position will include teaching andservice. The employee will teach graduate courses in educationalleadership and practice, work with doctoral students on capstonesand dissertations, and advise/supervise/mentor students. In regardsto service, they will engage in service to the department, school,university, surrounding community, and national/internationalprofessional organizations. Diversity Statement InformationFor more information on diversity statements, includingguidelines, please click here . The Term Assistant Professor will demonstrate through teaching,service, and public engagement the richness of diversity inlearning experiences and integrate multicultural approaches andperspectives into instructional methods and research. They willteach graduate courses in educational leadership and practice, workwith doctoral students on capstones and dissertations, andadvise/supervise/mentor students. The professor will also engage inservice to the department, school, university, surroundingcommunity, and national/international professionalorganizations. Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsOther DocumentDiversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)Optional Documentslast_img