Department Chair of Education Executive Leadership
St. John Fisher College
Location: Rochester, New York
Internal Number: 3145
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education at St. John Fisher University, Rochester, New York, is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, advisement and service. The School of Education is seeking qualified applicants for the tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Department Chair of the Executive Leadership Program. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in organizational leadership and management, qualitative research, and leadership practices in complex diverse organizations. This position will start July 1, 2024.
The Department Chair reports to the School Dean and is responsible for carrying out general supervision and policies of the Ed.D. in Executive Leadership Program in accordance with the Faculty Statutes on the Rochester campus and the Iona University extension site. The chair is responsible for providing faculty at all locations with guidance in the handling of academic matters such as academic dishonesty, candidate withdrawals, review of candidate GPAs, and candidates at risk of program removal due to academic standing. The department chair hires and evaluates department personnel, oversees curriculum development and assessment, administers and monitors the departmental budget, engages in student recruitment, directs operations and collaborates with the site director at the Iona extension site, and establishes and maintains a long-term vision for the program that is consistent with the departmental, school, and university missions.
The responsibilities of the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor include: teaching hybrid and online doctoral-level courses in the Executive Leadership Program; research in leadership field; supervision of doctoral students in field-based experiences; dissertation advisement for doctoral students; serving on dissertation committees; department and college-wide committee assignments; and service to the college, profession and community.
Education / Experience:
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited higher education institution
Experience teaching graduate-level courses in leadership in an accredited higher education institution
Doctoral level advisement and dissertation committee experience in an accredited higher education institution
Demonstrated skills in hybrid and/or online teaching
Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, scholarship, advisement, and/or service
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others
Professional experience serving in executive leadership/administrative leadership positions
Background in qualitative research methodologies and applied research
Administrative leadership experience
Required qualifications to be considered for rank of tenure track Associate or Full Professor:
Administrative leadership experience that includes academic oversight of a program or department
Prior experience in an Associate or Full Professor position
Experience advising graduate students and serving as a dissertation chair
Evidence of acquired grants and implementation for research
Published peer-reviewed articles or books published by academic presses, lead author publications, and conference presentations
Evidence of contributions to the professional community at a higher education institution or in professional organizations such as service on committees and task forces
Contributions to the community outside of higher education institutions
Evidence of curriculum development and program evaluation
Demonstrated student recruitment skills and experience
Demonstrated successful interactions with students and colleagues
Scholarly research and publications in particular on the topic of leadership
Membership on editorial or community boards
Hiring committee experience
Effective leadership characteristics such as being proactive and positive, able to make difficult decisions, manage complexity, value different perspectives, delegate when appropriate and successfully manage conflict
Providing professional development in organizations
Success in administration of programs in higher education to include strategic planning, effective communications, operations, and collaboration with colleagues
Understanding of the policies, best practices, challenges, and opportunities in complex diverse organizations
Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Only qualified candidates will be contacted. St. John Fisher University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
To be fully considered for the position applications must be submitted by January 5, 2024.
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